Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Chicken Tikka Tray Bake

A tray bake like this which can be prepped in advance and whacked in the oven is ideal for busy evenings. Add spinach at the end to up the nutrients or okra would be good thrown in for the last 10 minutes.

I’ve used skin on bone in thighs but breasts, legs, drumsticks…. bones in, bones out, skin on, skin off….pick whatever you fancy! Just adapt the cooking time accordingly. Breasts will only need 30 minutes.

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Difficulty: easy



1.5kg chicken portions
500g potatoes peeled and cut into 5cm pieces
2 onions roughly chopped
150g fresh spinach (optional)
1 lemon halved
For the tikka Paste:-
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
2 tsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp tomato purée
10cm ginger peeled and roughly chopped
4 garlic cloves peeled
1 fresh red chilli
2 jarred red peppers
1/2 tsp Maldon Salt

Line a large roasting tin with parchment paper. It’ll make washing up so much easier!

Blitz the paste ingredients together in a blender. Tip into a bowl (or direct into the roasting tray) and add the chicken making sure it’s completely coated.
Add the onions, potatoes and chicken to the tray.

Roast for 45 minutes at 200 degrees.
Squeeze in the lemon, wilt in the spinach if using and finish with fresh coriander.

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