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Sunday, 1 November 2020

Chicken and Chorizo Casserole : A Winter Warmer One Pot Stew

This recipe suggestion is a one-pot stew of chicken thighs, chorizo and chickpeas. It's full of flavour, quick to prepare and a real Autumn or Winter warmer!

Serves Six
2 tbsp vegetable oil
500g/1lb 2oz chicken thighs
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
splash red wine
275g/9½oz chorizo, chopped
100ml/3½fl oz dry sherry
1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
200ml/7fl oz chicken stock
1 x 400g/14oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
salt and freshly ground black pepper
handful chopped fresh parsley
Serving Suggestion
crusty bread - here are some low carb bread ideas

1. Heat half of the vegetable oil in a large pan. Add the chicken thighs and fry, turning frequently, until lightly browned all over. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
2. Add a little more oil to the pan, then add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery and chilli and cook for five minutes. Add a splash of red wine and simmer until reduced by half.
3. In another pan, heat the remaining oil and fry the chorizo for 2-3 minutes. Add the sherry and cook until the chorizo is crisp. Set aside.
4. Add the can of chopped tomatoes to the pan with the vegetables and bring to the boil. Cook for five minutes, then add the stock and bring back to the boil.
5. Add the browned chicken, the chickpeas and crisp chorizo and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
From original idea here

Did you know - Chickpeas are a small legume popular in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cookery. They are usually sold pre-cooked in cans, or dried; the latter must be soaked before cooking. Chickpea, besan or ‘gram’ flour, made from dried ground chickpeas, is widely used in Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. If buying dried chickpeas, look for firm examples with a uniform beige colour. Choose canned chickpeas stored in water, rather than brine. Dried chickpeas can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to one year without deterioration. Cooked chickpeas can be frozen.

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Some lower carb / keto Chicken Recipes you may prefer, please see here and here

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All the best Jan


My name is Erika. said...

This looks amazing!

Pam said...

Looks yummy. I made some veggie soup just this evening for my brother and his wife. Neither one of them cooks and I know Mark has not had a home cooked meal in a while. I tasted was yummy.

DUTA said...

Wow! Just the right pot now! It looks delicious!
I love hummus paste which is made of chickpeas. Chickpeas require a bit of work - they have to be soaked for several hours before cooking. So, I'm rather lazy about it.

Martha said...

oh yum!! :)

Laurie said...


Tom said...

...looks great, the Chorizo is new for me.

Christine said...

very hearty!

Elephant's Child said...

I do love one pot dishes. They are so often flavour packed - and easy to clean up after as well.

Margaret D said...

Interesting recipe.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a great week! Valerie

riitta k said...

Life feels so cosy with a casserole like this on the table! Have a fine November.

eileeninmd said...

Looks delicious, thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day! Have a great week!

nassah said...


roughterrain crane said...

Eating chickpeas in a cup of hot soup relaxes me.

Anita said...

Looks hot and good!Thanx for sharing!

R's Rue said...


CJ Kennedy said...

I love one pot cooking. Thanks for the recipe

Martha said...

Perfect for this time of year as the weather gets colder!

Sami said...

Sounds like a great combination. Thanks for the recipe Jan

NatureFootstep said...

I think I shall try it when the snow comes :)

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the one-pot dishes and soups and stews.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
That looks so well.
You can make many tasty food. Lovely!!

Greetings, Marco

Sally said...

How wonderful! I love homemade soup, and yours looks so hearty and good. Thanks for the recipe, Jan. :)


Jeanie said...

That sounds flavorful and delicious! Perfect for the fall and winter.

Khaya Ronkainen said...

This hearty casserole looks super delicious. I'm certainly going to try it. Thank you so much for sharing it!

jeangenie said...

I made this today. It is delicious but I am not sure how they managed to get 6 chicken thighs weighing in at 500g. I bought a pack of 6 and they weighed a kilogram! Very filling. X

Teresa said...

Se ve muy sabrosa esta receta, intentaré hacerla. Besos.