I will always remember this dish with much fondness. I was suffering from cook’s block, my usual cooking companion far away in Melbourne, and the lack of food blogger’s activities meant a very distinct lack of inspiration. I was getting to the point where I rather not eat as I was just dying from the lack of inspired cooking. Then I stumbled upon this recipe in one of my most-loved blogs and it revived my desire to eat and interest to cook. It was heaven on a plate, a much needed drop of water in a dry and cracked desert of inspiration. That is why I urge you to try this recipe even if you are not suffering from cook’s block like I was. It’s incredible.
Baked Chicken with Chorizo Sausages
Serves 4 – prep a salad!
4 chicken maryland, excess fat removed
1 hot chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
1 hot chorizo sausage, cut into chunks
1 head of garlic
1 lemon, cut into chunks
1. Loosen the chicken skin by inserting a finger between the skin and flesh. Stuff sliced chorizo under the skin, repeat the rest.
2. Place chicken in an oven proof dish, scatter garlic, chorizo and lemon chunks over. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
4. Serve immediately with some of the pan juice and a side salad of your choice.
How simple is that? The recipe belongs to 3 hungry tummies and I urge you to click through to the blog as they have pretty step by step pictures which I don’t have. Plus, their photo of the dish actually looks better too. But I can assure you that mine tasted amazing.
The best part of this is that I can prepare as much as I like, keep it away for separate lunches or dinner and always have an amazing meal. Not too shabby for something so simple!
**I used all chicken drumsticks as that’s my favourite part of the chicken!
I should make this again tomorrow. Yum.