Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chicken with Chorizo Sausage with Carrots and Rosemary Potatoes

Looking for a tasty dish but still want something healthy I think this dish just might fit the bill.  It is quick to prepare and yet you will look like an iron chef when you plate it up for the serving.  This recipe is for two but easily doubles to serve  four or have some  leftovers.  

  chicken with chor      

12 oz boneless skinless chicken thighs           4 oz white mushrooms 
2 Yukon gold potatoes (medium size)             1 large rosemary sprig 
 1 large carrot                                             2 cloves garlic 
 1- 16 oz can chopped tomatoes                    1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
 1 link fresh chorizo sausage   


1) Start preparation, mince garlic, quarter mushrooms.  Peel and cuts carrots into sticks,  strip rosemary from the sprig, and remove chorizo from its casing.  

pat dry
 2) Rinse and pat dry chicken with paper towel, season both sides of meat with salt and pepper.  Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pot over medium heat.  Sear the thighs about 3 minutes on each side until browned, remove and set aside. Add the chorizo cooking and breaking apart while you are cooking it for about 3-4 minutes, then add garlic cook an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.   

3) Add the tomatoes and mushrooms  to the chorizo, place the chicken into the sauce.  Season with salt and pepper.  Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

4) While chicken cooks, cut potatoes into cubes place them into a pot of cold water, add a generous pinch of salt.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes.  Add the carrots and cook another 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are pierced easily, and carrots are crisp tender, then drain.

5) Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat add 2 teaspoon olive oil and add potatoes and rosemary.  Cook toss occasionally until crispy, add carrots pan to heat through. 

braised chick

6) Serve chicken with the potatoes and carrots on the side, and pour some of the chorizo tomato sauce on top.  Enjoy.    

Bon Appétit