Wednesday, January 23

Paleo Chicken and Chorizo Hash

Technically, this is a dish for left overs but we don't seem to get that at home! If it's not nailed to the floor of the fridge, it will have gone by tea time.  I have a friend whose husband has partitioned the fridge so the children can't access"his" goodies (I give it six months tops), good training though  for student life and all (but he's 48).....!  This simple dish can be knocked up quickly after work from anything you can find that will enhance the basic flavour combo: chicken, bacon and garlic.  Tastes fantastic, kids loved it as a dish in itself.  We opted for fried liver and steamed sweet heart cabbage with butter and a spoonful of hash on the side.  There was plenty enough for all.

Ingredients

1/2lb of bacon diced (unsmoked)
2 minced garlic cloves
1 onion diced
1 sweet potato finely chopped
4 cupfuls of left over chicken (in reality we roasted five chicken thighs and chopped them up)
1/2 chorizo sausage (found at the back of the fridge)
3-4 handful of baby leaf spinach
splash of balsamic vinegar (optional)

Method

1.  Cook the bacon a frying pan

2.  As it starts to render up the fat add in the garlic, onion and finely diced sweet potato

3.  Cover and cook until onion is translucent and sweet potato is cooked through (10- 15 mins), remembering to add in the chorizo sausage part way through and inhale, deeply, man that smells good!

4.  Add in the cooked chicken and spinach and cook til spinach wilted and chicken warmed through

5.  Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to taste (if required) and serve

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