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Crackin' chicken tray bake

Serves   10
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 55 mins

Turn the classic Kiwi roast chook up a notch this year with our oh-so-easy chicken tray bake. The perfect combination of sweet and savoury, we’ve transformed the humble chicken into a festive centerpiece.

This recipe is part of our Pams Kiwi Christmas Feast - feed 10 for $150.

Kiwi Christmas Feast

Chicken tray bake




  • 2kg or 10 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on
  • 2 Pams Red Onions, sliced into wedges
  • ½ cup Pams Dates, sliced in half
  • 2 Pams Oranges, 1 sliced, the other juiced and zested
  • 3 Tbsp Pams Wholegrain Mustard 
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 


  1. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper and place in a single layer on a large baking tray. Arrange the onions, dates and sliced orange around the chicken pieces. 
  2. Mix the mustard, orange zest and juice and a big glug of olive oil together in a small bowl and pour over the chicken. Sprinkle the cumin seeds over the chicken and add a splash of vinegar or water into bottom of the baking dish. 
  3. Roast in the oven at 220°C fan bake for 30 minutes, or until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through and caramelised. Serve the tray bake straight from the roasting dish, or transfer to a large serving platter. 
Tip: The liquid left in the baking tray after cooking is fantastic drizzled over your hassleback potatoes.