What do you do when you haven't had much sleep, have a messy house, no food and in 90 minutes your friends are coming over for lunch? Pick a recipe that has everything in the one dish and cooks all by itself and crack open the emergency dukka for starters (thanks http://chinatowntreehouse.blogspot.com.au) I've made this chicken dish before with both cider and sparking wine - adapted from the following:
80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
8 thin slices of speck
100 ml dry apple cider / sparking wine
2 tbsp cider vinegar, or to taste
Preheat oven to 220C. Combine potato, onion, apple, thyme sprigs and 60ml oil in a roasting pan, season to taste and roast until starting to colour (15-20 minutes).