Chicken Chorizo and Potatoes one dish meal

One of the best and easiest meals! If given the choice, I would eat this every day!

Serves:  6
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min


3 T olive oil
12 chicken thighs (bone in, with skin)
750 grams chorizo, whole if baby ones, or cut into 4-cm chunks if regular-sized
1 kilogram baby potatoes, half the larger ones
2 red onions, peeled and roughly chopped
2 t dried oregano
grated zest of one orange
juice of one orange
salt to taste


Preheat the oven to 425°F and place 2 wire racks on the upper and lower thirds. Put the oil in the bottom of 2 shallow roasting tins (I used jelly roll baking trays), about 1 1/2 tablespoons in each. Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, season with salt accordingly, then turn them skin-side up, 6 pieces in each tin. Divide the chorizo sausages and the new potatoes between the 2 tins.
Sprinkle the onion and the oregano over, then grate the orange zest over the arranged contents of the 2 tins. Cook for 30 minutes, then swap the top tray with the bottom tray in the oven and baste the contents with the orange juice. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes or till chicken is done.


I added salt and used a little less oil than the recipe called for. I would add the zest of another orange the next time, finding the citrus flavor of just one orange slightly lost in all that chorizo. Recipes as simple as this will depend much on the quality of your ingredients so get the best quality of chorizo you can from your trusted butcher. Depending on the efficiency of your oven, the chicken may be done in less than an hour, since they’re cut pieces – I’d check at the 45 or 50 minute point.

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