Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Smoked Paprika Chicken and Lemon Bake

I struggle in the kitchen, I tend to get into a rut and stick to what I know Muddy Hubby and the kids will eat. Every so often though I am handed a recipe that I think 'that will work in our house' and I give it a go. Mostly it's my lovely neighbour over the back paddock handing me a recipe she's already test drove with her two cherubs, and occasionally it's a find on blogs or the net.

This particular one was handed over the back paddock (Thank You Neighbour). It is super easy and there's never much left on the plate.

1.5kg chicken pieces
1 lemon sliced
1 cup black olives*
2 chorizo sausages sliced
4 cloves garlic
1 cup chicken stock
50g unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika**
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken, lemon, olives, chorizo, garlic, stock and butter in a baking dish and sprinkle with the paprika, salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Only photo I have before it went into the oven. By the time it comes out it's a rush to the table to keep everyone happy!
I serve it up with rice and steamed greens, my neighbour serves it up with cous cous and steamed greens, whatever takes your fancy!

*I am the only one in my family who eats olives so I left them out rather than have to pick them out of everyone's meals
**I couldn't get smoked paprika in town, so substituted paprika, still very tasty


  1. I think I'm going to try this out tonight! Looks yum and so easy. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yum, that sounds good and not too had to make. I think I could give it a go. xx

  3. Ooo Nat, this looks very nice. It would be a winner with the boys on a few counts. They cannot get enough of black olives, all three of them... and Scotty is a chorizo fan from way back!
    Thanks to you AND neighbour for the inspiration, I am always sourcing something a bit new and different for meals xoxo


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