Spanish chicken

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal701
  • fat51g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein53g
  • salt0.84g
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  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp paprika



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  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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  • good handful parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 150ml stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put all the ingredients into a large, wide ovenproof dish. Mix everything together with your hands and season.

  2. Bake for 45 mins, stirring the onions after 20 mins, until the chicken is golden and the onions tender. Serve with rice.

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Comments (59)

UKArch's picture

Bland. Needs a bit of oomph! I think people who added some extra ingredients probably made the best of it.

Amberwatters's picture

Very disappointing

laucat's picture

Delicious! The gravy had a lovely flavour, I didn't have a lemon so missed that out. Even my fussy 11 year old ate it!

RussianFitz's picture

Really tasty, even the children loved it!

Leopoldoni's picture

This is surprisingly tasty for how simple it is! I made it a few times over summer, usually with couscous and salad. Last night I used the basis of it as inspiration for more of a stew, and added garlic, tomatoes and butter beans, and served with red cabbage. I sometimes remove the skin to reduce the calorific value, although am still slightly baffled as to how it can be quite so high as 701. Very good, would recommend anyone gives it a go.

tuppster's picture

Oh wow...just cooked this and in the words of my 2 year old "yummy"! I cooked it keeping the same amount of lemon, but added honey over the top (2tsp). Added chorizo and courgette as advised below, and served alongside the yellow rice. A new firm favourite in our house, my 2 year old ate everything and almost licked the plate clean. I would like to have more veggies in it next time, maybe some peppers thrown in too.

AdamJ's picture

I'm not sure if what I got were particularly large chicken thighs but after the full 45 minute cooking time the chicken still had the same texture as that of raw chicken, something to be cautious of.

highnoon's picture

You did something wrong, don't know what? Chicken thighs would be cooked through on a hob in half that time. You definitely done something wrong.

bacon-n-egg's picture

Excellent.....added sherry, olives and baby toms. The children loved it the lemon made it extra special.

Mj_senior1956's picture

Absolute doddle of a recipe to make and DELICIOUS !

bolt2012's picture

This recipe was very easy to make and delicious. Yummy!

tormcr's picture

Having read the comments I too adjusted the recipe:

Thin slices of chorizo
Pimenton Picante instead of Paprika
Garlic with fresh parsley

The lemon still came through but the right amount, it was lovely I cooked it for longer than stated in an oven terracota dish.

emmas_eats's picture

Delish, easy to do fuss free. added a clove of garlic used chicken thighs and drumsticks served over boiled rice. family loved it, lemony taste was subtle. will def make again.

grainne97's picture

Used less lemon and added crushec garlic, sun dried tomatoes and some black olives. YUMMY!

ibizafan's picture

Nice, quick and tasty. Did it with couscous and lemon juice, and lemon zest, healthy summery dish, served with broccoli on the side.

mssupa's picture

A firm favourite. But you must have smoked paprika. Isn't as good without it.

walker68's picture

This is a regular in our house, and it works really well if you add
chorizo. Great flavours and lots of juices to mop up,just right this time of the year.

zhagan's picture

so easy to do, tastes delicious

cjs0683's picture

I added chorizo as per earlier suggestion and thought that this recipe was great, I served it with Rice (cooked in chicken stock and paella spices). I made this a second time and decided to precook the onion with the chorizo and was even better. Such an easy recipe.


Questions (4)

Martine1970's picture

Are calories per recipes or per person ☺

katehay's picture

Is this really 701 calories per serving? It seems very high for the ingredients used.

goodfoodteam's picture

Yes this is correct, if you want to reduce the amount of calories then you can use chicken breast or remove the skin from the thighs first.

bacon-n-egg's picture

Probably due to the skin on. But as we know its not the calories that we should be concerned about its the carbs, sugar and un-natural fats. This is a very popular dinner in our house.

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