Slimming World's rustic garlic chicken tray bake recipe

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This dish looks as beautiful as it is delicious. Healthy and easy on the waistline, but posh enough to serve up at a dinner party - it's a brilliant one to have in your repertoire.

Slimming World's rustic garlic chicken tray bake
  • healthy
Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 35 mins
Total Time2 hours
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories473 Kcal24%
Sugar14.1 g16%
Fat18.1 g26%
Saturated Fat4.8 g24%
Salt1.07 g
Protein40.5 g81%
Carbohydrates35.9 g14%
Salt1.07 g

Slimming World’s rustic garlic chicken tray bake is an easy one-pot dinner made with chicken thighs.

This rustic garlic chicken tray bake by Slimming World bakes 12 large chicken thighs on a bed of sweet, roasted vegetables including vine tomatoes, courgette, and onions. Infused with garlic, rosemary, and dried red chilli flakes, each chicken thigh is bursting with flavour. You have all the vegetables you need in this one dish, so there's no need to think about anything else. This recipe is cooked low and slow so you'll need about 2 hours to prepare it, but it's worth the wait.


  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 12 large skinless chicken thighs
  • 600g Desirée potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5mm thick slices
  • 800g medium vine tomatoes, halved
  • 2 courgettes, thickly sliced
  • 3 large onions, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4-5 small rosemary sprigs
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 250ml boiling chicken stock




  1. To make this chicken thigh recipe (opens in new tab), preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
  2. Season the chicken thighs, add to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Spray the potatoes with low-calorie cooking spray and add to the pan in a single layer. Cook for around 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Remove from the heat.
  4. Spray a medium roasting tray with low-calorie cooking spray and layer the base with the tomatoes, courgettes, onions and potatoes.
  5. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables in a single layer and sprinkle over the garlic, herbs, chilli flakes and the lemon zest and juice.
  6. Pour the stock over the chicken and vegetables, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 1½ hours until the potatoes are soft and the chicken is tender, removing the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  7. Bring the tray to the table and let everyone help themselves.   

Recipe courtesy of Slimming World

Top tips for making Slimming World’s rustic garlic chicken tray bake

This recipe uses Desirée potatoes but you could always swap these for new potatoes instead, or Jersey Royals if they're in season.

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