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Hot honey chicken and sweet potato traybake

In this hot honey chicken traybake, the sweetness of honey and sweet potatoes is perfectly balanced with a touch of chilli.

Each serving provides 510 kcals, 37g protein, 50g carbohydrates (of which 27g sugars) 17g fat (of which 4g saturates), 7.5g fibre and 0.6g salt.
8 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
4 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
8 banana shallots, halved
½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp boiling water
1 lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp Aleppo pepper
small handful flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped
small handful toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
bitter leaves, such as chicory, radicchio or curly endive, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Arrange the chicken thighs, skin-side up, the sweet potato chunks and shallots in a large roasting tin. Drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and black pepper.

Whisk together the honey, boiling water, lemon zest and juice and the Aleppo chilli flakes. Drizzle this over the chicken and sweet potatoes. Roast for 40 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender, the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crisp.

Serve sprinkled with the parsley and walnuts, and a salad of bitter leaves on the side.

Source: BBC