Chicken & crispy capers with new potatoes

Combine chicken thighs with new potatoes and capers to make this quick and easy midweek meal, with stuffed olives and lemon zest to add some extra oomph

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 411
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 250g new potatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained and dried
  • 65g stuffed green olives
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • ½ bag peppery salad, to serve


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and tip in the potatoes, boil for 8-10 mins, until cooked through, then drain.

  2. Mix the flour and oregano, then toss the chicken in it. Put the oil in a pan over a high heat and fry the capers until crispy, about 2 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  3. Turn the heat down a bit and add the chicken, then fry until golden, around 10 mins. Tip the drained potatoes into the pan with the olives. Fry for 10 mins, until the chicken is cooked through and a little charred. Squeeze the lemon juice over, scatter with capers, parsley and lemon zest and serve with the salad.

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