October 17, 2011

Spanish Chicken with Potatoes and Chorizo

The simplicity of this can't be beat.

Go get one of your best oven-safe porcelain baking dishes (so that you can transfer from the oven to the table), make a side salad (if you wish) and maybe some dinner rolls. Throw on a 1950's housewife dress, dust the furniture, and make a cocktail for your hubby before he gets home.

Not that I did any of that.

No, really. I didn't. I may be a good wife, but I'm not that good. It might be fun though?


Here's what I did do and what I'm getting at: this is so incredibly easy that I might make this once a week. I went to Trader Joe's and bought a chicken already cut up for me, i.e. the lazy route. I scrubbed some baby potatoes, sliced my chorizo, chopped an onion, zested an orange, and gathered up my spices: oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour some olive oil in that pretty baking dish and arrange your chicken pieces. Nestle the potatoes and slices of chorizo wherever you wish and sprinkle the onion, orange zest, and seasonings over everything. Slide that into the oven. Dance. Sing. Shower. Run 3 miles. Pat yourself on the back because dinner is done!

Source: adapted from Life is Great
Servings: 4

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 assorted pieces of chicken (breasts, legs, or thighs)
2 chorizos, sliced
5 baby potatoes, halved
1 shallot, sliced
2 teaspoons oregano

1 orange, zested
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 425. Put the oil in the bottom of a roasting pan. Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, season with salt accordingly, then turn them skin-side up. Nestle the chorizo sausages and the new potatoes. 

Sprinkle the onion and the oregano over, then grate the orange zest over the entire pan. Cook for 30 minutes, then baste the contents with the orange-colored juices. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes or till chicken is done. Note: Mine was done in 50 minutes, check regularly. 

Would you share some of your best one-pan/one-pot dishes?


  1. Oh I need more one-pot dinners in my life! I don't think I have any good recipes for one. This sounds really good!

  2. I'm alllllllll for 1 pot meals! And chorizo...so good! A little bit hits the spot!

  3. Sounds like an amazing one-pot meal. The chicken looks so moist-- I wish I had some in front of me right now!

  4. This sounds awesome! And I love anything that I can make in one pan!

  5. This recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to try it! I love dishes like this... thanks!

  6. This looks fantastic! Do you buy your chorizo at Trader Joe's too?

  7. This looks SO delicious, I’m book-marking this to make later! I found you via “This Chick Cooks Link Party”. I’m your newest follower and would love a “follow back”!

    Have a great week,

    Jillian @ www.foodfolksandfun.blogspot.com

  8. Bet the chorizo makes this dish! Love chorizo!


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