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Olivia Galletly's smoky chicken

10 September 2022
lodge cast iron cookbook olivia galletly smokey chicken & chorizo with butter beans

Lodge Cast Iron favourite recipes

Inspiring Kiwis to spice up their sizzle, OG cast iron producer, Lodge Cast Iron has rallied a cohort of culinary icons to dish out their top recipes to cook with using cast iron in a cookbook set to release from September, complimentary with any Lodge purchase.

Olivia Galletly, the foodie creative behind 'The Hungry Cook' whose cooking skill set extends across all cravings from ice creams and doughnuts to a beetroot and orange salmon gravlax.

Her own form of love language, Olivia’s recipes have even caught the eye of Nigella Lawson herself. Check out her recipe below, featured in the cookbook.

Smoky chicken and chorizo with butter beans


· 200g chorizo, sliced

· 8 shallots, halved

· 500g cherry tomatoes

· 2 red capsicums, chopped

· 1 head of garlic, top trimmed

· 6 boneless chicken thighs, skin on

· 2 Tbsp olive oil

· ½ tsp smoked paprika

· 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

· 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

· 2 tsp caster sugar

· 390g tin of butter beans, drained

· 200g kalamata olives

· sea salt & cracked pepper to taste


Heat the oven to 180ºC fan bake.

In a small Lodge skillet, fry chorizo until crispy. There’s no need to add oil to the pan because chorizo has a lot of fat in it.

Place the chorizo in the Lodge cast iron roasting dish, along with the shallots, cherry tomatoes, red capsicum, garlic and chicken.

Top with olive oil, smoked paprika, rosemary, red wine vinegar, caster sugar and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and then turn the chicken thighs skin side up.

Place in the oven and roast for 40 minutes. Occasionally baste the chicken thighs with juices.

Remove the chicken thighs from the roasting dish and set aside.

Add the butter beans and olives and gently stir through. Place the chicken thighs back on top and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown.

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