Roast chicken with orzo, chorizo and haricot verts
If you’re looking for something simple and delicious to cook for either an evening meal “en famille” or even a little cosy dinner party with friends, when lockdown is over of course, then this Roast chicken with orzo, chorizo and haricots verts is most certainly a winner.
For a family of four
4 chicken legs
one onion roughly chopped
one punnet of cherry tomatoes
225 g of Spanish chorizo sliced
One glass of white wine
300 g of haricots verts (can be fresh or frozen)
400 g of Orzo
Pre-heat your oven at 180° C
Cook your orzo, using the same method for cooking pasta. Bring a pan of water to the boil and then add your orzo, let it cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Once cooked drain the water.
In an oven tray start by adding the thyme, onion, tomatoes, haricots verts and chorizo, season your chicken with salt and pepper and place it on top. Then add one glass of white wine and one glass of water and place in the oven. Let it cook until the chicken starts getting brown but not completely brown. That should take 40 to 45 minutes depending on your oven. At that point, take your tray out of the oven, there should still be quite a bit of sauce , but that is fine. Take the chicken out of the tray, then add your orzo and mix in the sauce, put the chicken back on top and back in the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes, until your chicken is totally brown.
P.S if you don’t have orzo, you can use paella rice for this