Chicken Chorizo and Potatoes

Chicken and Chorizo

I have a thing about all in one cooking at the moment. Maybe the season lends itself to that type of food, communal dishes. This one, like my other dish Sticky Chicken is a great dish for parties and (in the right season) barbecues. This one has that depth and warmth that chorizo brings, and while based on a Nigella Lawson the ingredients have been tweaked slightly so there is more smokeiness and a richer flavour. 


  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 12 chicken thighs (bone in with skin)
  • 750 grams chorizo sausage whole if baby ones or cut into 4cm chunks if regular sized
  • 1 kilograms New potatoes halved
  • 2 Red onions peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon(s) oregano dried
  • sprinkle of smoked peppers

Preparation method

  1. Heat the oven at 220C/420F/Gas 7
  2. Put the oil in the bottom of a shallow roasting tin.  Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, then turn skin-side up.
  3. Add the chopped chorizo and the new potatoes, I like to tuck them between the chicken. Sprinkle the onion, oregano  and smoked peppers over the lot and shove in the oven.
  4. You need to cook this for about 1 hour.  

About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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