I love the ease of tray bakes. Everything goes into the oven together on the same baking tray and cooks at the same time – in this case baby tomatoes, French green beans (the thin ones), new potatoes, black olives from the deli counter and bite-size pieces of chicken. This same mixture can also be a salad. (see Tomato, Green Bean, Potato and Olive Salad) though of the two I think I prefer the hot dish as it produces some nice juices and cooking the olives brings out their saltiness (so don’t season until you have tasted it).
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2 chicken breasts – cut into bite size pieces
1 dry pint or 10 oz. baby tomatoes
8 oz. French green beans
8 medium new potatoes – quartered
20 black olives
2 tbsp. olive oil
Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, pour over the olive oil and toss well together, then tip on to a baking tray and cook in oven for 30 minutes.