Spanish chicken and chorizo bake

    40 min

    A very simple and tasty dish, great for a weekday supper. Always impresses when I cook it for guests too and it can be prepared in advance and just popped in the oven, so no slaving away in the kitchen. This is very adaptable, you can literally just about throw anything in, I have listed what I usually include. A fantastic way to use up whatever veg you have left at the end of the week too!


    Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 decent sized skinless chicken breast fillets
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 medium courgette, chopped
    • 1 small yellow pepper, chopped
    • 6 to 8 chestnut mushrooms, sliced
    • 7cm chunk of chorizo sausage, sliced
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 50g Manchego cheese, grated

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Pre heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Put the chicken breasts into a large casserole dish and sprinkle with the garlic and paprika. Add all the chopped vegetables and chorizo and pour over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.
    3. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. I like to serve with a green salad and chunks of crusty bread to mop up the juices, but hubby prefers pasta or rice.

    Make ahead

    This can be made up to a day ahead and kept covered in the fridge until you are ready to cook.


    A can of cannellini beans or chickpeas works well added to this dish. Or leave out the chorizo and put in some chopped serrano ham or bacon instead. A few olives chopped and sprinkled on top in place of the cheese is another option. You can also use a different type of cheese and / or mushrooms for this dish.

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    This recipe is gorgeous and so easy to do. I took the tip in the footnote and added a tin of cannellini beans. Chickpeas would be nice too. Loved it! Thank you for the recipe  -  22 Feb 2012


    This was a delicious dinner. I cooked it in the afternoon and took it round a friends house. I added some olives to it and accompanied the dish with some mash...perfect!  -  02 Mar 2012


     -  20 Jul 2012