Spanish-style chicken bake

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By: Hairy Bikers

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.50 / 5 (1285 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
1 hr

The Hairy Bikers' one pot chicken recipe has no added fat - with a spicy kick from the chorizo for a low fat recipe


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the onions, potatoes, garlic and tomatoes in a large roasting tin and season with sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

2. Toss everything together lightly and roast for 20 minutes.

3. While the vegetables are roasting, skin the chorizo and cut the meat into thin 5mm slices.

4. Put the chicken thighs on a board and carefully slash each one 2 or 3 times with a knife. Season all over with black pepper.

5. Mix the paprika and oregano together and set aside.

6. Take the roasting tin out of the oven, scatter the chorizo over the veg and turn everything a couple of times.

7. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and chorizo and sprinkle with the paprika and oregano. Season with a little salt and return to the oven for 20 minutes.

8. Take the tin out of the oven. Holding one corner carefully with an oven cloth, lift the tin a little so all the juices run to the opposite end, then spoon and drizzle the juices back over the chicken.

9. Tuck the pepper strips loosely around the chicken and vegetables.

10. Turn the oven up to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Put the tin back in the oven for another 20 minutes or until the peppers are just softened and the chicken is golden and crisp.

11. As you eat, squeeze the garlic out of the skins and enjoy the deliciously soft and fragrant flesh.

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made this today as a change from sunday lunch,was great. i added stock to make more sauce &added whole mushrooms.will make again 5 stars from me

terry&flo terry&flo  Posted 31 Aug 2014 9:20 PM

Have made this for both my family and when we've had friends over. Its a real hit. It's so easy and tasty. I tend to put extra chorizo in although that increases the calories, and, it definately takes longer to cook than the recipes says. I increase the time at the first stage of cooking.

Jacqueline53866 Jacqueline53866  Posted 09 Aug 2014 6:14 PM

Love this recipe we have it often and it's so easy to make...I tend to add a few chilli flakes as we love spicy food

bebster bebster  Posted 19 Jul 2014 2:14 PM

We tried this recipe last weekend, loved it! The children love the items on the kfc" rel="external">[link] menu but this recipe is a good alternative in the future. No more kfc for us.

SpencyD45422 SpencyD45422 Posted 08 Jul 2014 4:09 PM

Really tasty recipe, we loved it.

RebeccaN60716 RebeccaN60716 Posted 22 May 2014 10:40 PM

We loved this! we made it without the chorizo because I don't eat red meat and it tasted goodSmile

CameliaM26955 CameliaM26955 Posted 10 May 2014 7:17 PM

Loved this!

KellyC91655 KellyC91655 Posted 23 Apr 2014 8:06 AM

I made this tonight for my family of six . I added a few more of the ingredients to bulk it up. Such a great meal, loved by all. Definitely a winner!

rebeccaB68154 rebeccaB68154 Posted 27 Feb 2014 9:33 PM

Avoided making this for ages because I'm not keen on chorizo. I used one of the small ready chopped punnets and it was just right. I have made it with both thighs and breasts and both worked well. Really easy to make, and hardly any washing up. Enjoyed by grown ups and kids alike in our house.

RoseC80897 RoseC80897 Posted 15 Feb 2014 2:10 PM

Very easy to make but i found this a little disappointing if i make this again i would definitely extend the cooking times.

williamB41831 williamB41831 Posted 05 Feb 2014 4:35 PM

I have made this a number of times. It is soooo simple and tastes lovely.

AnneM61872 AnneM61872 Posted 10 Jan 2014 2:17 PM

That's the one for me thankyou

JoanO80077 JoanO80077 Posted 10 Jan 2014 10:06 AM

Really tasty, easy to cook and no mess. I will make this dish regularly.

eleanorB72863 eleanorB72863 Posted 07 Jan 2014 4:03 PM

super yummy! :P

TaraD69476 TaraD69476 Posted 10 Nov 2013 12:50 PM

That's very tasty recipe!!!I'll definitely make this cake again and again!

Elena Iksar Elena Iksar Posted 13 Sep 2013 7:15 PM

JaneW80257 JaneW80257 Posted 31 Jul 2013 8:54 PM

Very enjoyable. Young Grandchildren enjoyed it. 9year old Granddaughter assisted. Emailed recipe to their Mum.

JaneW80257 JaneW80257 Posted 31 Jul 2013 8:53 PM

Mitsy2k Mitsy2k Posted 26 Apr 2013 9:44 PM

One can always rely on Hairy Bikers!

HildegardN77561 HildegardN77561 Posted 23 Apr 2013 7:57 AM

Very tasty and easy recipe. Have made it several times. Have the Hairy Dieters cookbook which I use regularly.

IngridB96286 IngridB96286 Posted 03 Apr 2013 7:02 PM

Incredibly tasty! Added another pepper and left out the potatoes for a low carb meal.

MaureenW69172 MaureenW69172 Posted 13 Mar 2013 7:14 PM

So easy and so tasty, will be having this again :-) - sorry it was supposed to be 5 stars, would of given 10 if I could

MicheleB79223 MicheleB79223 Posted 17 Feb 2013 9:32 AM

So easy and so tasty, will be having this again :-)

MicheleB79223 MicheleB79223 Posted 17 Feb 2013 9:31 AM

cant wait to try!! :0)

karenW5666 karenW5666 Posted 03 Feb 2013 8:16 AM

easy and fantastic taste

janettski janettski Posted 28 Jan 2013 6:38 PM

Easy to do and really tasty. Great supper dish any day of the week!

LindaE15797 LindaE15797 Posted 19 Jan 2013 8:56 PM

Really easy, low fat and tasty. What more could you want from a mid-week meal?

chrisivens chrisivens Posted 15 Jan 2013 8:33 PM

Great recipe - either weekday or with friends. Use good quality chorizo.

Sue71 Sue71 Posted 11 Jan 2013 5:05 PM

CindyW38835 CindyW38835 Posted 05 Jan 2013 3:37 PM

i have made this loads of times now and its still one of our families favourite so simple to make and real tasty low calorie food at its best

CindyW38835 CindyW38835 Posted 05 Jan 2013 3:37 PM

Better half and I loved this but stillfound it a liitle oily so will use less chorizo next time

LynnB87391 LynnB87391 Posted 05 Oct 2012 6:13 PM

RonP78683 RonP78683 Posted 26 Sep 2012 3:58 PM

Tasty, easy to make, healthy and very little washing up, perfect!!!!!

Mario Sbuttoni Mario Sbuttoni Posted 25 Sep 2012 9:40 AM

Easy to make and very tasty!

Schoonheim70 Schoonheim70 Posted 21 Sep 2012 12:07 PM

Very, nice and easy!! a favourite with all the family

KatrinaD14225 KatrinaD14225 Posted 14 Sep 2012 9:04 PM

Quick and easy to prepare. Very very tasty - recommeneded.

Vonnie1 1 Vonnie1 1 Posted 14 Sep 2012 12:16 PM

Delicious and simple!

HeatherK2162 HeatherK2162 Posted 13 Sep 2012 12:12 PM

Faye_Sandra Faye_Sandra Posted 07 Sep 2012 8:34 PM