Chicken, chorizo, sausages and winter veg in orange juice

Not to be outdone by Sil’s 15 Minute Meals done by an idiot, here’s the lunch I cooked my yesterday for my brood as a change from normal roasts, to unanimous acclaim and a request to do it for Xmas dinner.

Ingredients

Get a large baking dish, and pre-heat the oven to about gas mark 5.

Lay the chicken in the baking dish. Cut sausages into 3 pieces, and throw them into the tray. Chop chorizo into fingernail sized chunks, throw them on. Peel and chop the squash, carrots and parsnips into decent-sized chunks – about half the size of your thumb (too small and they’ll disintegrate). Throw it all on. Ditto olives and pickled chillis.

Juice the oranges and pour it over everything, drizzle olive oil over it all (not too much as the meat will produce its own fat).

Finely chop garlic, some orange zest and pour it over. Add some salt, and black pepper and lots of sage and thyme. Wuffle it around with a wooden spoon to make sure everything is oiled and seasoned. If you like tang, put pickled chillis on the top. Don’t chop them; that way, they’re easily identifiable and can be removed for people who like the flavour they impart but don’t want to eat chunks of palate-scouring chilli.

Put it in the oven. Open bottle of wine to let it breathe. Drink a glass of it to test it. 25 mins later, turn everything over in the dish and put it back.

About 1 hour after you turned the oven on, put the kettle on and boil some water. While it’s boiling, put peas and broccoli in a microwavable bowl, add 2 tbsp of water, cover and nuke for 5 mins.

Serve everything. Use juices left in pan, veg water, a glug of wine and water from kettle plus a Knorr Chicken Stock Pot to make gravy. Eat it all.

Total cost, excluding wine, about £15 for 4 people.

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Comment by Stuart Langridge: Cookery | itux.info

[…] also, if you talk to your friends they’ll all have recipes for things they like cooking, too: Bruce Lawson has just at my urging published his recipe for chicken and chorizo in orange sauce which I shall try out at some point when Darling Daughter (who only eats fish) is not […]