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Chicken traybake

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Dancergirl Tue 20-Dec-16 14:52:21

I am doing tray baked chicken breast tonight with peppers, red onion and mushrooms.

What liquid can I add to keep it moist? Just chicken stock or something else?

mumonashoestring Tue 20-Dec-16 14:54:11

If you cover it for all but the last 10 minutes or so you won't need additional liquid with the veggies in there; they'll give off enough water to steam the chicken nicely.

Sweepingchange Tue 20-Dec-16 14:57:30

Agree you won't need much

But if you want to add something:

Chicken stock
Water
Glass/glug of good white wine?

Dancergirl Tue 20-Dec-16 14:59:58

Oh I've got some fresh lemon thyme too. Won't it be a bit dry without liquid?

Sweepingchange Tue 20-Dec-16 15:00:21

This Mary Berry recipe doesn't use any extra liquid but uses preserved lemons for moisture

thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/mediterranean-all-in-one-chicken

and this Spanish inspired recipe uses just three tablespoons of red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar (which is good to counteract any greasiness)

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spanish-chicken-traybake-chorizo-peppers

DixieWishbone Tue 20-Dec-16 15:01:25

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HollyAndShit Tue 20-Dec-16 15:03:35

Balsamic vinegar goes well with tray baked chicken and veg.

Mondrian Wed 21-Dec-16 09:56:30

You could also put sliced tomato, orange or lemon on top (or a mixture) - another alternative is to marinade it for a few hours in orange juice (I normally add chopped onion & tarragon, garlic, cumin, paprika for Fajita wrap).

LIZS Wed 21-Dec-16 10:26:27

Small tin of tomatoes?

Weedsnseeds1 Wed 21-Dec-16 13:04:37

I don't normally add liquid, but wine would be good. I do sometimes querter lemons or oranges, squeeze over and tuck the pieces in for flavour. Toss your veg with a bit if olive oil, if you aren't already.

Sugarandsalt Wed 21-Dec-16 14:13:05

I normally just add a drizzle of oil. Doesn't get dry at all

wobblywonderwoman Wed 21-Dec-16 14:18:25

You know a bit of chorizo would make it really tastry. Very small amount of chicken stock

DubiousCredentials Wed 21-Dec-16 14:31:11

The mushrooms will give out enough liquid to keep it moist I would have thought. I never add liquid but would use a bit of olive oil normally unless the recipe included chorizo.

GeorgeTheThird Wed 21-Dec-16 14:38:58

i just use a bit of olive oil as well

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