Christmas Chicken Recipes


  • 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges
  • 2 red onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 sprigs rosemary, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 400g chorizo, cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium whole chicken
  • 2 oranges, thickly sliced
  • 200g baby leaf spinach
  • 1 tbsp roughly chopped flat leaf parsley


Calories columnFat columnSaturates columnSugars columnSalt column
700 per serving
35% %GDA
28g per serving
40% %GDA
10g per serving
20% %GDA
10g per serving
11% %GDA
2.80g per serving
47% %GDA


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°, gas mark 6.

  2. Tip the potatoes, red onions, oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and 2 tsp smoked paprika into a large baking tray and toss together.

  3. Scatter the chorizo over the top then place the chicken on top and nestle into the tray.

  4. Drizzle the last of the oil, paprika, salt and black pepper over it and rub into the skin, then place the orange slices alongside.

  5. Place in the oven to roast for 1 hour. To check that the chicken is cooked, insert a skewer into the fattest part of the thigh and if the juices run clear then the chicken is cooked. If not, return to the oven for another 10 minutes and check again.

  6. Set aside to rest while you cook the spinach. Heat a pan, add the spinach and 2 tbsp water and cook until just wilted.

  7. Scatter the parsley over the dish and serve.

Perfect With McGuigan Shiraz