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Smoky Spanish Style Chicken + Patatas – Bravas

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Smoky Spanish-Style Chicken with Patatas Bravas Recipe is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines succulent chicken recipes with crispy patatas bravas, or fried potatoes. Among other Recipes, The dish is typically made with bone-in chicken thighs or legs, which are marinated in a smoky and spicy mixture of paprika, garlic, and olive oil. The chicken is then grilled or roasted to perfection, giving it a rich, smoky flavor and a crispy, golden-brown exterior.

Patatas Bravas (smoky chicken recipe)

The patatas bravas, on the other hand, are made by cutting potatoes into small cubes and deep-frying them until they are crispy and golden-brown. They are then seasoned with a spicy tomato sauce, which adds a bold, tangy flavor to the dish.

To make the marinade for the chicken, you will need the following ingredients:


Smoky Spanish-Style Chicken With Patatas Bravas

In this twist on a tapas classic, you’ll sear smoky British chicken breast and serve it with patatas bravas – deliciously crispy potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce. Buen provecho!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine spanish
Servings 4
Calories 500 kcal


  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 British chicken breast portions
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 50ml mayonnaise †4 white potatoes
  • 16g tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato


  • Before you start cooking, take your chicken out of the fridge, open the packet and let it air, then preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ gas 6
    Cut the potatoes (skins on) into bite-sized cubes, then add them to a baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt and pepper
    Put the tray in the oven for 25-30 min or until the potatoes are golden and crispy – these are your crispy potatoes
  • Deseed the peppers (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut them into thick strips
    Peel and roughly slice the red onion[s]
    Add the pepper strips and sliced onion to a separate baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a pinch of salt
    Put the tray in the oven for 20 min or until the veg is soft and tender
  • While the veg is in the oven, boil half a kettle
    Dice the tomato[es]
    Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic
    Dissolve the tomato paste in 100ml [200ml] boiled water and add the chilli flakes (can't handle the heat? Go easy!) – this is your spicy tomato stock
  • Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat
    Once hot, add the diced tomato with a pinch of salt and sugar and cook for 3-4 min or until the tomatoes have broken down
    Add the spicy tomato stock to the pan and cook for 3-4 min further or until thickened – this is your bravas sauce
  • While the sauce thickens, cut the chicken breast portions in half lengthways
    Combine the ground coriandersmoked paprika, 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and a generous pinch of salt on a plate – this is your smoky spice mix
    Add the halved chicken breasts to the smoky spice mix and mix until they are fully coated – this is your coated chicken
  • Heat a separate large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat
    Once hot, add the coated chicken and cook for 4-5 min on each side or until the chicken is slightly blackened on the outside and cooked through (no pink meat!) – this is your smoky Spanish-style chicken
  • Meanwhile, combine the mayochopped garlic, 1 tsp [2 tsp] cold water and a pinch of salt in a small bowl – this is your aioli
    To serve, top the roasted veg with the smoky Spanish-style chicken with the crispy potatoes to the side
    Spoon the bravas sauce over the crispy potatoes – this is your patatas bravas
    Drizzle the aioli all over the patatas bravas
Keyword Chicken Recipe, Patatas Bravas, Smoky Chicken, Smoky spanish chicken, smoky spanish-style chicken with patatas bravas, Spanish Chicken recipe

First, deep-fry the potatoes in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Then, in a pan sauté diced pepper and minced garlic, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

To assemble the dish, place the chicken on a platter and top it with the patatas bravas and spoon the tomato sauce over the top. Garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro.

This Smoky Spanish-style chicken and patatas bravas Recipe is perfect for a hearty and satisfying dinner, and it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends. The combination of smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors makes this dish truly irresistible. Serve with a cold beer or a glass of red wine to complete the experience.

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