Chicken with Prunes and a Herb Crust

This is our first recipe from the latest addition to our bookshelf, A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry. As the name hints, it’s a book all about recipes involving chicken.

This first recipe is a pretty easy one to put together, and is a bit unusual because of the sweetness which comes from the prunes. The herb crust is a nice touch – there’s not a huge amount of it but it gives a contrasting flavour and texture to the rest of the dish.

I loved his meal – it was right up my street, but Mark wasn’t sure. The sweetness of the dish, combined with the amount of sauce/juices didn’t seem right to him but I loved it!