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I’m cooking one of my favourites tonight, it’s easy, cheap and everyone likes it (well except for vegetarians) and I know that Claire will be happy to have the leftovers for lunch at work tomorrow!

What you will need:

4 chicken thighs
1 onion
1 lemon’s juice
Mushrooms (if you want and any other veg you fancy)
Potatoes (the timings are for new potatoes)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
A large oven dish

This will feed 2-3 people

Before you do anything you want to turn your oven on to 200C so that it’s nice and hot. Slice up your onions and mushrooms and put them in your oven dish, add rosemary, salt, pepper and drizzle a little olive oil. Mix with hands so that everything is covered in oil (this will ensure that nothing burns).

Lay the chicken on top of the onions and mushrooms and add a bit of salt as this will help the skin go crispy. Drizzle just little of olive oil on top (you don’t need much as the thighs are already quite fatty) and make sure the whole surface is covered in oil. Then add the lemon juice and a bit of water – enough to cover the bottom of the whole dish. Put it in the oven.

Then you want to boil your potatoes for about 10 minutes, drain them and cover them all slightly with olive oil. I’d wait until the chicken’s been in the oven for 15 minutes before adding the potatoes.

Check the chicken every 10 minutes and add water when necessary, you want there to be enough liquid at the end to use as gravy. The chicken should take about 45 minutes to cook.

Either have a salad or some green beans with it.