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Spicy chicken traybake with Bombay Pomme Anna

Because everyone loves an easy traybake! And this one is served with moreish spiced potatoes for extra yumminess.

Serves 4


6 chicken legs and thighs, skin removed

1 lemon, juiced

A sprinkling of salt

2 onions, roughly quartered

200g yoghurt

100g Tandoori curry paste 

1 tbsp garam masala

6 cloves garlic, grated

Thumb of ginger, grated

A few good splashes of brown malt vinegar 

Handful of fresh coriander, to serve

Raita, to serve


6 large potatoes, very thinly sliced

50 - 60g butter

2 tsp curry powder

1 large red chilli, diced

1 thumb of ginger, grated


  • Preheat the oven to 200c.

  • Prep the chicken by making lots of deep slashes into the flesh with a sharp knife. Mix the lemon juice and salt together and rub into the chicken. Add to a baking dish lined with baking paper, along with the quartered onions.

  • Combine the ginger, garlic, garam masala, vinegar, curry paste and yogurt in a small bowl and then massage into the chicken.

  • Bake in the oven for 45 - 50  minutes.

  • For the Pomme Anna, melt the butter in an oven-proof frying pan. Add the chilli, ginger and curry powder and combine.

  • Add half of the sliced potatoes to a mixing bowl and pour half of the melted butter over the top, mixing well. Add the other half of the butter to a separate bowl.

  • Line the same frying pan with some baking paper and brush it with a little of the seasoned butter.

  • Arrange a layer of unbuttered potatoes in a flower pattern in the bottom of the pan, brushing each with butter from the bowl as you go. Reserve some of these unbuttered potatoes for the top.

  • Take all of the pre-buttered potatoes and place in the centre of the pan, pushing down to form a mound.

  • Now take the reserved, unbuttered potatoes and arrange on top in the same way as the base. Brush with the remaining butter.

  • Place a piece of greaseproof on top, weight everything down with something heavy and oven-proof and bake for 45 minutes.

  • Once baked, allow to sit for 10 minutes before turning out onto a plate.

  • Serve in slices, alongside the spiced chicken, some fresh coriander and some raita.

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