Forever Nigella – Sage and Onion Sausage and Chicken

Sage And Onion Sausage And Chicken

This month seems to be the month of challenges.  Todays post is part of Maison Cupcakes  Forever Nigella Challenge.  Choose a recipe from any Nigella cookbook and re-create or replicate it and post the result.  I love watching Nigella on TV, there is an effortlessness about everything she cooks that wills me to have a go.

One Pan Sage and Onion Chicken and Sausage was a tempting dish, from Feast, with it’s promise of classic sage and onion stuffing flavours.  Those aromas and tastes do come through strongly along with the freshness of lemons and the richness of the caramelised ingredients.  I altered the cooking time and temp and added two heads of garlic cut in half.  After all, what is a roast dish without garlic?

Sage And Onion Sausage And Chicken

Straight From The Oven

  • 400g chicken wings.   This makes great stock as well as tasty chicken morsels.
  • 160g chicken thighs, or a mix of thighs and legs.
  • 12 traditional sausages.  Good quality sausages produce less fat in the dish.
  • 125 mls light olive oil.
  • 2 medium sized onions cut into quarters.
  • 1 lemon, juiced and cut into quarters.
  • 2 bulbs of garlic cut through the middle.
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage finely chopped.
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce.
  • 2 teaspoons English Mustard.

Waiting To Go In The Oven


  • In a large dish or plastic bag, combine the olive oil, mustard, dried sage, lemon juice and worcestershire sauce.  Mix well.
  • Add the garlic, cut up lemon, onions and the chicken pieces.
  • If using a dish ensure that the chicken is well covered in the marinade.  If using a bag, seal the bag and mush the chicken around in the marinade.
  • Leave to Marinade overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Heat oven to 180c
  • Put the chicken and the marinade into a roasting dish.
  • Tuck the sausages into the gaps in the chicken dish and scatter over the fresh chopped sage.
  • Put onto the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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  1. says

    Delicious! I have made this particular Nigella recipe many times. It’s so easy and tastes wonderful. I toss in potatoes too to just make it a one dish meal. Love it!

  2. says

    I just cooked this last night for my teen and pre-teen. They love it but I do leave out the cut up lemons. They complain it is too ‘lemony’. They had it with a giant yorkshire pudding! I also watched Nigella Kitchen yesterday and couldn’t resist the meatloaf she was making – it’s currently in the oven and it is truly a loaf of meat.

    • says

      I watched that too! I was surprised that she did meatloaf as it seems too Amarican for Nigella. It did look really good. I love the idea of serving the chicken and sausage with giant Yorkshire Pud. Total comfort food and ideal for hungry teens. GG

  3. says

    You are right about Nigella. She really does make cooking look effortless. What a delicious dish. I’m sure that’s something everyone in my family would love. Your photo of the dish all plated up is mouthwatering.

    • says

      It tasted great, I was initially worried about cooking the sausages with the chicken, but as long as the sausages are good quality there isn’t loads of fat going into the dish. GG

    • says

      Sarah does do a good job, I’ve meant to join this challenge for a while. It’s good to get out the Nigella cookbooks and make whatever I like without thinking about whose eating. GG

  4. says

    I love how Nigella always makes everything look so easy! It just needs a little forward planning to marinade all the ingredients for this. I like the idea of adding potatoes too.

  5. says

    What an unusual combination! It looks gorgeous. I love Nigella’s simple, home recipes and I really like her. She is one of the rare tv cooking stars who doesn’t get on my nerves 😉

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