Butter-basted chicken thighs with pasta salad

Deliciously moist and flavourful
 
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Recipe from: 25 August 2015
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 35 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 4-6
    chicken thighs
  • 150
    ml
    butter, chilled
  • 150
    g
    pasta rice
  • 50
    g
    wild rocket
  • 1/2
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1
    small yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1
    avocado, peeled and diced
  • olive oil, to drizzle
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Method

 
Place the thighs in a roasting dish. Cut the butter into flat pieces. Gently pull the skin from one side of the chicken pieces to form a pocket. Place the butter underneath the skin. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and grill for a few minutes, until browned. Baste often with the melted butter in the bottom of the pan.

Meanwhile, boil the pasta. Drain and rinse under cold water. Leave to cool. Toss with the remaining ingredients, drizzle with oil and serve with the chicken.

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