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.

Verbena Harissa Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potato and Spinach One Tray

You know how we like to minimise on washing up?! This family chicken dish is prepped in 5 minutes, cooked in 30 and uses just one tray. No flavour compromised however! The Verbena Harissa Paste (you can make your own but we used Belazu’s) is fragrant and lemony with a mellow hint of chilli. This dish was created with a nearly empty fridge. What to do with some chicken thighs? Keep staples like the Verbena Harissa, chicken and sweet potatoes in your fridge and it’s easy peasy to knock up a healthy family dinner. ⠀

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

8 chicken thighs, skin on⠀
300g cubed sweet potatoes⠀
3 red onions quartered⠀
3 tbsp Verbena Harissa (Belazu’s is excellent)⠀
3 tbsp pomegranate seeds⠀
100g fresh spinach⠀
2 lemons sliced⠀
Fresh coriander

Coat the chicken thighs with the Verbena Harissa and season.⠀

Toss the red onion quarters together with the sweet potatoes and some olive oil in a large roasting tray.⠀

Place the chicken thighs on top and season the whole dish. ⠀

Place a slice of lemon on top of each thigh and put the tray in the oven for 30 minutes.⠀

Stir the spinach around the sweet potatoes so that it wilts.⠀

Scatter over the pomegranate seeds and coriander and serve!⠀

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