Chicken, chorizo & ‘patatas bravas’ tray bake

Chicken thighs, spicy chorizo, mini potatoes and lots of garlic ... all sprinkled liberally with smoky paprika and baked in just one pot. This is like a Spanish 'patatas bravas' but with lots more 'oomph'! Such a deliciously juicy and easy mid-week meal!
Course Easy mid-week meal
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 476 kcal
Author Helen


  • 25 ounces baby potatoes washed and sliced in half
  • 1/2 to 1 bulb garlic broken up into cloves (unpeeled)
  • 28 ounces skinless boneless chicken thighs (about 6 thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • large pinch cayenne chili pepper optional
  • salt pepper & olive oil
  • 1 chorizo about 125 grams/4.5 ounces, sliced fairly thickly (about 1 inch slices)
  • 21 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • large handful of fresh basil leaves
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F.
  2. Put the baby potatoes in a large baking dish or roasting tray along with the garlic.
  3. Rub the paprika all over the chicken, then tuck it in between the potatoes and garlic in the dish/tray. Drizzle everything with olive oil (probably about 2 tablespoons) and jiggle around a little. Finally, sprinkle the cayenne pepper over the chicken (if using) and grind a generous amount of salt/pepper over the whole dish.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven, jiggle the potatoes around a bit and add the chorizo to the dish (poke it down well so that it doesn’t dry out). Then add the tomatoes. Return the dish/tray to the oven for another 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle over the balsamic vinegar. Scatter over the basil and serve.

Recipe Notes

Lovely served with a fresh green salad and some fresh crusty bread.

Don't forget to squeeze all the lovely sweet, roasted garlic cloves out of their skins when you're eating .... yum!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, chorizo & ‘patatas bravas’ tray bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 391mg 16%
Potassium 1636mg 47%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 20.4%
Vitamin C 83.4%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 24.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.