Chicken Chorizo (Pollo Con Chorizo)

"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"
photo by Andrew Sudron photo by Andrew Sudron
photo by Andrew Sudron
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Season the chicken liberally with paprika.
  • Brown the chicken in a pan using the olive oil.
  • Remove the chicken.
  • 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).
  • Add and fry the onions with the chorizo; The juices from the chorizo will blend with the onion.
  • Add the garlic and continue to cook lightly for a few minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, laurel, sherry, brandy and everything else, including the chicken.
  • Cook on the hob or in the oven for another hour, stirring if appropriate. (Or put in the slow cooker for a few hours).
  • Serve with boiled potatoes. Peas are a good accompaniment.

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  1. Zonga26
    Yummy will definately make it again!
  2. Bigbunnies
    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.
  3. vaflnc
    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!
  4. Chef Mrs Bridges
    My family love chorizo & chicken, so I was on to a winner from the start with this. I didn't have brandy or sherry in the house, so I used white wine. The boiled potatoes to accompany was a good suggestion. I would probably have made rice to go with this dish, but I think the potatoes were better.
  5. WeBees
    This was delicious and very healthy since I used chicken breasts and chicken Chorizo sausage. I followed the directions exactly (used Sherry and a Bay leaf or 2). The directions do not instruct to but I cut/shred the chicken into bite size pieces and added back to the pot to simmer for the last 30-45min.


I'm from Leeds in the United Kingdom. I worked in Spain for four years and enjoyed eating many Spanish dishes.
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