Roasted Chicken with Chorizo and Lemon
25 MIN
1 H 15 MIN
15 MIN

Roasted Chicken with Chorizo and Lemon


  • 1 chicken, about 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) coarse salt
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb (4 cups) baby potatoes, halved if large (675 g)
  • 4 unpeeled cloves garlic, lightly crushed
  • 2 cups (500 ml) cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz (115 g) chorizo, cut into about 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices
  • Pepper


  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C).
  2. On a work surface, with a chef’s knife or kitchen shears, remove the chicken back bone and open it flat. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle the salt over the chicken skin. With the cut side of the lemon, rub the outside salt-covered skin and the inside of the chicken. Let rest for 15 minutes. Brush the chicken with 2 tbsp (30 ml) of the oil. Season with pepper.
  4. In a bowl, place the potatoes and garlic. Drizzle with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread around the chicken.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Add the tomatoes. Bake for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and a thermometer inserted into the thigh of the chicken without touching the bone, reads 180 °F (82 °C).
  6. Add the chorizo and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the chicken and chorizo are well roasted.
  7. Right out of the oven, drizzle the chicken and vegetables with the cooking juices. Serve with a green salad.