Spanish-Style Chicken & Chorizo Bake…

This perfectly warming dinner is perfect for those colder months when you want something to warm you up from the insides.

You can add any vegetables you like to this dish, it is a great way to use up any left over vegetables that are looking past their best., you can even swap the chicken with turkey or pork if you prefer.

Some recommended items from our kitchen for this dish…

  • Double sided dry and liquid measuring spoons for times when you need to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
  • A decent set of knives for chopping, with a knife sharpener which is always handy.
  • Large roasting tin.

**NOTE: just a quick note about the seasoning we use in this dish, we have used a spice kit available from SpiceNTice which have all the spices you need all included in one kit so we don’t need to rummage through the spice cupboard for lots of different ones. Their spice kits and rubs are all Slimming Club friendly (Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Calorie counting etc). For 20% off your order you can use our code HICKMAN at the checkout.

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Ras El Hanout Chicken & Chorizo Bake

Serves 4 – 2.5 syns per portion

  • 1 white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 red onion, peeled and quartered
  • 500g new potatoes, quartered lengthways
  • 6 smoked garlic cloves, unpeeled (if you can’t get smoked garlic normal works just as fine)
  • 8 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 90g Tesco finest reduced fat spanish chorizo – 10 syns
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons SpiceNTice Ras el hanout rub – 1 syn (See note above about this rub)
  • 2 bell peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • Head of a whole broccoli
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Put the onions, potatoes, garlic cloves and tomatoes in a large roasting tin, season with salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile skin the chorizo and cut into 5mm slices and then cut the slices in half.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. Once the 20 minutes is up stir the chorizo through the vegetables and place the chicken over the top, sprinkle the ras el hanout rub all over and give a gentle shake.
  6. Place back in the oven for a further 20 minutes.
  7. After the 20 minutes take out the tin and baste everything with any juices at the bottom of the tin, add the sliced peppers and broccoli around the chicken and turn the oven up to 220°C.
  8. Put back in the oven and cook for another 20 minutes or until the peppers are softened and the chicken is golden and crisp.
  9. As you eat squeeze the garlic out the skins and enjoy the soft and fragrant flesh, or simply mash in with the sauce from the tomatoes.