Spanish chicken

This simple dish is packed with flavour, and better still, it’s ready in 15 minutes flat. Mix chicken with chorizo, red peppers and lemon juice to make this Mediterranean-style dish
Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Total time:15 mins




    • 4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • 2tbsps olive oil


    • 1 romano red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks


    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed


    • 60g chorizo piece skinned, sliced into 10


    • About 8 sage leaves, chopped


    • A few fresh thyme sprigs or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme


    • Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lemon


    • Crusty bread and salad leaves, to serve






    1. Slice the chicken into finger-width strips or chunks and season well while a wok or frying pan heats up. Add half the oil and brown the chicken all over for 5 minutes. Push the chicken to one side in the wok.


    1. Add the rest of the oil, red pepper, garlic, chorizo, sage and thyme, and fry for a few minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice.


    1. Stir well and heat through for a minute. Serve with bread and salad or green veg, if you like.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 20.0g saturates 5.0g calories 370(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.