Roast chicken with butternut squash, chorizo & chilli

Roast chicken with butternut squash, chorizo & chilli

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Cooking time

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Add some punchy Spanish flavours to your Sunday roast - plus try Sara's ideas for using up the leftovers throughout the week

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
501
protein
42g
carbs
30g
fat
25g
saturates
8g
fibre
0g
sugar
11g
salt
0.57g

Ingredients

  • 1 large free-range chicken (about 2¼kg/5lb)
  • 4 medium red onions, 1 halved, the rest cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 12 sage leaves, 8 shredded, 4 left whole, plus an extra sprig to garnish
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into large, chunky wedges
  • 500g pack Charlotte potatoes, halved
  • 2 red chillies, seeds left in and sliced
  • 110g pack chorizo sausages, sliced
  • 1 garlic bulb, separated into cloves

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Pull the white fat out of the chicken’s cavity and discard. Tuck 2 onion halves inside the cavity with the 4 whole sage leaves, rub the skin with a little oil, then season well. Put the chicken, breast-side down, in a large roasting tin, then roast for 45 mins. Turn it over then roast for 30 mins more.
  2. Toss the onion wedges with the sage, squash, potatoes, chillies, chorizo and garlic. Add the oil, season well, and mix again. Scatter round the chicken, toss in the pan juices, then roast for 45 mins.
  3. Lift the chicken from the roasting tin and put on a plate, then turn up the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Toss the vegetables in the pan juices, spread over the tin to give them a bit of space, then return to the oven for 15 mins to brown while the chicken rests under foil and tea towels. Garnish with fresh sage leaves and serve with broccoli and wilted spinach.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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kirstie125's picture

Loved it!

sarahdawn10's picture
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Made this tonight instead of the usual Sunday roast and was really pleased. My teenage boys & husband loved it...especially the butternut squash!! Added a few red peppers and this added to the flavour. Roasted the new potatoes in a separate tray as stuck for space... and they crisped up nicely. 10 out of 10 and will def do again !!!! :)

foodiegirly's picture

This was loved by my family. Next time I may try it with chicken pieces and put all the ingredients in at the same time - to speed up the cooking time.

michaelaproctor's picture
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Made this dish last night, my partner laughed at me as I have made so much veg (as usual ha ha) but they have all gone! This is AMAZING recipe. Absolutely loved it, so easy and tasty. As others suggested I have added the chorizo for the last 20 minutes and it was perfect. I have also added more chillies and dried chilli flakes, as we like our food quite hot and it had a great kick to it. I will make this instead of my normal roast from now on. 5 Star and highly recomend. :) Yum

trishmc's picture
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Love this recipe - cooked it for my partner and enjoyed it so much we now have it nearly every Sunday! I have changed the timings in section 1 a bit dependant on the size of the chicken we are cooking and also, as suggested, only put the chorizo and garlic in for the last half hour. Easy to cook and super tasty!

victoriajlamb's picture
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Making this for the second time! Love it :).

grandmasoupdragon's picture

made this receipe for a large familynget together, it was fantastic, very easy to make and it went down a treat. I left the sausage until about 20 mins before the end and it was great,

lesleybaillie's picture

Delicious. I didn't have chorizo slices so chopped a whole one into chunks about the size of a pound coin, gave them the full cooking time and they were perfect. My veggies were a bit overdone but looking at the picture now I can see I cut them much smaller so would do them a bit bigger next time. 5 stars though because it was such a big hit in our house and I'll certainly be cooking this again.

dferris0107's picture
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Very enjoyable - we did this without the potatoes, but was still very filling with the squash.
The chorizo was perhaps a touch too crispy by the end of the cooking time, but a fantastic twist to a normal roast.
Will be cooking again!

janerowe's picture
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Delicious! A really good Friday evening family supper.

shelby1's picture
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cooked this tonight and it went down a bomb the food critics in my house gave it a full 10 out of 10 only down side was that there was no left overs to make soup :)

(added the chorizo half way through cooking )

newlandsgolf's picture
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I used cooked Chorizo cut about 1 cm thick and cooked it for the last in the roasting tin for the last 25 mins. Turned out really good with plenty of spicy juices. Everyone loved it.

janfoweraker's picture
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I've made this many times. Always make an additional tray of veg to roast and add to chicken stock for a delicious soup. Freezes well.

dancingbunny's picture
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The best butternut squash I have ever had! The chicken was just perfect and the vegetables were really crispy and scrummy. After reading some of the previous comments I only put in the chorizo and the garlic at the end after taking the chicken out and I'm glad I did as it came out absolutely perfect. Enjoyed the leftovers today (not that there was much left!) I'd never roasted vegetables with fresh chili or chorizo before and it was such a nice, peppery and gorgeous flavour.

pup202's picture
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A great recipe, a really nice new flavour for your roast chicken dinner. Loved it. Agree with previous comments that Chorizo needs to go in later, came out really overdone. Otherwise delicious.

tamarshall's picture
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This was really easy to make but very tasty - a big hit :o)

redguide's picture

Actually I have a butcher who sells a whole variety of sausages loose. So you can choose as many or as few as you like. His Spanish ones are quite large so I think that I figured on one whole one each for the boys and my daughter and I would not eat more than a half a sausage with the chicken too. So I am sure that I bought four. Never did weigh them though. I thought that we would have leftovers but we barely had enough for one chicken sandwich!!! All the sausage and vegs went ...We also had a first course and a salad and a yummy dessert too.

elainelovegrove's picture

Unfortunately you have not specific which type of chorizo to use, therefore have been unsure as to which type to buy. The amount is quite specific "110g pack chorizo sausage", is this fresh or the cured kind.

In the absence of knowing which one to use, will be trying the recipte with fresh sausage but would appreciate being advised of the correct kind to use and if you have a specific brand in mind.

Look forward to hearing from you if you are able to reply.

My email address is eflovegrove@yahoo.co.uk.

Many thanks,

Elaine

elainelovegrove's picture

Unfortunately you have not specific which type of chorizo to use, therefore have been unsure as to which type to buy. The amount is quite specific "110g pack chorizo sausage", is this fresh or the cured kind.

In the absence of knowing which one to use, will be trying the recipte with fresh sausage but would appreciate being advised of the correct kind to use and if you have a specific brand in mind.

Look forward to hearing from you if you are able to reply.

My email address is eflovegrove@yahoo.co.uk.

Many thanks,

Elaine

redguide's picture

Maybe I am reading this all wrong. I cooked the chicken for 45 minutes by itself then i turned it over abd added the veggies around it. Another 30 minutes took the chicken out as Sara says and conitued to cok the chicken at a bit higher heat. The squash and potatoes were definitely not ready after 30 minutes. by the way. Kept an eye on the vegs as I do not like mushy stuff and it was almost exactly 15 minute before they were just right....The whole thing went like a dream. The chorizo was great but maybe my chunks were larger....who knows? It was a super meal and will definitely do it again and again. My two grandsons in their teens really loved it ....mothing left for the other two recipes [sob!]

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