Crisp baked chicken with cherry tomatoes and polenta


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Serves 4-6 | Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 30-40 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I developed this recipe because i needed a relatively easy main course for a dinner party. I would like to share it because everyone who has ever tried it adores it


Ingredients You'll Need

1 recipe polenta (below) or 2 x 500g packs ready to use polenta + 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
4 skin on boneless chicken breasts, cut in half if large
500g cherry tomatoes
few sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cloves garlic, sliced
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Salad of seasonal leaves to serve

Polenta
1 litre (1 quart)water
3/4 cup /240g (8 1/2 oz) coarse corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
15g (1/2 oz) butter


Directions

For the chicken:


1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC (425ºF/Gas Mark 7).


2. Make the polenta or crumble the ready-made polenta into chunks and put evenly into the bottom of a roasting dish. (If using the ready-made, sprinkle with the parmesan.)


3. Place the chicken breasts skin side up on top of the polenta, scatter with the cherry tomatoes then sprinkle with the rosemary and garlic, drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


4. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes until the chicken skin is crisp and golden and the polenta is starting to turn brown around the edges.


5. Remove from the oven and serve on warmed plates with a salad of seasonal leaves.


For the polenta:


1. Bring the water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, pour the maize meal into the pan in a slow steady stream, while constantly whisking with a wire whisk to prevent lumps forming.


2. Reduce the heat and cook the polenta, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, for 10 minutes.


3. Remove the polenta from the heat and mix in the parmesan and butter. Proceed as above.


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