Chicken (or Quorn) & California Prune Tray Bake

Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes.  When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes.  In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also be used to provide a natural replacement for some of the processed sugars that traditionally feature in sweet recipes.  And because of their high fibre content and ability to add bulk to dishes, California Prunes also have a role to play in reducing portion size without compromising on filling power or taste.

Makes: 4Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 4 skinless chicken breasts or 4 Quorn fillets
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g California Prunes
  • Bag of baby potatoes
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • 4 rashers smoked or vegetarian bacon with rind removed
  • Pepper and salt to season


  1. Put the olive oil, rosemary, orange juice and zest into a pan and warm through.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 180° C.
  3. Place the chicken or Quorn pieces and potatoes into a large oven-proof dish.
  4. Remove rind from bacon, chop and scatter around the chicken or Quorn.
  5. Pour over the warm sauce and place the California Prunes around the dish.
  6. Place in the oven for 1 hour 20 – 1 hour 30 minutes or until the chicken or Quorn and bacon have browned.
  7. Serve with vegetables e.g. green beans.