Chicken and polenta bake

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Serves: 4

By PommePoire

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 chicken breast or four thighs, skin on

  • 250g cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary

  • 500g polenta ready-to-use

  • 25g Parmesan grated


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220C/Gas Mark 7.
  2. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil into a roasting tin, or oven-to-table baking dish.
  3. Take the block of polenta out of the packaging and holding it over the tin or dish, use your fingers to break it into chunks.
  4. Sprinkle over the Parmesan or Pecorino and mix so all the polenta has a nice olive oil/grated cheese coating.
  5. Arrange the chicken breasts or thighs amongst the polenta. Dot the cherry tomatoes evenly around the tin or dish. Sprinkle over the rosemary needles and the minced garlic.
  6. Drizzle with the other tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Roast for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.

Handy Hint

Sainsbury's do ready-made polenta in blocks.

Additional Information

  • tomato

  • cheese

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Dairy Free

  • Nut Free

  • Egg Free

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  • balia 16/01/11 11:11

    This was lovely - really quick and easy and breaking up the polenta was fun for my son to do. Yummy.

  • PommePoire 22/07/10 14:03

    Ready made polenta has a mild nutty taste which comes into it's own here as it takes on the parmesan, garlic and rosemary flavours. My 5 year old thought the polenta chunks were roast potatoes! They do look a bit like roasties; all golden and crunchy.