Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Bake

Ready for another exotic meal?  I know I am!  It’s always fun to explore new cuisines and new ways to prepare a meal 🙂  This Spanish chicken is an easy way to have roasted chicken that is completely packed full of amazing flavors!  Spicy and flavorful chorizo sausages, red onion, creamy red potatoes, bright orange zest, and warm oregano!

In all honesty, I cut my veggies too small, so they got a little overdone… and we couldn’t find chorizo that was sliceable, so we got ground chorizo and I crumbled it up, but also, did that too small.  Oh well, notes for next time 🙂

So this dish may not be all that gorgeous to look at, but man oh man… you have to taste it!  I’m not even a huge chicken thigh person, but these were awesome!

One of the things I love about this Spanish chicken is that you pop it in the oven for an hour and all you have to do is check it once to baste the chicken.  One time in an hour.  That frees you up to go hang out with your family, do some laundry, or sit down with a glass of wine and read your favorite blog (wink wink, nudge nudge).

The original recipe made enough to feed an army… 12 chicken thighs and two full baking sheets worth of food.  Wow, I mean we eat a lot, but I knew we didn’t need THAT much food, so I pared the recipe down a little.  I got it down to 4 chicken thighs.  Although, my baking sheets are undersized (sad sad little baking sheets) and only 4 would fit.  But if you have a regular sized baking sheet, 6 thighs may fit 🙂

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

 

Pour about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in your baking sheet (just make sure it’s one that has sides!), and rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, flip them over so they’re skin side up, and season with salt and pepper.  Scatter your chorizo sausage and potatoes around the chicken.  Add the sliced onion on top of that.  Sprinkle orange zest and oregano over the whole baking sheet.

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

 

 

Now just pop it in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.  After 30 minutes, pull out the baking sheet and baste the chicken with the juice in the pan.  Keep baking the last 30 minutes.

Before serving, I squeezed the juice of an orange over the dish and added some minced parsley to brighten it up 🙂

I didn’t do it this time, but next time I think after I baste the chicken, I’ll add some fresh green beans to roast that last 30 minutes… that way it’s a one pan kind of meal 🙂

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

No fancy pictures for you all this time folks… we ate the entire pan!  Not a single leftover 🙂  Which is a great thing, except that means that I don’t get to take some nice pictures with good lighting.  Oh well, maybe next time 🙂  This recipe is too good to not share just because the pictures aren’t perfect!

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

This chicken is so juicy and perfectly roasted and those crispy potatoes… *drool*

Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

 

SpanishChicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

It may look a little burnt, but that crispiness is delicious, trust me!

Recipe adapted from Pickyin

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Spanish Chicken - A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges

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Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Bake
4 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
A simple and delicious way to roast chicken... this Spanish chicken is packed with the flavors of chorizo, potatoes, onion and oranges
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 in chicken thighs (bone with skin)
  • 1 lb chorizo sausages sliced into 1" pieces (or crumbled if ground sausages)
  • 1 lb baby red skin potatoes halve the larger ones
  • 1 red onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 oranges zested
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Pour the oil in the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, season with salt, then turn them skin-side up.
  4. Add potatoes and sliced or crumbled chorizo around the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle the onion and the oregano over the top, then grate the orange zest over everything.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, baste chicken with pan juices and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Squeeze juice of one orange over baking sheet once chicken is finished cooking.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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26 comments on “Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Bake”

  1. This looks like my kind of easy dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  2. That looks absolutely gorgeous! 😀

  3. Are you kidding – I think this dish looks gorgeous! I love the way you spoke about your adaptations, such a great way for people to learn about cooking! You can’t get that on tv! 🙂 I’ll be pinning this for sure!

    • Thank you so much!!! 😀 I try to be honest and upfront about things that didn’t work as well as planned, my substitutions, and offer ideas 🙂 I think of these recipes as a base for you all to add your own flair to, or personalize it to your tastes 🙂

  4. Just my kind of a meal. Totally yum..

  5. Oh my goodness…. This sounds wonderful! Found you at Foodie Fridays.

  6. This looks great! I lived in Spain for a while and so Spanish flavors are always ones I am drawn to so can imagine just by reading how good this must have smelt and tasted. Simple, tasty flavors are so often some of the best.

  7. I think your pictures came out fine, the chicken looks fabulous. Great recipe. Thighs are the favored chicken part in my house.

  8. oh my, this looks delicious! I love chorizo and Mediterranean style food so this is right up my street!

  9. Wow! This looks so incredible. My bf LOVES chorizo so I think this is going to make the weekly recipe rotation. And it’s so great you only have ONE pan to wash… Thanks for sharing!

    Michaela from
    http://www.thelodgeonhaydon.wordpress.com

  10. Such a wonderful share . Thanks for bringing it to fiesta friday ! have a great weekend !

  11. Wow, this looks incredible!

    I often add some green beans with a roasting chicken – especially when it has loads of other juices and oils going on from other added ingredients and they always come out delicious. Would definitely give it a try!

    PS – a good chicken thigh finds a perfect home in roasted dishes! Perfect!

  12. Welcome to the fiesta :).
    Simply done meals are often elegant and filling. Your chicken looks golden and with orange and oregano, must have smelled divine.