Ratatouille chicken

Ratatouille chicken
Ratatouille chicken
Serves 4
2 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions, sliced
1 aubergine, chopped into 2cm chunks
1 large courgette, chopped into 2cm chunks
1 fennel bulb, chopped into 2cm chunks
4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400ml chicken stock
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tsp oregano, dried
Salt and black pepper

To serve:
  1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a deep pan over a medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pan, brown the chicken on all sides, then transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a the same pan over a medium-low heat. Add the sliced onions and cover with a lid. Cook for five minutes until softened but not coloured.
  3. Add the aubergine, courgettes and fennel and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook for 6-8 minutes until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add the crushed garlic. Cook for one more minute, then add the chicken stock, tinned tomatoes and oregano, plus some salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down low and add the chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin side up.
  6. Cover with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes.
  7. Give everything a stir and cook for a further 20 minutes with the lid off, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and adding a splash of water if it starts to get dry.
  8. Serve with couscous or crusty bread.

Note: Crusty bread can be used as an alternative to Couscous, if you wish.

Per serving436kcals, 18.7g fat (4g saturated), 25.1g carbs (10.8g sugars), 44.2g protein, 10.1g fibre, 0.525g sodium