Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Serves:4 Recipe Ingredients:
2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 1 red onion, cut into wedges 2 tsp olive oil 4 skin-on chicken breasts 75g pack garlic cheese spread 200g pack cherry tomatoes A handful of black olives Recipe Method:
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the peppers and onion on a big baking tray with half the oil. Transfer to the oven and cook on the top shelf for 10 mins.
Meanwhile, carefully make a pocket between the skin and the flesh of each chicken breast, but don't pull off the skin completely. Push equal amounts of cheese under the skin, smooth the skin back down, brush it with the rest of the oil, season, then add to the tray along with tomatoes and olives. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 mins more until the chicken is golden.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.