Roast Chicken Dinner

I was watching a cookery show on the television, and it really inspired me to do my own little cheap version of it. So here goes:
400g chicken thighs/ drumsticks
8 large potatoes (any type is fine)
handful of coriander or parsley
100 grams of baby tomatoes, sliced into half.
5 onions, chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic finely minced
1 big aubergine finely chopped
pinch of salt,
pinch of black pepper
pinch of olive oil

pre heat the oven to Gas mark 2-3 or 150 degrees
grab a baking tray, cover with foil, and add the chicken
season with pinch of oil, black pepper, and salt
Put it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (15 minutes each side,  turning the chicken over)
Meanwhile in a big pot, boil the potatoes for 5 minutes
Remove the potatoes, from the heat, and drain the water
Remove the chicken from the oven, turn the chicken over to the side again
Add the boiled potatoes to the oven
Add the tomatoes,
Add the aubergines
Add the onions
Add the garlic
Add the coriander or parsley
Return the tray to the oven
Bake for 35 minutes, checking on it after 15 minutes
Remove the tray from the oven

For an healthier alternative you can always swap the potatoes for sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain high amounts of fibre. The recommended daily amount for the intake of fibre, is 30 grams a day. The reason for this figure is that fibre has a variety of benefits, including supporting the reduction of cholesterol, blood pressure, heart disease, and aiding weight loss.
This meal also contains a range of vitamins and minerals, due to the content of vegetables, which would count as 2-3 portions of the recommended five a day, for fruit and vegetables.


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