Portuguese Roasted Chicken

2kg chicken, portioned
1 fresh chilli
2 cloves of garlic, minced
5ml chilli flakes
15ml smoked paprika
10ml dried oreganum
2,5ml dried thyme or 5ml fresh thyme leaves
60ml lemon juice
30ml vegetable oil
30ml brown sugar
2 red onions
500g potatoes
a handful of parsley, roughly chopped

Preheat your oven to 200℃.
Place the chicken pieces in a roasting tray, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Chop the chilli finely and add it to a small bowl with the garlic, chilli flakes, smoked paprika, oregano, thyme, lemon juice, vegetable oil and sugar. Stir to combine.
Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken pieces. Turn the pieces and smear the spices over the chicken with your hands.
Peel the onions and cut into wedges.
Cut the potato into quarters.
Add the onion and potato to the roasting dish and mix through with your hands.
Place in the oven and roast for 50minutes.
Take the chicken from the oven, sprinkle with the parsley and serve with a crisp salad.

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