Spanish Chicken Bake

This is a recipe that I have very slightly adapted from the Hairy Dieter’s recipe to suit.  It is one that is requested by my husband quite a lot.  If you are not keen on chicken thighs it works well with breast too.

I have calculated the cost of this dish for 4 people is around £5.00 depending on where you buy your ingredients and the quality of the same.  Chorizo is an expensive ingredient and the dish can be made without if you are looking for a bit of a cheaper meal.


1 onion cut into 8 wedges

1 red onion cut into 8 wedges

500g new potatoes cut in half or quarters depending on size

8 whole garlic cloves

Tomatoes (as many as your family likes) quartered

Around 75g chorizo (optional)

Chicken – Around 2 thighs per person or 1 breast depending on personal taste

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano

1 pepper (whichever colour you prefer!) cut into strips




1.  Pre-heat oven to 200C.

2.  Place the onion wedges, potatoes, garlic and tomatoes in a roasting dish, season then cook for 20 minutes.


3.  Whilst cooking, season the chicken and cut the chorizo into 1/2 cm slices.




4.  Scatter the chorizo over the vegetables and stir a couple of times.


5.  Place the chicken on top and sprinkle with the paprika and oregano.  Place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.




6.  When you take the dish out of the oven tilt to one side and spoon some of the juices over the top of the chicken.  Place the peppers on top and cook for another 20 minutes until the chicken and potatoes are cooked.







W/C 20th May – Meal Plan

I have been meal planning for quite some time now as I hate not knowing what to cook on a night and if I didn’t meal plan we would probably end up with ‘freezer food’ every night!  Meal planning helps me keep to a budget too.  I write a list of recipes each week that I am going to cook, make my shopping list and then order it online as I am more likely to stick to it that way!  Hopefully I can provide some inspiration and ideas for others by sharing my weekly meal plans.  I will post up recipes as soon as I have cooked them (unless they are already on the blog in which case I will link to them).  Enjoy!

Monday – Mushroom & Broccoli Noodles with Banoffee Pie for dessert (as requested by my son!)

Tuesday – Spanish Chicken Bake – A big favourite

Wednesday – Chilli Wraps – Another favourite with everyone

Thursday – Super Vegetable Pasta

Friday – Tuna and Sweetcorn Burgers with homemade chips

Saturday – Jamaican Jerk Chicken (using a jerk sauce my husband’s relatives recently brought back from Jamaica)

Sunday – Soy & Honey glazed Sausages

All recipes to follow.

Meal Planning Monday