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A little different to the normal Irish roast chicken dinner, this is more of a Mediterranean taste and will set your tastebuds off! 




  • Whole Organic (if possible) free-range chicken (jointed into 8 pieces, your butcher will do this for you if you don’t want to do it yourself). Keep the skin on.
  • 300g organic artichokes in oil (You can get these in most good health shops or delis) (Drain the oil and use it for salads or cooking for extra taste!)
  • 1 onion
  •  3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 150g good quality raw chorizo sausage, peeled and diced
  • 350g brown rice
  • 150ml dry white wine (get a nice one so you can enjoy the remainder with dinner!)
  • 600ml chicken stock ( I make my own using the carcass of the chicken I’ve jointed however you can get really good chicken stock from local suppliers or delis) 
  • 200g spinach leaves
  • Fresh thyme (remove leaves from stalks)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Sea salt and cracked pepper for seasoning




  1. To begin with brine your chicken, this step is not necessary but it definitely makes the chicken moist when cooking. I do mine for about 5 or 6  hours prior to jointing. If you get your chicken already jointed look up timings on brining as they differ. As I say, this is not necessary for this dish but its a preference for me when I cook with poultry
  2. Preheat oven at 160°C
  3. In your casserole dish use some a tablespoon of the oil from the artichokes on medium heat. 
  4. Place in chicken skin side down and brown on each side for a few minutes
  5. Remove chicken from pan to a bowl and set aside.
  6. Add another tablespoon of artichoke oil to the pan
  7. Tip in chopped chorizo, onion and garlic and saute for 4 or 5 min. 
  8. Add in brown rice  and thyme leaves and mix through for a minute or two until all grains are fully coated
  9. Add in wine and stock and fold in artichokes. Place chicken back in pushing down into the rice.



Cook for 1 hour in the preheated oven until all juices are soaked up into the rice.


Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve


Enjoy with a nice glass of dry white wine! 

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