This is such a lovely family one-pot, which takes no time to throw together and is a perfect light casserole for any time of the year. At just around 65p per serving it’s a great budget dish too.
Serve with brown rice to soak up the juice, and your choice of vegetables. I love peas and corn, plus a green vegetable like broccoli.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons; use a jug to measure liquids; cut using bridge/claw technique safely; snip herbs with scissors; use a citrus squeezer/zester; use the oven (with adult supervision).
Chopping board, knife, zester/grater, lemon squeezer (optional), measuring spoons, measuring jug, large ovenproof dish.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use):
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 8 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp paprika
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 150 ml chicken stock, reduced salt
- Parsley, roughly chopped (optional)
- Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/Gas 5.
- Place all of the ingredients into a large, wide ovenproof dish, and mix everything together.
- Bake for 20 minutes, before stirring and turning the chicken skin side up. Return to the oven for a further 25 minutes.
So thinking about Spanish Chicken...
Chicken is an excellent source of protein and B vitamins as well as a range of minerals (e.g. iron). The skin is high in fat so it’s best to remove it before eating.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
per 342g adult serving (with skin)
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 658kJ / 158kcal
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