Baked Italian Chicken by Donna Hay. The recipe was followed through except that i did not put in pancetta and i marinated the chicken meat with some salt and added some pineapples. The tomatoes, pineapples, garlic and oregano were tossed with oil and sent for baking and after that, put the meat in and further baked till the chicken is cooked. Easy, right? When i tasted this, i thought it tasted like Chicken Napolitana which i had in aust but that comes with more gravy. I served this with couscous alongside with some salad leaves and tadaa..my baked italian chicken!
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Recipe ( from Donna Hay recipes here )
250gm cherry tomatoes, halved
120gm piece flat pancetta ( omitted and added few pineapple cubes )
2 tbsp oregano leaves
8 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
2 X 200gm chicken breast fillets, trimmed
80gm black olives
cracked black pepper
basil leaves and grated parmesan, to serve
1.Preheat oven to 200C
2. Place the tomatoes, pineapples, oregano, garlic and oil in a baking dish and toss to combine. Bake for 25 minutes. Marinate the chicken with some salt at the meantime.
3.Add the chicken and olives to the dish and sprinkle with pepper.
4.Bake for 20 minutes until chicken is tender. ( i tossed the chicken once during the baking process)
5.Top with basil and sprinkle with grated parmesan and pepper again if desired.