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Chicken with Chorizo Sausage & Sweet Potato Wedges

This recipe for chicken roasted with chorizo and peppers is perfect for a light lunch with friends. The chicken is baked with sweet roasted peppers, spicy chorizo sausage and red onions in a tangy Spanish-style tomato sauce and the sweet potato wedges make a great alternative to normal potatoes and will count as one of your 5-a-day veg.

Chicken with red wine, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, peppers
& the tasty spicy Chorizo sausage 
 My Ingredients:
For the Chicken Dish -
1 large chicken, cut into 8 pieces
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tbls olive oil
100g chorizo, peeled and diced
3 peppers, deseeded & cut in chunky strips
2 red onions cut chunky
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
100ml glass red wine
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 lemon, juice & zest

For the sweet potato wedges:
2 large sweet potatoes cut into wedges
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp thyme leaves
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

My Method:
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas4.
1. Season the chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat half of the olive oil in a large frying pan and brown the chicken on both sides for 4-5 minutes. When all the chicken pieces are nice and golden-brown, remove them and set aside.
2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the same frying pan and cook the chorizo for 2 minutes. Add the peppers, red onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and red wine and stir all the tasty bits off the bottom of the pan. Pour all of this into a roasting tin and place the chicken pieces on top.
3. Sprinkle the lemon zest and juice over the chicken. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked, turning the chicken pieces over halfway through.

Cut the sweet potato wedges chunky
4. Meanwhile toss the sweet potato wedges in the oil and thyme then season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve the chicken with some dressed rocket salad and the wedges on the side.

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