Recipe For Spanish Style Chicken

Sarah calls this her idea springtime Spanish-style roast chicken as it holds the delightful promise of chilled sangria and sunny days with time on your hands and food on the go.I made it on an evening where I did not have much time on my hands, but knew that a one dish meal would work perfectly for us.I served this with my Moroccan tomato salad which was the perfect accompaniment to this dish. Head straight on to the recipe ♥

Spanish-Style Roast Chicken - Extracted From Home. Food From My Kitchen By Sarah Graham (Struik Lifestyle)
Spanish-Style Roast Chicken – Extracted From Home. Food From My Kitchen By Sarah Graham (Struik Lifestyle)

I had a plan for my leave which included working on my computer every morning until noon. After that I planned on doing housework and then getting ready for whichever recipe I wanted to test in the afternoon. I thought I would have lunch then go down to Woolworths and do my shopping and then come home and cook. All I would have to do after that is plate what I had made and take a photograph before getting ready for dinner and the night ahead. My plans didn’t quite go as I had thought. Firstly it was too hot to stay upstairs beyond 9 o’clock and my Internet was so slow I barely could get anything done by that time. My parents came and spent the most amazing four days with us and I did nothing while they were here beyond what was totally necessary. As soon as they had left I had two days to myself trying to get as much done as possible before Dave took two days leave. The time with him was amazing and we relaxed, read books and swam. The weekend arrived and was packed full of crayfishing, relaxing and swimming due to the heat wave. Then the first Monday of the year arrived and Dave went back to work. Thankfully my Internet is slightly faster now and I managed to get more done between 7 AM and 9 AM than in December. Of course housework still needed to be done and once that was completed it was just far too hot to contemplate doing much more than being in the pool. Somehow 34° Celsius does not make cooking and standing in the kitchen any sense of fun. Even though things did not go to plan, and I don’t have a hoard of recipes ready for sharing I do know that blogging should never get in the way of life!

Spanish Style Chicken
Spanish Chicken

Spanish Style Chicken

5.0 from 3 reviews
Spanish Style Chicken
 
This one pot meal is perfect for summer evenings when you would rather be outside enjoying the weather than indoors cooking.
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Ingredients
  • 200g baby potatoes
  • 50g chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 2 small red onions, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5mls smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 lemon, quartered
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  2. Place the potatoes, chorizo, onions, garlic and chicken into a roasting dish
  3. Drizzle with olive oil to coat everything
  4. Mix gently by hand
  5. Sprinkle over the paprika and season to taste
  6. Add the lemon quarters
  7. Roast for 35 minutes

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Notes: Sarah managed to make a quick gravy using the pan juices and gravy powder but there were not enough pan juices for me to do this after I had finished roasting the chicken. I did follow her suggestion of squeezing the lemon juice over the chicken and that was divine.

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Home, Sarah Graham

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa and this recipe formed part of the review and is published with permission. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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40 thoughts on “Recipe For Spanish Style Chicken

  1. This dish looks absolutely delicious Tandy!
    Thanks for sharing
    Julie
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    1. Thank you for the compliment Julie 🙂

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  2. I had plans to work on my blog during my time off work too, Tandy, but instead spent it hanging out doing silly fun stuff with my daughter and ended up having the best time in the process! Funny how that works eh? 🙂
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    1. That is awesome Shashi 🙂

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  3. We’re having a day as hot as that right now and yes there is a very low level of motivation to turn on the oven! 😀 It’s times like this that I wish I had air conditioning 🙂
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    1. I just wish I had a pool at work 😉

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  4. A gorgeous dish and it sounds like a perfect and well deserved rest!
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    1. It was well deserved 😉

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  5. You had great intentions but your plans turned out to be even better it sounds! I would need to make this chicken to feel your 34C, this morning it was -30C with the wind.

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    1. That is so cold! I would only want about 10 minutes of that to cool down 🙂

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  6. This sounds so good! Great recipe for a family meal and really colourful too.

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    1. Thanks so much!

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  7. It’s hard to imagine not being able to stay cool when it’s 10 degrees F here in Buffalo with piles of snow! Oh well, sledding and skiing is great fun. Anyhow, this dish looks divine. Nice in the summer, but nice and nourishing when it’s cold too. I will have to try this!

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    1. I am sure it will warm you up nicely Laura 🙂

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  8. I definitely hear you as far as cooking in the heat. You tell yourself in winter ‘Oh, it’s not that bad’, and then summer arrives… I always get through lots over the Christmas break but this year it wasn’t the case. I suspect something to do with the fatigue of the build. So, I took another week and go some but not all done. This looks quick and tasty. Thanks for testing and sharing.
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    1. I think I should take some leave when the weather is cooler 🙂

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  9. What a flavourful recipe! It looks quite easy to prepare, so perfect for busy nights. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Thanks for the visit Nancy 🙂

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  10. I am so pleased you were able to have a lovely relaxing holiday, and I feel you with the 30+ Celsius days and being in the kitchen. I was flat out on the floor for about a week, any kind of movement required a shower straight after. Ha! Love your spanish style chicken, these dishes are gold, and I cannot wait to try.
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    1. I have been prone on the tiles to try and cool down!

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  11. Great flavors & textures in this dish. It looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. thank you Pam 🙂

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  12. Lovely flavours!

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    1. thank you Liz 🙂

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  13. Love one dish meals and the inclusion of chorizo – something I love. Saving for when my diet plan allows. Thanks Tandy.
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    1. I hope you enjoy it when the time comes 🙂

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  14. Relaxing is sooo necessary! I have to remind myself of that more. This chicken looks so incredible!!

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    1. Thanks, and I hope you relax more this year!

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  15. I am very happy to see lots of paprika in this! That is what really makes a dish Spanish in my opinion!

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    1. So true Dannii!

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  16. You’re so right! I had this dilemma when my little Mia was born. On the beginning I wanted to do everything as it used to be, but then I’ve realised that life and the moment I’m in is important and that I can slow down a bit with blogging 🙂

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    1. Mia is far more important than blogging for sure!

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  17. This sounds delicious Tandy. Such a great idea! I’ve also been struggling to cook in this heat 😰
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    1. This heat is stifling to say the least!

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  18. This sounds delicious, Tandy, and your time with family and hubby sounds marvelous. How nice to have quality and quantity time with people who bring you so much happiness. 🙂
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    1. I would not have swapped it for the world Krista!

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  19. Suonds great Tandy, love one dish meals.
    Have a super Monday.
    :-)xo
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    1. Me too Mandy xox

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  20. Blogging should never get in the way of life- Totally agree!! This recipe looks absolutely delicious, but hope you are also getting some non-blogging related down-time and staying cool!
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    1. The pool has become my new best friend!

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