It is the season for the tiny, delicious datterini tomatoes in Sicily so I decided to invent a simple chicken dish using them. You can use cherry tomatoes if you can't get datterini.
4 tablesp olive oil
1 white onion, chopped
8 chicken joints, skin on
500 gr datterini or cherry tomatoes
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
seasalt & freshly ground black pepper
Soften the onion in the olive oil in a wide pan over low heat. Then add the chicken pieces, turn up the heat and brown on all sides. Add the whole datterini, stir them around and squash them a bit with the back of your mixing spoon. Then add the pepper strips and stir. Add the basil and seasoning and cook, covered, over a low heat for about 50 mins.