Chicken, cheese, peas, and corn

Close up. Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter. Gary Lum.

Last week I learnt that if I put some baby green peas in a baking tray and put a piece of deboned chicken thigh on top I end up with some peas which remain green and soft and some peas which go brown and crunchy.

I really enjoyed both textures.

Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter. Gary Lum.
Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter.

Ingredients

  • Chicken thigh and drumstick which are also known in Australia as a chicken Maryland
  • Cheese
  • Baby green peas
  • Corn cob
  • Butter
  • Black peppercorns
  • Iodised salt

Instructions

  • Remove the drumstick from the femur.
  • Remove the femur.
  • Poor frozen baby green peas into the base of a baking tray.
  • Lay the deboned chicken thigh meat with the skin on top of the peas and season the skin with black peppercorns and iodised salt which has been ground with a mortar and pestle.
  • Add the corn cob into the baking tray.
  • Put the baking tray into an oven heated to 200 °C (392 °F) and cook for 40 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes, add some cheese to the chicken and put it back into the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the baking tray and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer all the food to a dinner plate and add a knob of butter to the corn cob.
  • Eat and enjoy the meal.
Close up. Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter. Gary Lum.
Close up. Oven cooked chicken, peas, and corn with cheese and butter.

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, and Babylon 5.

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