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 476kcal
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


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/355F.
  • Put the baby potatoes in a large baking dish or roasting tray along with the garlic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle over the balsamic vinegar. Scatter over the basil and serve.


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!


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 1636mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 68.8mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4.4mg