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Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

Chicken and chorizo tray bake is a quick to prepare oven meal that the whole family will enjoy. 

chicken and chorizo tray bake

How To Make Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

The combination of chicken and chorizo is the perfect match, alongside other vibrant and full of flavour Mediterranean ingredients.

What You Need:

  • Chicken pieces – I used a combination of chicken thighs and chicken legs. I used 2kg in total, this comfortably fed 5 of us, you can reduce this to 1.5kg for less people.
  • Chorizo – if you can, use diced chorizo, either prepared or use a chorizo sausage and chop it up yourself. I could only get chorizo slices which were fine to use but they did crisp up a little bit too much after 45minutes in the oven! 
  • Onions and garlic – you can use red or brown onions, chopping them up into chunks. I used 4 garlic cloves, but you can use as many as you want to.
  • Mixed sweet peppers – deseed the peppers and chop them up into large chunks.
  • Potatoes – you can use any type of potatoes you prefer. I used sweet potatoes, but new potatoes or regular all rounder potatoes will work just as well too. I allowed about 100g per serving, so around 400g for 4 people. I didn’t peel the potatoes, I just gave them a good wash to clean them. Dice the potatoes, or cut them into potato wedges. Don’t leave the potatoes too big as they need to cook in the same time as the chicken.   
  • Oil – this is to very lightly grease the ingredients before roasting them. You won’t need to add too much as the chorizo will release plenty of oil as it cooks.
  • Spices and/or herbs – I used about 2 tbsp of smoked paprika, sprinkling it all over the ingredients of the tray bake. You can also use herbs such as rosemary, thyme and/or parsley.
chicken and chorizo tray bake

Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Chicken and chorizo are the perfect combination when cooked together! This recipe is a quick to prepare tray bake that the whole family will enjoy!


  • 1.5kg - 2kg chicken thighs/drumsticks
  • 150g chorizo, chopped*
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled 
  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 400g potatoes** - cut into cubes or wedges
  • 2 sweet peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika


    1. Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.
    2. Very lightly oil a large baking tray.
    3. Lay the chicken pieces out in the tray, leaving space in between them.
    4. Add the chorizo chunks, garlic cloves, chopped red onions, chopped potato cubes and sliced sweet peppers.
    5. Brush the ingredients with the olive oil.
    6. Sprinkle the smoked paprika evenly over everything in the tray.
    7. Cook in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces. If they are large you may need to cook for a little longer. Check on the tray bake at least once during the cooking time and turn the chicken over. Baste the ingredients with the juices from the chicken and chorizo.
    8. Check the chicken is cooked through before serving.


* I used chorizo slices in this recipe but diced chorizo is better to use as it is chunkier.

** use any type of potatoes you have. I used sweet potatoes but you can also use new potatoes or other all rounder potatoes such as Maris Pipers. I don't tend to bother peeling the skin, just give them a good clean and dice them, or cut them into wedges.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1486Total Fat: 93gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 64gCholesterol: 702mgSodium: 1371mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 136g

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