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chunky chicken cooked slowly in tomatoes sauce with fiery chorizo. the hotter the butter. serve with buttery mash or pasta. as with any casserole, this tastes better the next day... I have made this in both the oven and slow cooker and both are just as good.
- 2 garlic
- 3 slices smoked bacon, finely sliced
- 500 g chorizo sausage, fresh
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
- 2 onions, big chunks
- 2 carrots, big chunks
- 250 g baby onions
- 2 tablespoons tomato puree
- 400 g chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon italian mixed herbs
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Fry garlic with bacon and chicken on a high heat so that chicken is browned on both sides. No need to cook the meat completely.Place into slow cooker or oven proof casserole dish.
- Fry chorizo in same frying pan on high heat so the meat becomes slightly crispy. Place into slow cooker or oven proof casserole dish. Try to retain juices.
- In the original pan and juices, fry the carrot and onion on a high heat for a few minutes until starting to soften. Don't cook the vegetables completely.
- Add red wine OR chicken stock and boil, stirring vigoursly for a few minutes.
- Place into slow cooker or oven proof casserole dish with chicken/chorizo and the rest of ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours. this will depend on your slow cooker. If using the oven, use gas mark 2 for 4-6 hours.
- Take out and leave to stand for a couple of hours to allow the flavours and consistency to settle. re-heat and serve with mash. any leftover sauce can be scooped up with fresh buttered bread, especially when you've run out of mash.