There’s nothing quite like a hot crispy chicken dish with a side of garlicky potatoes. Who knew you could make a meal that looks as good as this in your microwave? It’s given microwave meals a whole new definition and it’s so easy, anyone can make it.

 

Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Preheat the microwave to 200ºC using the quick heat setting.

    Lightly grease the crisp plate with olive oil, place in the microwave, and switch to the dynamic crisp setting for 3 minutes to preheat.

  • 2

    Peel and slice the onion into 6 wedges, and halve the potatoes lengthways, then place in a mixing bowl with the thyme sprigs, a t1/2 ablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Toss to coat.

     

  • 3

    Using the crisp handle, remove the crisp plate from the microwave and carefully add the veg mixture, making sure that the potatoes are cut-side down.

  • 4

    Place back in the microwave and cook on the dynamic crisp setting for 3 minutes, then remove and give the plate a little shake to loosen.

  • 5

    Drizzle the chicken with 1 teaspoon of oil, season with salt and pepper, then place skin-side down on the crisp plate, moving the veg to allow the skin to touch the crisp plate, if needed.

  • 6

    Bash and scatter over the unpeeled garlic cloves, then
    cook for a further 3 minutes on the dynamic crisp setting, then remove.

  • 7

    Add the tomatoes, flip the chicken skin-side up, and cook on the dynamic crisp setting for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is crisp, golden and cooked through.

  • 8

    When the time’s up, plate up and tuck in. Delicious served with a seasonal salad.

 
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By Carole Poirot on 04.12.17

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