Chicken with Chorizo
Inspired by Spanish cuisine, this is sure to become a favorite chicken dish. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking MethodBaking, Sauteeing
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe CourseMain Course
Taste and TextureHot & Spicy, Meaty, Savory
Type of DishCasserole
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 chicken legs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 9 oz (250g) smoked chorizo, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 large zucchini, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- One 14.5 oz (411g) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken stock
- ¼ cup dry sherry
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes, until browned; remove.
Add the chorizo to the casserole and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes; remove. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the onion. Cook, about 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the coriander and stir for 1 minute. Add the peppers, zucchini, garlic, and thyme, and cook about 5 minutes, or until the peppers begin to soften.
Add the tomatoes, stock, and sherry and bring to a boil. Return the chicken and chorizo to the casserole, cover, and bake 40 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.
Spicy Chicken Casserole: Add 9 oz (250g) chopped new potatoes with the onion. In step 3, add a pinch of dried chile flakes.
2008 Dorling Kindersley