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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.55 / 5 (88 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
40 min

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1. Preheat oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 6.

2. Turn the chicken breast-side down, then using kitchen scissors, cut down either side of the backbone of the chicken, cutting through the ribs. Remove the backbone. Flatten the chicken and place in a baking dish skin-side up.

3. Combine the paprika, thyme, salt, pepper and oil. Brush some of the mixture over the chicken. Place the potatoes in a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Toss with the remaining paprika mixture. Bake the potatoes for 10 minutes then add the chicken to the tray and bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the chips are crisp. Serve with the lemon wedges.

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Latest Comment


i have to try this tonght!! but there was no thyme mentionde in the ingredients how come. is it fresh thyme or dry thyme? thanks!

adeleW80973 adeleW80973  Posted 14 Nov 2011 5:33 PM

No thyme is mentioned in the ingredients, but it in the method.
How much please?

RosieM RosieM  Posted 19 Aug 2011 4:40 PM