15 hours ago
Monday, February 25, 2013
I'm a Nigella virgin.
I don't think I've ever made one of her recipes.
She is pretty new to American television, and I find her self confidence and personality refreshing.
She says she is not a "chef", but just a "home cook", like us!
Here's a great company dish that is inexpensive and so simple to prepare.
2 pans feed 6-8 people and it takes all of 10 minutes to put together.
It's basically "chicken and potatoes", however, the oregano and orange zest (mixed in with chorizo of course!), takes this dish to new heights.
I used Mexican chorizo, but any good quality smoked sausage, like kielbasa or andouille is fine.
Nigella's Chicken w/ Potatoes & Chorizo: (adapted from Nigella Lawson)
2 tbsp olive oil
12 chicken thighs (bone in with skin)
750 grams chorizo sausage, cut into chunks (any smoked sausage is fine)
1 lb. red new potatoes (halved or quartered)
2 large red onions, peeled and roughly chopped
2 tsp dried oregano
zest of 1 orange
Lay out the chicken thighs on 2 sheet pans with edges (6 per tray).
Place potatoes and chorizo around the chicken and drizzle on the olive oil and a little kosher salt.
Throw the red onions pieces and dried oregano all over the trays and finish w/ the orange zest.
Place the 2 pans in the oven at 375F, and bake for 1 hour, rotating the pans after 30 minutes and making sure the chorizo is not burning.
Delicious and easy!