Mediterranean roast chicken and veg

250g baby new potatoes, thinly sliced
1 large courgette, diagonally sliced
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
6 firm plum tomatoes, halved
12 black olives, pitted
2 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets, about 150g each
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp green pesto

Preheat the oven to 200C/ gas 6. Spread the potatoes, courgette, onion, pepper and tomatoes in a shallow roasting tin and scatter over the olives. Season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper.

Slash the flesh of each chicken breast 3-4 times using a sharp knife, then lay the chicken on top of the vegetables. Mix the olive oil and pesto together until well blended and spoon evenly over the chicken. Cover the tin with foil and cook for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil from the tin. Return to the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes until the vegetables are juicy and the chicken is cooked through (the juices should run clear when pierced with a skewer). Serve immediately.

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