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The kids have some friends coming over and we have a deadline in the office. I have decided to make this quick and easy chicken dish for dinner.

Hopefully they will like it.


  • 8 chicken thighs on the bone (skin on)
  • 8 baby desiree potatoes, halved
  • 4 spring onions, halved
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 whole single clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices prosciutto, halved
  • 16 black olives


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 230°C. Trim excess fat from chicken and make 3 slashes, 1 cm deep, into the meat to help cooking.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange chicken, potatoes and spring onions in a single layer in a large metal baking dish. Tuck lemon slices, thyme sprigs and whole garlic amongst chicken pieces and season well with salt and pepper. Drizzle over olive oil.

  3. Step 3

    Bake for 30 minutes then reduce heat to 200°C. Lay a slice of prosciutto onto each chicken thigh and add olive to pan. Bake for a further 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender