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Chicken And Chorizo Slow Cooker Casserole

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This chicken and chorizo slow cooker recipe is the perfect comfort food. It will warm you up, feed your soul and make your house smell amazing to boot!

Why You Need to Try This Recipe For Chicken and Chorizo Slow Cooker Stew

If you love to gather the family around the table or snuggle up in a chair in front of the TV with a bowl of total comfort food then this is the chicken and chorizo dish for you!

Not only is our slow cooker chicken recipe super easy to prepare – just literally throw the ingredients into the slow cooker pan, stir and just leave the slow cooker to do its thing.

It’s got a really tasty Spinach chicken style vibe and all you’ll really need to serve on the side is some nice crusty bread for dipping in and mopping up the juices.

chicken and chorizo slow cooker stew with a side serving of crusty black olive ciabatta loaf and a plate of chopped flat leaf parsley

Equipment Needed For Our Chicken Casserole Slow Cooker Recipe

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Wooden spoon or cooking spoon
  • Slow cooker

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Ingredients For Chicken And Chorizo Slow Cooker Stew

Our slow cooker Spanish chicken stew is packed to bursting with delicious, tasty ingredients!

chicken and chorizo slow cooker stew ingredients on a white table - chicken breast, chorizo, tinned tomatoes, butter beans, peppers, potatoes, black olives, spices
  • 500g chicken breast – chopped into bitesized pieces
  • 220g chorizo – we used the regular one, but you can use the spicy hot one if you prefer. You need to peel off the papery case and chop the chorizo into chunks.
  • 800g chopped tomatoes – we used 2 cans of the Cirio Polpa tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 red onion – roughly chopped
  • 500g potatoes – peeled and diced into bitesized pieces
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper – adjust to your own tastes
  • 200g pitted black olives
  • 2 peppers – roughly chopped
  • 400g butter beans – cooked and ready to use from a can

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How To Make Chicken And Chorizo Slow Cooker Stew

You are going to just love how simple it is to make our Spanish chicken slow cooker casserole – super easy! It’s a great chicken recipe!

Step One – preheat the slow cooker to high

  • Heat the slow cooker to high – that means that the stew should take around 3 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours to cook. Although all slow cookers cook at slightly different temperatures so times can vary.

Step Two – add the first set of chorizo slow cooker stew ingredients

  • Put the chicken, chorizo, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, red onion, potato chunks, smoked paprika, dried oregano, brown sugar, garlic powder into the slow cooker pan.
slow cooker chicken and chorizo ingredients in the slow cooker pan
  • Season with salt and black pepper. Remember that chorizo is salty and the olives added later are also salty so you won’t need to add very much if any!
  • Mix the ingredients together using a wooden spoon.
slow cooker chicken and chorizo ingredients in the slow cooker pan ready to cook

Step Three – cook the slow cooker chicken and chorizo stew

  • Put the lid onto the slow cooker pan and leave it to cook for 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • Then remove the lid, add the black olives, chopped peppers and the can of butter beans. Give everything a stir, pop the lid back on, then continue to cook for a further 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes.

Step Four – serve the slow cooker Spanish chicken

  • Check that the chicken is thoroughly cooked through properly with no pink remaining and then serve.
  • We serve the chicken chorizo slow cooker stew sprinkled with chopped parsley and a couple of slices of crusty bread for dipping.

Cooks Note! You shouldn’t need to thicken this stew as the potatoes seem to do this, but if you do need to just follow the steps below.

  • add 2 tsp of cornflour to a small cup or bowl. 
  • add in 2 tbs of water and mix the cornflour into a paste.
  • pour this paste into the stew, mix well and cook for a few minutes until the stew is thicker.

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bowl full of chicken and chorizo slow cooker stew with slices of black olive ciabatta

Slow Cooker Chicken And Chorizo Recipe Tips!

Can you put everything in the slow cooker the night before?

Yes! Just chop up the ingredients and put them into the slow cooker dish the night before, mix everything together, cover and store in the fridge until ready to use the next day.

Just be sure that your slow cooker bowl is a type that’s okay to be kept in the fridge and that it’s okay to use the bowl refrigerator cold in the slow cooker – you don’t want it to crack with the instant heat.

Can I cook this chicken and chorizo dish on low?

You can cook this on low, it’ll take around 6-8 hours. I prefer to cook chicken breast on high, I think it keeps it moist and more flavourful.

How do I make a creamy slow cooker chicken and chorizo?

Just follow all the cooking steps above, and add in around 150ml of thick double cream around 30 minutes before serving. This will give you a rich, creamy stew.

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Can I add other vegetables to my home made slow cooker chicken recipe?

You can swap out any of the vegetables in our recipe for any you prefer. Or add in more! This recipe works well with mushrooms, courgettes, cannelinni beans or lentils.

Can I use a different meat than chicken breasts in the slow cooker casserole?

Yes, you could make this recipe with chicken thighs for a chicken thigh casserole – just be sure to use skinless and boneless. Or you could even use some diced pork.

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Yield: Serves 4

Chicken And Chorizo Slow Cooker Stew

bowl full of chicken and chorizo slow cooker stew with slices of black olive ciabatta

A delicious warming Spanish chicken style casserole - easy dump and go cooking instructions, perect for busy families!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken breast - diced
  • 220g chorizo - peeled and chopped
  • 800g canned hopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 red onion - peeled and diced
  • 500g new potatoes - peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 200g pitted black olives
  • 2 peppers - chopped
  • 400g canned butter beans

Instructions

  1. Heat the slow cooker to high – that means that the stew should take around 3 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours to cook.
  2. Put he chicken, chorizo, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, red onion, potato chunks, smoked paprika, dried oregano, brown sugar, garlic powder into the slow cooker pan.
  3. Season with salt and black pepper. Remember that chorizo is salty and the olives added later are also salty so you won’t need to add very much if any!
  4. Mix the ingredients together using a wooden spoon.
  5. Put the lid onto the slow cooker pan and leave it to cook for 2 hours 30 minutes.
  6. Then remove the lid, add the black olives, chopped peppers and the can of butter beans. Give everything a stir, put the lid back on, then continue to cook for a further 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes.
  7. To serve - check that the chicken is thoroughly cooked through properly with no pink remaining and then serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 825Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 1203mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 16gSugar: 15gProtein: 67g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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