I am a lazy cook, I admit that. I prefer recipes that don’t need much initial preparation and while cooking they don’t need the cook to fuss around the pot – stirring and checking them all the time.
That is why I love cooking using roasting bags. You can use them to prepare anything – meat and vegetables, and they always taste so delicious.
I especially like how tasty the chicken gets in the roasting bag, it doesn’t matter if you are using only chicken thighs or the whole bird. And the meat is so tender and juicy. All you need to add are the vegetables you like to garnish the dish with and seasoning.
Try this easy recipe that my whole family eats
Chicken with Rosemary, Garlic and New Potatoes in a Bag
Ingredients (makes 6 servings):
1kg new potatoes, cut in cubes
I cut the potatoes in smaller shapes, so that my little one to be able to eat them as well
6-7 chicken thighs
salt, black pepper, paprika, rosemary, parsley, garlic powder (all about 1-2tbsp)
2-3tbsp oil or a little bit more (depending how much seasoning you are going to use)
Put the potatoes and the chicken thighs in the roasting bag
Add the seasoning mix by mixing together the condiments and oil
Tie the bag and massage it to make the seasoning mix reach the meat and vegetables everywhere
You may have to pierce the bag while baking, just check the manufacturer’s instruction on the packing
Pre-heat the oven to 200°-220°C and cook for 50-60 minutes
If you want to brown the potatoes and meat, just remove from the bag and return to the oven for 15-20 minutes more
Serve it with fresh salad.