Spanish Roast Chicken

Spanish Roast ChickenIt would be sin not to share this recipe. It is so so soooo tasty and really easy to make! I found Spanish Roast Chicken’s recipe on the internet – originally it is written by Jamie Oliver. I fell in love with his way of cooking. All dishes are so tasty and very easy and quick to make! So here it is:

2 kg Whole Chicken 
Potatoes (about 1.5kg)
4x Lemons
1 Handful Fresh Parsley
Spanish Roast Chicken300g Iberico Chorizo Sausage
2 Cloves Garlic
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 220C

    Spanish Roast Chicken

  • Cut potatoes into 2.5cm dice
  • Boil potatoes together with two lemons for 5 minutes
  • Drain, then prick the lemons all over with a knife
  • Remove parsley leaves from stalks and put them to one side
  • Stuff the chicken with pricked lemons and parsley stalks. I also put couple of pieces of chorizo sausage inside.
  • Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Slice chorizo to 0.5cm pieces  
  • Lay a greaseproof paper into baking tray
  • Place potatoes into the centre and place the chicken on top              
  • Sprinkle with chorizo and chopped parsley and drizzle with olive oil
  • Place in the oven for around 1 hour 20 minutes              

While the chicken and potatoes are cooking you can make what the Italians call gremolata, by finely chopping the zest of your 2 remaining lemons and mixing it with the chopped parsley and garlic. Season with a little pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss together to create a really fragrant seasoning-type garnish. (Text taken from http://www.jamieoliver.com/)


  • Remove baking tray from the oven, take the chicken out and leave it to rest. 
  • Shake the potatoes in the baking tray and put them back in the oven for few more minutes to crisp up.                       

Carve the chicken and divide between 8 plates, with the potatoes. The potatoes will have taken on the smoky paprika flavour from the chorizo, so if there is any juice left over in the tray, pour every last drop over the plates. When you sprinkle over the gremolata it will hit the hot juice and smell fantastic. You’re going to love this one! A rocket salad goes really well with it. (Text taken from http://www.jamieoliver.com/) 

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