Tray-bakes are the perfect way of cooking for a family. They’re quick and easy to prepare, and you can be inventive with flavours .


  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on

  • 250g cherry tomatoes on the vine, cut into small bunches

  • 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled

  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs

  • 2–3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 slices of pancetta

  • 100g pitted black olives

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • A few fresh basil leaves to garnish


  • 1.

    Place the chicken breasts in a roasting tray and add the bunches of cherry tomatoes. Bash the garlic cloves in their skin and place in the tray along with the rosemary. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • 2.

    Pop everything into the oven for 10 minutes, then drape the pancetta slices over the chicken and scatter in the olives. Bake for another 15 minutes, then set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

  • 3.

    Put each chicken breast on a plate with some tomatoes, olives, garlic and juices. Sprinkle with the basil leaves and serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 770kj
  • Fat Total 61g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Protein 44g
  • Carbohydrate 8g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 829mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Extracted from GINO’S ITALIAN ECSAPE by Gino D’Acampo
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 14th September 2013
Priced: £20
Pictures ©Matt Russell

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