Sheet Pan Roasted Asparagus & Chicken With Chorizo


This paleo friendly sheet pan dinner of roasted asparagus,chicken and chorizo is fuss-free, healthy and easy to make. Serve with a side salad or as is!



For this complete paleo meal, I am going with a Spanish theme and using chorizo, olive oil, garlic and paprika to flavour the ingredients. Chicken goes well with chorizo and I love making asparagus in the oven, and together this is one delicious ensemble. While roasting, chorizo releases the fat and the flavours that soak the softened onions and peppers. It turns into a moreish, sticky mixture that serves as a sauce or a condiment to chicken and chorizo

Sheet Pan Roasted Asparagus & Chicken With Chorizo

Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
17 mins
Total time
27 mins
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 2

Ingredients

For the onion & pepper mixture
1 large brown onion, diced
1 medium red pepper, diced
1 small chorizo sausage, peeled and diced (about 100-150 g / 4-5 oz.)
½ teaspoon paprika powder
½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
½ teaspoon cumin powder
Pinch of dried coriander or thyme
Generous pinch of salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the chicken
4-5 chicken tenderloins, cut into 3 pieces each (see notes for alternatives)
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cumin powder
Generous pinch of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

For asparagus
100 g / 3-4 oz. asparagus spears (1 bunch), ends trimmed
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Generous pinch of salt

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 210 C / 410 F. While the oven is heating up, prepare the ingredients.
In a mixing bowl, combine the onion and peppers with chorizo, spices, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Spread the mixture on an ovenproof flat sheet pan.
Mix the chicken ingredients in the same bowl, using your hands to rub the chicken pieces evenly. Spread the chicken pieces on top of the onion and peppers. Place in the oven, middle shelf, for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, combine the asparagus with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and set aside. After 10 minutes, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Scatter the asparagus spears amongst the chicken and sprinkle with the remaining garlic and juices. Turn the heat down to 200 C / 400 F and place the tray back in for 7 minutes. Remove from the tray and serve while hot.

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