Chicken and Chorizo Stew Recipe

Here’s a recipe I put together a while ago which is a nice warming dinner. Very easy to put together and very tasty. It was a bit of a chuck-it-together at the time but worked very well. I think its getting to about the right time to use it again, so will be using it this week…


  • 2-3 shallots
  • 4 chicken thighs (or whatever) – 650g-ish
  • 150-200g chorizo
  • 100-150g smoked pancetta
  • Large clove garlic
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 250ml stock
  • Large glass (200ml?) white wine
  • Seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • 350g potatoes
  • Handful of fresh basil or tsp of dried

Cook it:

  1. Seal chicken in nearly-smoking oil – about 2 mins, including turns, but make sure any fat is browned nicely
  2. Remove chicken onto a plate
  3. Lower the heat and brown the pancetta for 3-4 mins
  4. Add the finely-chopped shallots and soften – about 2-3 mins
  5. Add the roughly-chopped chorizo and the garlic (smashed and chopped) – 2 mins
  6. Chorizo will bleed its nice red colour into the pan
  7. Add wine and deglaze the pan, allow to boil for alcohol to steam off for a min
  8. Add cayenne, stir, then stock and basil
  9. Lay partly cooked and sliced potatoes on top and put in oven for 30 mins with lid on and then 40 mins with lid off, or until the potatoes are brown
  10. Serve with green veg

3 thoughts on “Chicken and Chorizo Stew Recipe

  1. Recipe sounds great, I will be making that asap.
    I have just found your great blog and thus suffered the most enormous wave of homesickness, I am a londoner living happily in Rome but every now and then…….

  2. Hi Rachel – thanks very much! Although I’m sure the weather is far nicer in Rome, it’s very chilly over here at the mo!

    If you have any Italian recipe tips please let me know! (I must get around to posting something Italy-related).


  3. Sounds amazing. I want it now. Scallops are also nice with chorizo – got any scallops recipes? I’m a bit scared of cooking them myself….

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