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Baked Chicken with Soy Chorizo

Four-Ingredient baked chicken with soy chorizo dinner that takes little prepping.

Have you ever had baked chicken with soy chorizo? This recipe for Baked Chicken and Zucchini With Soy Chorizo is an old one on Spanglish Spoon that was originally published in 2012, but because the pictures were lost in last year’s transition, I thought it was time to update it and share it again. This is one of those easy, throw it all together in a baking dish and mix everything up kind of meal.  It’s perfect for those days when you have chicken and don’t know what to do with it.  The best part is you don’t have to marinade it to have lots of flavor.
Four-Ingredient baked chicken with soy chorizo dinner that takes little prepping.

All you need are these four ingredients:

1 10 oz or 12 oz tube of Soy Chorizo
3 zucchinis (or potatoes if you don’t like zucchini)
8 chicken thighs (bone and skin on)
salt for seasoning

Preheat your oven to 350F.

While the oven is warming, get out a large baking dish, rinse the chicken in cold water and remove some of the excess fat and skin if you like. I usually trim all the fat but leave most of the skin on because it adds more flavor.

Add the chicken pieces to the baking dish and season both sides of the chicken with salt.  I accidentally forgot to do that first and ended up seasoning it after I mixed in the chorizo.  Either way works.

Cut the zucchini into half-inch circles and add them into the dish as well.

Four-Ingredient baked chicken with soy chorizo dinner that takes little prepping.

Cut open the package of chorizo and mix everything together to evenly coat the chicken and zucchini.  Make sure you get some of the chorizo underneath the skin if you left it on. 

Mix everything together and bake skin side down for about half an hour, then turn them over to cook skin side up and return them back into the oven.

After about 15 minutes of cooking skin side up, baste the top of the chicken then send it back into the oven for another 15 minutes to finish.

Total cooking time is one hour.

Four-Ingredient baked chicken with soy chorizo dinner that takes little prepping.

 

This chicken is best paired with steamed white rice, lemon and cilantro rice, Mexican rice, or warm tortillas.

Either way…it’s pretty dang good.

I hope you like it!

Baked Chicken with Soy Chorizo

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 8 chicken thighs

Serving Size: 4-6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz or 12 oz tube of Soy Chorizo
  • 3 zucchinis cut into half-inch cirles
  • 8 chicken thighs, bone and skin on
  • salt for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Rinse the chicken in cold water and remove some of the excess fat. Leave skin on.
  3. In a large baking dish, season both sides of the chicken with salt. Add zucchini and soy chorizo. Mix everything together to evenly coat the chicken and zucchini.
  4. Bake with chicken skin facing down for about half an hour, then turn them over skin side up and return them back into the oven.
  5. After about 15 minutes of cooking skin side up, baste the top of the chicken then send it back into the oven for another 15 minutes to finish.

Notes

This chicken is best paired with steamed white rice, lemon and cilantro rice, Mexican rice, or warm tortillas.

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