There was to be lots of family around the table, and I did not want to be spending days or even hours in the kitchen, so something chickeny, something tasty, something a bit Italian was in order.
The Italians do family meals so well, chatty and noisy – celebratory. Something I could prepare, freeze beforehand, defrost and pop in the oven on the day.
Something chicken with pesto, garlic, Italian blue cheese (if I could source it) and tomatoes too!
I served it with salad and new potatoes, potato wedges are good.
If you are making it in advance, freeze before the baking.