Rustic Iberian Delight: Chicken and Chorizo Stew


Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of Spain with Rustic Iberian Delight: Chicken and Chorizo Stew. This hearty stew combines succulent chicken and spicy chorizo with a rich tomato base, infused with herbs and a hint of smokiness. It's a comforting dish that brings the essence of Spanish countryside cooking to your kitchen, perfect for those cozy nights.

Rustic Iberian Delight: Chicken and Chorizo Stew

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6 people
  • Serving Size: A generous bowl per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 380 kcal
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Sodium: 850mg
  • Cholesterol: 90mg


Main Ingredients

  • 500g (1.1 lbs or 17.64 oz) chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • 250g (8.8 oz) chorizo, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 400g (14 oz) canned diced tomatoes
  • 250ml (8.45 oz) chicken broth


  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Chopped parsley

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Brown the Chicken: In a large pot, brown the chicken in olive oil. Remove and set aside.
  2. Cook the Chorizo: In the same pot, cook chorizo until it releases its oils.
  3. Sauté Vegetables: Add onion, garlic, and bell peppers, cooking until softened.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Return the chicken to the pot, add tomatoes, chicken broth, smoked paprika, and thyme.
  5. Simmer: Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 45 minutes, until the stew thickens.
  6. Serve: Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with chopped parsley.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Chorizo Selection: Use Spanish chorizo for authentic flavor.
  • Thickening the Stew: Simmer uncovered if you prefer a thicker stew.
  • Serve with Bread: Enjoy with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken breast instead of thighs?

Yes, but thighs offer more flavor and juiciness.

Can I make this stew in a slow cooker?

Absolutely! Cook on low for 6-8 hours for tender results.

How long can I store the leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.