Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Tray Bake

By May 5, 2023Chicken, Mains
Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Tray Bake: An oval pie dish filled with chopped cooked chicken thighs, covered in a creamy sauce of garlic, onion, sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. Topped with parmesan cheese and baked in oven until golden brown. by

Another fabulous dish that is simple to prepare and on the table in under 30 minutes. Enjoy!



Prep time

10 Minutes

Cooking time

15-20 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2-3 chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon grated garlic
  • ½ eschallot, chopped or 1 tbsp. chopped onion
  • ¼ cup of chicken stock
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 small handful of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Garnish
  • Fresh parsley and basil, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 160ºc
    • Season the flour with salt and pepper to taste
    • Add the chicken thighs and toss to coat evenly
    • Heat a small frying pan over medium heat
    • Add the chicken to the pan and cook on both sides until golden in colour and just cooked through
    • Remove from heat and place the chicken into the base of a small baking dish
    • Melt the butter in the same pan as above
    • Add the eschallot/onion, garlic and tomatoes, stir to cook evenly 1-2 minutes
    • Add the baby spinach and stir until it welts slightly. Then add coconut cream, stir to combine
    • Pour the mixture evenly over the chicken pieces and top with grated parmesan cheese
    • Cook in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, until heated through and the cheese has melted
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and basil
    • Serve and Enjoy!

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