Simple Suppers: Sunshine Chicken

Sunshine Chicken

People keep on talking about how rubbish January is and, to be quite honest, I don’t really get it. Yes the ‘Holidays’ are over and we are all weighing heavy under the prospect of this year’s resolutions, and the weather does make everything look a bit grey. But despite that, if you look at it the other way we have a whole year ahead of us filled with wonderful seasons and plenty of opportunities to have a go at making things happen.  We all just need to seek out the sunshine from other places. With this in mind I decided to try and get some sunshine in my cooking just to add a bit of colour to the monotonous malaise that is currently hanging over my house. For me this means an array of bright vegetables, warming spices and a simple quick recipe.

So here it is – my January Sunshine Chicken!


1 Onion

2 Chicken Breasts chopped into chunks

1 Pepper

2 Cloves of Garlic

1 Courgette

1 Carrots

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/2 tsp Paprika

1/4 tsp Cumin

1/4tsp Tumeric

Dash of Red Wine

Dash of Soy Sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Chop the garlic and mix with a glug of olive oil and spices, rub on the chicken and leave to marinade for about 15 mins
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  3. Chop all the vegetables into cubes place in a roasting dish add the chicken, pour on some wine and a dash of soy sauce. Cook for 40-50 mins
  4. Then serve with a smile

Sunshine Chicken1

It really is as simple as that. Let me know how it goes and if it does bring that extra burst of sunshine into your kitchen. What dishes are you trying out to beat the winter blues?

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