Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yummy Roast Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes and Sweet Basil Recipe

One of our favorite dish meal is roast chicken with cherry tomatoes and sweet basil. A very very simple one pot meal that you can make with your child. When we go shopping for the ingredients, Reese will get the herbs and cherry tomatoes for me. He learned about the different kinds of herbs too! Back home Reese will help me wash the cherry tomatoes and then cut them into halves and pluck and wash the sweet basil leaves. My job is to marinate the chicken and cut some other vegetables that Reese can't do with his dinner knife. :)

Reese at work. He is now an expert in cutting the tomatoes.
Usually I will use two boxes of cherry tomatoes. Reese did all the cutting. Not bad eh? Needs a lot of patience.
Add in the basil and chicken and the rest of the ingredients and most importantly drizzle it with a generous amount of olive oil.
Believe me, this dish is really good even thou it doesn't look very nice here... :)
When the food is cooking in the oven, the lovely smell will filled up the whole house and Reese will give me a thumbs up and keep asking when will the food be ready. 

I got this recipe from Jamie Oliver's website. All you need is sweet basil, cherry tomatoes (assorted colors), 1 big bulb of garlic with skin on, you can add potatoes or cannelloni beans if you want a more complete meal. For the chicken, marinate it with salt and pepper (generously) a few hours in advance. Put everything together and drizzle it with a generous amount of olive oil and put it into the oven at around 190 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes. 


BabyBooned said...

Wow that looks great! I've only tried jamie's milk chicken n that wasnt bad,but wasnt too great. I'm gona try this one soon!

A gift from God said...


Must try! :) Tell me whether it is good once you make it!

Melinda Loh said...

Florence, I tried roast chicken with herbs and vegetables. Very tasty but a bit dry. My friend mentioned must but some good amount of liquid like water or meat broth. It will tender the whole chicken.

How was your texture?

Cheers, Melinda

A gift from God said...


It's not dry at all! Lots of yummy gravy (juice from the tomatoes). Make sure you have enough cherry tomatoes and a generous amount of olive oil. :)