Spanish chicken

Spanish chicken

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(69 ratings)

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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17th Mar, 2019
I took advice from others on here and added garlic, sundried tomatoes and olives (green, because I don't like black) and I also used smoked paprika, though I added an extra teaspoon. I also increased the amount of stock to 600ml and added 200g of paella rice. It was delicious and more than enough for 4.
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2nd Mar, 2018
Does anyone know if the nutritional information here is per portion or fir the while dish? Also I'd like to use chicken breasts instead of thighs, how long would I need to cook it for? X
16th Nov, 2017
Worst recipe I have tried on here
22nd May, 2017
This was delicious! We used smoked paprika & a few cloves of crushed garlic to add to the flavour. We also added about a thumb sized piece of chorizo chopped up as well as recommended below. We used a mixture of chicken thighs & chicken breast. 3 stars given due to adding other ingredients to give it more oomph! We will definitely be having this again!
22nd May, 2016
Bland. Needs a bit of oomph! I think people who added some extra ingredients probably made the best of it.
13th Feb, 2016
Very disappointing
16th Apr, 2015
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!
28th Jan, 2015
Really tasty, even the children loved it!
14th Nov, 2014
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.
25th Aug, 2014
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.


1st Oct, 2015
Are calories per recipes or per person ☺
25th Jun, 2013
Is this really 701 calories per serving? It seems very high for the ingredients used.
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11th Sep, 2014
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.
29th Aug, 2014
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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