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Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes

December 8, 2011 2 Comments

I have said this before many a times, I love chicken. Some of my favourite ways to eat it I have shared with you in previous posts, Roast Chicken and Simple roast chicken pieces with veggies. I have been eating chicken in these ways forever, so when I decide to try something different I always feel like a traitor!. Tonight I tried a recipe from Nigella Lawson’s most recent cookbook ‘Kitchen’. This Spanish inspired version is a nice little change from my favourite ways to eat chicken. I do however feel like a bit of a cheat when I bring you someone else’s recipe, I wonder if other food bloggers feel like this as well? I wish I could always be a dictionary of new recipes but sometimes I am not and need a little inspiration from someone else. Thank you Nigella you where a lovely inspiration for me this evening :) Yum, yum, yum!

Without further adieu here is the recipe for Spanish chicken with chorizo and potatoes.

Please note this is not the exact recipe form Nigella’s book – I have made several Foodie Goddess changes.


  • 5o ml Olive Oil (+ extra for drizzling)
  • 10 – 12 chicken drum sticks (with bone and skin)
  • 750g chorizo sausages cut into 4cm chunks (unless they are the baby version)
  • 1kg new potatoes (cut in half)
  • 2 large red onions, peeled and roughly chopped (not too small as they will burn)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of dried oregano
  • Grated zest 1 orange
  • Salt and Peper (to taste)

How to

  1. Preheat oven to 220 °C. Put olive oil in large roasting pan and rub oil into skin of the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut up the onions, chorizo sausages and the new potatoes place in the tin with the chicken and sprinkle with oregano and grate the orange zest over the top. Mix.
  3. Drizel the ingredients with a little extra olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook at 220°C for 1 hour. Half way through cooking give everything a good mix.

Serving suggestion: Serve with a rocket and tomato salad. The simple and fresh tastes really compliment this chicken dish. This is a quick , tasty and fun way to eat chicken. Give it a try!

ENJOY – Buon Appetito!

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    This looks delicious! And nothing wrong with being inspired by people-as long as you credit them which you clearly have! :D

    • Anonymous

      That’s very true Lorraine.. and who doesn’t love NIgella hey :) teehee

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