James Martin’s traybake recipe with roasted tomato chicken – the perfect summer dish


June 18, 2022 – 09:18 BST

Sharnaz Shahid

James Martin often surprises us with his sumptuous recipes, and his traybake with roasted tomato chicken is the perfect solution for this summer.

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The celebrity chef – who has teamed up with a household favorite, Italian Canned Tomatoes Cirio – has created a range of recipes to “bring the heart of Italy to British tables” – and this traybake is truly delicious!

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James said of his recipe, “I really enjoyed making these delicious yet easy-to-make recipes and wanted to partner with Cirio for their superior flavor and proven commitment to sustainable farming from field to fork.

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“As a chef from a farming family, I know how important it is to respect the land, your people and the environment. Something as simple as using carbon neutral tomatoes can really make a difference.”


The Saturday morning The host has developed three other recipes using Cirio’s carbon neutral diced tomatoes, including meatballs with tomato sauce, blooming onion, and a tomato, sausage and bean casserole with rosemary and chopped parsley.

James didn’t just make the recipes; he has made several short videos that can be viewed for social media and will appear in TV adverts on ITV in June.

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The authentic Italian tomatoes have taken sustainability to a whole new level, meaning they are as good for the planet as the plate. The company can now claim ZERO impact on climate change thanks to the neutralization of any CO2 emissions residues.

Recipe for James’ Roasted Tomato Chicken Traybake – for 6

chicken traybake


600 g chicken fillets
300 g small potatoes halved
2 red onions peeled and cut into 1/6th
4 baby aubergines halved
3 mixed peppers sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g Cirio canned tomatoes
A few sprigs of rosemary
50 ml olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
To serve a few sprigs of basil


1. Preheat the oven to 220c
2. Using a large roasting pan, place the tomatoes with the aubergines, red onions, peppers, potatoes, garlic, rosemary and chicken, mix and drizzle with oil.
3. Drizzle with oil and roast for 40 to 45 minutes until charred.
4. Spoon onto a platter with basil and serve.

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