So, Understandably, not everyone knows about Romertopf (so We’ve added a handy link lower down where you can read about the benefits of clay oven cooking!). However, in our (Naomi’s) house growing up it was a staple dish! My mother was the only one who knew how to make it for many years & we LOVED it and always asked for it. It’s a super healthy dish that’s also nice and light. To me, it seems that it can transform between a Winter & summer dish, its equally warming for a Winter dish but light for a summer dish to be eaten outside on the patio! So it’s up to you where it falls for you seasonally but We urge you to invest in a Clay oven & try it out now!


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Prep time – 15 mins

Cook time – 1h-30 mins


Equipment needed:



  • 4 x chicken thighs
  • 8 x Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 3 x Tomatoes
  • 0.5 Red Pepper 0.5 yellow pepper 0.5 orange pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 x garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Pint (2 cups) of Chicken stock
  • 1 cup of wine
  • Salt, Pepper, fresh thyme & fresh rosemary.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C)
  2. Prepare the chicken thighs – trim off any excess fat.
  3. Sear the thighs in butter over a high heat for one minute on each side – just to brown off the edges & crisp the skin slightly.
  4. Place the thighs in the bottom of your romertopf or clay oven.
  5. Arrange all veg on top of the chicken
  6. Pour over stock, wine & lemon juice
  7. Add the fresh herbs and lots of salt & pepper. (however much you desire!)
  8. Place in the center of the oven for 1h & 30mins
  9. Remove from the oven carefully (with oven mitts!) let it sit for 5-10 mins




We serve ours with rice to make it a heartier meal – but if you’re watching what you eat – just on its own is perfect!





Tip – If cooking for two people – still put all 4 thighs in the romertopf & then save all leftovers and make soup the next day by pulling the chicken off the bones and adding back into the stock – it makes SUCH a delicious chicken & veg soup!



April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016


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