4 skinless  free range organic chicken thighs (the filet with the bone)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 red capsicum

2 red onions

1 tablespoon thyme

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 teaspoon chili flakes (or to taste)

1/2 teaspoon saffron thread, soaked in two tablespoons hot water for 10 minutes

300 ml chicken stock

1 teaspoon sugar

1 punnet cherry tomatoes

1 lemon, zested

2 tablespoons chopped parsley



Pre-heat oven to 175ºC.

Heat the oil in a fry pan and lightly brown chicken pieces. Place into a small casserole dish.

Cut capsicum and onion into large pieces, cook in fry pan for 2–3 minutes with thyme, chilli and garlic .

Add and saffron, stock and sugar, bring to the boil and pour over chicken.

Sprinkle with cherry tomatoes and zest of lemon.

Cover with lid or foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Uncover and bake a further 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with the chopped parsley before serving over cooked pasta of your choice.