Just call me Bev: Chorizo Chicken

Oh dinner! What a repetitive MOFO you can be. You are relentless. You can be exhausting. And when you occur on the days of Monday-Thursday you just plain suck a little soul out of my day. I should meal plan. I should venture off the normal meals we make week in, week out. I should cook organic free range meals from eco friendly butchers and my vegetable garden, but I don’t. I usually cook the same 6 or 7 meals on rotation, that is until I forget to do the shopping, or do the shopping and completely forget to buy any meat and have to pick up something on the run. Like um, yesterday.

I saw chicken thigh fillets on special (bone in, skin on) and at $3.69 a KILO I picked up a pack and knew it just had to be Nigella’s spanish chicken. Easy, delicious, one pot to wash up and in this case…CHEAP!

Spanish chorizo chicken
: 6-8 pieces chicken thigh (bone in skin on)
: 2 chorizos
: 4-6 new potatoes
: Oregano
: Salt, pepps and oil
: Zest of 1 orange

: In the bottom of a (cold) roasting pan drizzle in olive oil, salt & pepper. Put the thighs in skin side down and massage in the seasoned oil, then flip the pieces over

: Chop the chorizos into 4 cm pieces. Do the same with potatoes (cut them in halves or quarters depending on their size). If you have wee new potatoes you could throw them in whole

: Wedge the potatoes and chorizo between the chicken and sprinkle with oregano and orange zest (which I of course forgot to get at the fruit shop)

: Throw into a 220 degree hot oven for an hour

: I made a simple rocket and parmesan salad to go on the side

: Serve up and enjoy! The girls love this dinner and why wouldn’t you?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07732623384511673618 Palaeontologist Mum with Babies

    Looks yummy, very Spanish. I will try it. My dad makes something similar but adds fried capsicum and onion and no chorizos. We traditionally only eat chorizos in a BBQ with bread or sometimes in a paella. I love the salad, and rocket and parmasen go so well together!
    Do your girls eat the salad too?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      They LOVE the salad!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10538993178188989025 Jodie (aka mummaducka)

    Fantastic, ticks all the right boxes for me!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Looks delish! We are currently going through a phase where EVERY dinner I put on the table gets “that looks yuk” after 4 weeks of this it’s breaking me. Might have to give this a whirl. Thanks, ma’am.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      I know that face all too well. Daisy is SO hungry after being at School that she will generally eat most things I put in front of her which means that Harper will too. Good luck! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Lipgloss Mumma

    You had me at ‘one pot wonder’

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05422447758929601014 Leanne

    Thanks, that’s what I’m having tonight now!

  • http://www.homeworkmum.com/ Lisa@Home/WorkMum

    Oh you lifesaver, I hate thinking of what’s for dinner. This looks so good, and one pot is always a winner.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Love a one pot wonder. will be trying this! Thanks Bev! x

  • Traci

    This is my go to recipe when I have visitors for dinner and just can’t be arsed spending hours in the kitchen. It’s a winner. I usually finish with baked peaches and ice cream. Another meal dead easy and so impressive.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10576986106653716208 Lizeylou

    I would happily eat the 7 meals you have on rotation – everything at your house always looks so damn delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18298584305962503726 Sarah Humphreys

    I’m not much of a cook, but i’m going to try this one! Looks yum.


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07586610467519318424 Jode

    Yum…looks great to me! Your first few paragraphs really spoke to me though…i am so over dinner and i even meal plan lol! At the moment trying to keep twin toddlers, a teen and two adults happy at mealtimes is sending me a little barmy!
    Thanks for sharing (and what a bargain that chicken was!!!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08915960873730826839 Anna @ green tea n toast

    I agree with Jode above – that first paragraph could have been me writing it. So easy to eat the same stuff day in day out. I’m trying really hard not to do it and it’s so nice to eat some different meals! Love this one. Thanks for the tip x

  • Jane

    Thanks for the dinner idea – gave it a whirl tonight & it us a keeper! Cheers

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09393571810604343918 Veggie Mama

    parmesan and rocket salad makes me cry sweet tears of salad joy. Sometimes, if I haven’t eaten a piece of fruit in about six months (sounds pretty normal, actually), I put sliced pear in it and feel so DAMN SUPERIOR!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16389483438147864419 Bec S

    Yum! A favourite at our house too

  • http://www.heytherejustme.blogspot.com/ Sue

    LOVE your recipes and wanted to send a thanks! Tried this Friday night (when I have zero ‘bebotheredness’ and it took me less than 5 minutes to prepare and everyone loved it. The kids have named it BabyMac Chicken. :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14055604277114897438 Dee

    My lady love just cooked us this for dinner tonight! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.ayearofcommitment.com/ A Year of Commitment

    Thanks for this – my in-laws are leaving my place tonight after a 10 day stay and I simply CAN NOT come up with another 3 course gourmet meal, so I’ve told them it will be simple, and it will be chicken… all the while knowing that this will still impress big time AND I won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. YAY!

  • Anonymous

    Cooked this for dinner last night thanks to you. A winner all round especially with my little girl who only likes cheesy pasta and has a mini meltdown when anything else is served. Thanks again. Georgia x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02512695703223497990 Bree

    yummy yummy just cooked it tonight!
    chucked in some carrots with about 10 mins to go (and skipped the salad cause was feeling lazy)

  • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

    Off to cook this now, just what the dr ordered after a trying day (missing cat, dead snake – has to equal disaster me thinks). Wish I had some rocket for a salad!

  • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

    And it was damn good. Triple thanks

  • Anonymous

    do you need to boil the potatoes first? thanks ):

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely delicious – entire family raved – thanks for this :-)

  • Anonymous

    Beth I would be interested in hearing more about your same 6 or 7 meals on rotation…especially if this one is anything to go by the kids will love it!

  • Anonymous

    Making this tonight! :) I hope the kids love it. x