One of the things I love the most about the weather being on the turn, is that it’s now totally acceptable to start cooking lovely, warming comfort food once more! I love a salad, but, you know, it doesn’t always hit the spot in quite the same way as a lovely bake or stew! We had this dish the other night, and got to use some of our fresh thyme from the garden 🙂 Served best with some delicious green veg.
Serves 4, prep – 15 minutes, cooking time – 55 – minutes, total time – 1 hour 10 minutes
You will need:
- 850g pack British chicken thighs & drumsticks
- 200g shallots, peeled and halved
- 400g butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into wedges
- 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 30g walnut halves
- 15g fresh thyme, leaves picked, with a few washed sprigs left whole to garnish
- 50g Abergavenny goats’ cheese to crumble
- Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180ºC, gas 6. Put the chicken in a large baking dish with the shallots, butternut squash and garlic. Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.
- Season with freshly ground black pepper and roast in the oven for 45 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Remove the dish from the oven and stir through the walnuts and the thyme leaves. Roast for a further 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, the skin is crispy, the squash is tender and the walnuts are toasted.
- To serve, crumble over the goats’ cheese and garnish with the thyme.
Teaming up with Vicki and those ‘Tasty Tuesdays’!