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Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe

Spanish Chicken Stew with Spicy Chorizo Sausage


One of those easy chicken recipes - Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe - with spicy chorizo sausage is perfect for a winter warmer supper idea. It has classic Spanish cooking ingredients such as chorizo, paprika and tomato.

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This is a homely stew that smells incredible and tastes glorious but doesn't need too much attention. If I cannot find chorizo sausage then my favourite substitute is bacon - not officially Spanish but it still adds great flavour to the chicken stew. Instead of the polenta or couscous, you could also get lovely fresh bread to soak up the juices and gravy.

Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe Ingredients


  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 8 chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5ml (1 tsp) smoked paprika
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 124g chorizo sausage, sliced
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) white wine (good quality)
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 200g black olives, pitted
  • couscous or polenta, to serve

How To Cook Spanish Chicken Stew


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Brown or sear the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown. Season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Remove the chicken pieces from the saucepan and set aside.

2. Use the same saucepan to fry the onion, sweet pepper and garlic until soft. By using the same pan we retain all the wonderful flavors. Add the chorizo sausage and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the wine, tinned tomatoes, thyme, bay leaves and stock. Place the chicken pieces back in the pan. Put the lid on and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes and cook for a further 30 minutes over low heat.

4. Stir through the olives and serve with soft polenta, couscous or bread.



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