My Global Food Challenge

New Zealand

Harvest Baked Chicken (New Zealand)

Yield: 4 Servings


8-10 Chicken pieces, thighs and drumsticks
½ cup Black olives
½ cup Olives, green
3 tbsp preserved lemons, flesh discarded and rind diced
2 Lemons, juicy, cut into wedges
½ cup Rosemary, leaves stripped from the stalk
4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar, good quality
15 Cherry tomatoes, or 20
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley, chopped, to decorate


Preheat the oven to 200C.

Place the chicken portions in a large roasting dish. Toss with the olives, preserved lemon, lemon wedges, rosemary leaves, sea salt and freshly ground pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar until well mixed. Place in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, turning occasionally.

Add the tomatoes and cook for another 20 minutes.

Check that the thighs are cooked well. Allow to stand for 10 minutes and transfer to a large serving platter.

Serve immediately, or if transporting to a picnic, place in a covered dish and refrigerate until needed. Serve hot or at room temperature, sprinkled with parsley.

Link to My Post on New Zealand:

Cuisine: Kiwi, New Zealander

Main Ingredient:  Chicken

File:New Zealand in Oceania (small islands magnified) (-mini map -rivers).svg

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