As regular readers know I often post recipes for one-dish meals or vegetable sides. Here I have combined a side with roasted chicken and potatoes to give you an idea of how I serve often serve those side dishes and to show how a simple meal of roasted chicken thighs and potatoes becomes a little more interesting when teamed with an easy cabbage and bacon sauté.
Roast Chicken & Potatoes with Cabbage & Bacon Sautè
The addition of vinegar keeps the cabbage lovely and crisp.
4 chicken thighs or drumsticks
4 potatoes, scrubbed and halved
CABBAGE & BACON SAUTE
2 rashers bacon, rind removed, meat chopped
1 small onion, diced
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Place chicken and potatoes in a bowl, drizzle with oil and season with a good grind of salt. Toss to coat with oil and salt. Place chicken and potatoes in a single layer on a baking tray and roast for 45 minutes or until chicken and potatoes are golden and cooked through.
2 Meanwhile prepare and cook sauté. Place bacon and onion in a large frying pan over a medium heat, cover and cook, stirring
occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent and bacon is cooked.
3 Add mustard and vinegar, mix to combine and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add cabbage, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes or until cabbage wilts. Serve with chicken and potatoes.
Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Chicken: Mad Butcher – Hastings; Bacon: Holly Bacon – Hastings; Onion, cabbage: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Apple cider vinegar: Te Koha Organics – Hastings; Olive oil: The Village Press – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: mustard, salt.
Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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