Friday, 11 September 2015

Spicy Chicken and Chorizo with Roast Butternut Squash Mash Plus Vanish Giveaway!

On of my favourite flavour combinations has to be chicken and chorizo. When you add chorizo to any dish no other spices are needed as the chorizo does all the work! As it cooks delicious spicy, paprika and garlic juice oozes out and add such a depth of flavour to the dish.

When I saw some spicy, uncooked chorizo I simply could not refuse it and knew that it would be perfect with some chicken.

This is a spicy dish, but if you do not like your meals too hot simply buy the traditional chorizo. But the butternut squash is a perfect mash to cool the heat!

This is what I did...

Spicy Chicken and Chorizo with Roasted Butternut Squash


4 chicken breast fillets, sliced
1 medium courgette, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
250g Forestierre mushrooms, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
150g spicy, uncooked chorizo, thickly sliced (or original chorizo if you do not like to too hot)
200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 large roasting butternut squash
2 tsp smoked paprika
Olive oil


1 - Heat the oven to 200g

2 - Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds

3 - Score the butternut squash flesh, drizzle over a little olive oil over each half and sprinkle over 1 tsp of smoked paprika on each half

4 - Place in the centre of the pre heated oven and roast for 50 minutes

5 - Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan or saute pan and gently cook the chicken and crushed garlic over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring regularly

6 - Add the red pepper, mushrooms, courgette and chorizo and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes

7 - Stir in the cherry tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes on a low heat

8 - Once the butternut squash has finished roasting remove from the oven and scoop out the flesh

9 - Place the flesh in a bowl and mash the serve along side the chicken

This dish really does give you a true flavour of Spain. The chorizo completes the meal perfectly. The whole family enjoyed this meal. But I will warn that chorizo can stain clothes if spilt. Thanks to Isabella I did have to look up some stain removal tips but thankfully her white t-shirt came out nice and clean!


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  1. Oh, yumminess! Butternut squash, chicken and chorizo are three of my favourite ingredients. I'm sure it tastes amazing, sweetie. x

  2. Would love me some butternut squash with spicy chicken haha! It looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe :) pinned

  3. Chocolate Ice cream never seems to come out!

  4. Ink or tomato sauce! Nightmare!

  5. Pizza "juice" on school uniform, grrr


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