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A rich, warming Spanish Chicken Stew – our cosy family dinner recipe will fast become a favourite! Serve with crusty bread or herby roast potatoes for a super easy family dinner idea.

We just LOVE this Spanish Chicken And Potato Casserole recipe. In fact during the autumn we pretty much love all casseroles and stews. Proper comfort food to come home to on a cold day.

Our easy chicken and chorizo stew simmered in rich tomato sauce is a really warming cosy recipe, a rich and warming stew with all the lovely Spanish flavors of chorizo, paprika and herbs.

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It’s packed with vegetables too, which all count towards your 5-a-day. And oh so simple to throw together making it one of our favourite family friendly dinner ideas. Delicious served with our air fryer new potatoes.

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Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe

Serves – 4

Prep Time – 10 minutes 

Cook Time – approx 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time – approx. 1 hour 40 minutes

Our Most Popular Alternative – Mexican Chicken Stew

Equipment Needed To Make Spanish Chicken Stew

  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Casserole dish or pan with a lid

Spanish Chicken Stew Ingredients

Our Spanish chicken stew is packed full of delicious flavourful Spanish style ingredients! This will fast become your favourite chicken and chorizo stew!

Image shows the ingredients needed to make spanish chicken including olive oil red onion garlic red pepper diced chicken breast chorizo sausage red wine chopped tomatoes smoked paprika oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion – sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic -finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper – sliced
  • 1lb chicken breast (500g) – diced
  • 8oz chorizo ring (225g) – skin/paper removed and chorizo sliced into discs
  • 5oz red wine (150ml)
  • 15oz can chopped tomatoes (400g) – if you can get hold of Mutti tomatoes, use them, they’re the BEST and they make completely delicious sauces.
  • 15oz can garbanzo beans (400g can chickpeas)
  • 1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley to serve

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How To Make Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Casserole

You’ll just love how simple our Spanish chicken and chorizo stew is to throw together!

Image shows a pan of spanish chicken next to two slices of garlic bread on a blue plate

Step One – preheat the oven ready to cook the chicken and chorizo stew

  • Heat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4. Get our handy oven temperature conversion printable chart here. I use a cast iron Dutch oven style pan for this recipe that can be used on the hob and in the oven.

Step Two – fry the onions and garlic – brown the chicken

  • Add a splash of oil to the pan and gently sauté the onions and garlic over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Tip in the diced chicken and seal the meat.
  • Add the chorizo and cook gently for 5 minutes so the lovely smoky spicy flavour mixes with the chicken.

Step Three – add the rest of the ingredients (not the parsley)

  • Tip in the peppers and stir in the wine.
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, garbanzo beans, smoked paprika and dried oregano. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Add the boiling water and bring the casserole to a gentle boil.
Image shows a pan on a wooden chopping board with chickpeas herbs red powder peppers onions chorizo and chicken in

Step Four – cook the chicken and chorizo stew recipe in the oven

  • Cook in the oven for around 1 hour 15 minutes until the chicken is lovely and tender and the casserole thickened.
  • Sprinkle over chopped flat leaf parsley before serving.
Image shows a pan of spanish chicken next to two slices of garlic bread on a blue plate

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Make Our Spanish Chicken Stew Recipe Your Way

  • Add in extra vegetables – try courgettes or stretch the recipe to feed more by adding another can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), cannellini beans or butter beans.
  • Make this a one pot meal and add in new potatoes to cook in the casserole – you’ll need to adjust the liquid maybe add a little stock and check the casserole doesn’t dry out whilst cooking. 
  • You can swap the chicken breasts for diced chicken thighs if you prefer. Or try making it with bone-in chicken quarters.
  • Add in some more herbs, thyme and bay leaf, and a handful of juicy black olives work well in this chicken stew recipe.

Love Your Leftovers!

If you’ve got leftover stew, casserole or curry then grab our BRILLIANT leftover recipe ideas here – How To Use Up Leftover Stew and turn it into something new!

You can also store your Spanish Chicken Stew, chilled properly and within 2 hours of cooking in the refrigerator overnight to eat next day. Or store in an air tight container in the freezer. It will keep for up to 2 months – defrost throuroughly before re-heating.

How To Serve Spanish Chicken Stew

  • Delicious for a laid back weekend dinner – serve with crispy lemon and rosemary roast potatoes or soft fluffy rice and a pile of fresh greens – broccoli, cabbage or green beans, simply dressed with olive oil, lemon juice and chopped capers. 
  • Leftovers are great in a baked potato next day or stirred through freshly cooked pasta. 

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More Easy Chicken Stew Recipes To Make

A good flavoursome chicken stew recipe is always popular with the kids, especially if it comes with a side of creamy mashed potatoes or fries.

Get our best chicken recipes here – perfect for weeknight dinner

  • Peri Peri Chicken Casserole – this spicy chicken stew is oh so simple to make and the slow cooker just takes care of the hard work. I serve this with crispy potato wedges and homemade Nando’s style peas.
  • BBQ Beer Chicken – a lovely, slow cooker family dinner. This sticky chicken is ideal for serving with rice and salad or homemade slaw.
  • Mexican Chicken Stew – a tasty, flavourful casserole with chicken and chorizo in a rich and smoky chipotle sauce.

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Image shows a pan of spanish chicken next to two slices of garlic bread on a blue plate

Easy Spanish Chicken Stew

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Super tasty chicken and chorizo casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion - sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper - sliced
  • 1lb chicken breast - diced (500g)
  • 8oz chorizo ring - sliced into discs
  • 5 oz red wine (150ml)
  • 15oz can diced tomatoes (400g chopped tomatoes)
  • 15oz can garbanzo beans (400g chickpeas)
  • 1 heaped tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • chopped flat leaf parsley to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180C. I use a cast iron pan for this recipe that can be used on the hob and in the oven.
  2. Add a splash of oil to the pan and gently sauté the onions and garlic over a low heat for 5 -10 minutes.
  3. Tip in the diced chicken and seal the meat.
  4. Add the chorizo and cook gently for 5 minutes so the lovely smoky spicy flavour mixes with the chicken.
  5. Tip in the peppers and stir in the wine.
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes, smoked paprika and dried oregano. Season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Add the boiling water and bring the casserole to a gentle boil.
  8. Cook in the oven for around 1 hour 30 minutes until the chicken is lovely and tender and the casserole thickened.
  9. Sprinkle over chopped flat leaf parsley before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 698Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 1207mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 10gSugar: 10gProtein: 58g

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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