chicken and chorizo stew

Chicken and Chorizo Stew

This chicken and chorizo stew is heavily based on my Father-in-law’s recipe.

He’s an awesome cook, and makes this fabulous stew with chicken, chorizo and paprika. It’s one of my fiance’s favourites so I had to try to create it at home to keep him happy!

chicken and chorizo stew

This is my version of the stew, it can be cooked on the hob, or in the oven (it usually depends on how many other things I have to do around the house).

The photos shown are the oven cooked version. I’d say if you’re cooking it in the oven it will probably need thickening with a little cornflour but on the hob it reduces well on its own.

It’s fresh, tasty and easy to freeze so a handy one to keep in the freezer too.

chicken and chorizo stew


Chicken and Chorizo Stew
  • 3 chicken breasts or 4 chicken thighs
  • thumb sized piece of picante chorizo
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 peppers (I prefer red & green)
  • 1 glass red wine
  • 2 cooking onions
  • 700ml water
  • 5 medium potatoes diced, skin on
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon good quality paprika
  • 400g chickpeas (1 tin)
  • 1 chilli (dried or fresh – I leave seeds in for an extra kick)
  • (optional: 2 teaspoons cornflour mixed with a splash of cold water to thicken at the end to your taste)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C or place a large pan on a low heat with a little olive oil.
  2. Cut and dice the chicken, potatoes, onions, peppers, chilli and chorizo and add to the pan/dish and brown/soften for a few minutes (ignore this if cooking in the oven). Don’t be too precious with the timing as it will all come together by the end.
  3. Crush and add the garlic, paprika, chicken stock cube and seasoning.
  4. Add the tin of chickpeas.
  5. Add the water.
  6. Finally add the wine.
  7. Cook on low simmer on hob or 175 C in oven for 90-120 minutes.

And that’s it! So simple! If it’s not thick enough for you, add the cornflour as suggested and mix in, make sure the stew isn’t too hot or the cornflour will go lumpy.

This chicken and chorizo stew is perfect served with crusty bread.

chicken and chorizo stew


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So simple, but so good, this chicken and chorizo stew recipe is perfect for the oven, slow cooker and even pressure cooker.

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