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Chorizo and oregano rolled chicken

You'll need

400 gm kipfler potatoes, scrubbed and halved lengthways 3 Spanish onions 1 head of garlic, cloves separated 100 ml olive oil 1 dried chorizo, skin removed, finely chopped 100 gm coarse fresh breadcrumbs 2 tbsp coarsely chopped oregano 1 lemon, finely grated rind and juice only 1 egg 1 boned chicken 2 tbsp sherry vinegar 125 ml (½ cup) chicken stock


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until par-cooked (7-8 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, finely chop 1 onion and 1 garlic clove. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook until soft (4-5 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, add chorizo, breadcrumbs, oregano, lemon rind and egg, season generously to taste and, using your hands, combine well.
  • 03
  • Place boned chicken, skin-side down and with shortest side facing you, on a clean work surface. Spread over chorizo mixture, then roll away from you into a tight sausage shape. Secure at intervals with kitchen string, season to taste and set aside.
  • 04
  • Cut remaining onions into wedges and combine with reserved potatoes, remaining garlic cloves, vinegar and 2 tbsp olive oil in a small roasting pan. Pour over lemon juice and stock and season to taste. Place chicken on top, drizzle with remaining oil and roast until golden (40-45 minutes). Serve rolled chicken thickly sliced with pan vegetables and juices.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

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Aug 2008

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