22 January 2012

Chicken and Chorizo Pasta Bake

♬ '21' By Adele

Not sure what possessed me to play this album, I kept on reminiscing about last Christmas and how I was scoring pretty high on singstar! She has got a hell of a voice on her, honestly I was running low on breath when I was trying to hit the high and low notes. Maybe when my videos get online you could get a sneak preview.

 Maybe not, I wouldn't put anyone through that!

Apart from Adele's beautiful voice, all I heard and read about was today's football matches. If you get to escape from watching a match, or have it on in the background, and need to get food sorted, try this lovely dish. Also if your partner is a big meat eater, they shouldn't complain about the aroma this dish gives off.

One more tiny factor...

You have to invest in this:

Pomodori d' oro plum tomatoes (plum tomatoes of the colour yellow).

These tomatoes were imported from Campania, which made me eek, and put the red can of plum tomatoes down.

Recipe to serve 4


4 chicken thighs
1 large chorizo sausage, cut in thick slices.
400g can of Pomodori d'oro plum tomatoes
1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped.
1 sprig of fresh thyme, strip the leaves from the stem, run two fingers down stalk, top to bottom.
1 sliced, sweet red Italian pepper.
10 closed cup mushrooms, chopped finely.
300g wholemeal pasta
300ml water
1 small red chilli deseeded and cut in half.
Olive oil
Fresh parsley


Preheat the oven 180°c.

: In the order I have listed, place all the ingredients (apart from parsley) in a large oven dish. 
: Bake for 40 minutes.
: Sprinkle parsley when ready to serve.


The yellow sauce was a great choice, red tomatoes would work too but not have the sweet and 'wow' presentation this has. Plus red tomatoes get a lot of praise, try something different.

Did you notice no cheese in this recipe?
Trust me, this dish doesn't need it.

Favourite Song:

ê'Set Fire To The Rain' By Adele

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.xx