Chicken Chorizo (Pollo Con Chorizo)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

The star ingredient here is chorizo, a sausage I encountered in Spain and which gives this dish a wonderful flavour. It's not spicy as such, but full of flavour. Available from most supermarkets nowadays. Try for a unique experience

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken liberally with paprika.
  2. Brown the chicken in a pan using the olive oil.
  3. Remove the chicken.
  4. Meanwhile chop the chorizo into pieces and add to the pan. (Some peel the 'skin' off, but this is optional. Don't boil the chorizo! Fry it).
  5. Add and fry the onions with the chorizo; The juices from the chorizo will blend with the onion.
  6. Add the garlic and continue to cook lightly for a few minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes, laurel, sherry, brandy and everything else, including the chicken.
  8. Cook on the hob or in the oven for another hour, stirring if appropriate. (Or put in the slow cooker for a few hours).
  9. Serve with boiled potatoes. Peas are a good accompaniment.


Most Helpful

Yummy will definately make it again!

Zonga26 August 14, 2012

Delicious! I used chicken breasts cut into large pieces as the breasts were very uneven sizes, and a large glug of sherry. I will definitely be making this again and again.

Bigbunnies October 11, 2011

Made it exactly by directions but we felt it needed a little more flavor. I cooked the chorizo sausage according to package directions boiling it first in a small amount of water (Johnsonville brand) but they were really greasy. I removed the casings before adding to chicken. After it cooked I let it cool and removed some of the grease before serving. There's got to be a way to get more of the grease out. I'll keep watching to see if anyone has a solution. Thanks!

vaflnc November 28, 2007

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