Spanish chicken with crispy paprika potatoes

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Stuff chicken thighs with roasted peppers and cream cheese, then bake with chorizo and smoked paprika spuds for a tasty midweek meal

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 436
  • fat 49g
  • saturates 18g
  • carbs 37g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 4 baking potatoes (about 750g), cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 roasted peppers from a jar, finely chopped
  • 140g cream cheese
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 140g cooked chorizo slices
  • 100g bag mixed salad leaves


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Tip the potatoes onto a large baking tray. Mix 1 tbsp oil with the paprika, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar and seasoning, then pour over the potatoes and toss together. Bake in the oven for 10 mins while you prepare the chicken.

  2. Mix the peppers with the cheese and seasoning. Open out the chicken thighs and spoon some of the cheese mixture into the centre of each. Pull the sides of the chicken together to seal in the filling, then put each thigh, seam-side-down, on individual squares of foil. Top each thigh with 2-3 overlapping slices of chorizo, then wrap in the foil.

  3. Put the chicken parcels on top of the potatoes and return to the oven for 30 mins until the thighs are cooked and the potatoes are crispy. When the chicken is cooked, mix the remaining 1 tbsp oil and 2 tsp balsamic, and drizzle over the mixed salad leaves. Serve the chicken with the paprika potatoes and salad.

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