MEXICAN CHICKEN TRAY BAKE

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Recipe

  • 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 jar tomato salsa (may substitute with 1 can chopped tomato & onion)
  • 500 g pumpkin or butternut, seeded, peeled, cut into wedges
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 red and yellow peppers, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 200 g mixed cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced
For the chilli-lime cream:
  • 160 g sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons chilli or hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Fresh coriander
  • Additional mashed avocado or guacamole to serve

Description

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. In a large bowl toss the chicken thighs and drumsticks with the taco sea-soning.
  2. Spoon tomato salsa over base of a casserole dish. Arrange the pumpkin, onion, peppers and tomatoes over salsa. Top with chicken mixture. Drizzle with oil.
  3. Bake, turning occasionally, for 35-40 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Set aside for 5 minutes to rest.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the chilli-lime cream, combine sour cream, chilli sauce and lime juice in a small bowl. Season.
  5. Arrange the avocado and coriander over the chicken mixture in the pan. Serve with the chilli-lime cream and extra guacamole.