Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic

This Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic is one perfect dinner specially when matched with sour dough bread to scrape all that flavourful sauce.

Chorizo is such a nice addition to Spanish style dishes, its spicy garlicky flavour gives another dimension to a dish. For me it’s like the bacon in the Spanish cuisine it’s so hard to miss it out especially in stews and casseroles and once you’re hooked you can’t just simply give it up. Look at this recipe for example a simple spicy chicken stew infused with load of garlic and chorizo, it’s so rich a good sour dough bread is needed to absorb all of that nice sauce.

Do you love the chorizo flavour? You might be interested in my other recipes that feature this ingredient

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Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


This Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Garlic is one perfect dinner specially when matched with sour dough bread to scrape all that flavourful sauce.


  • 6 pcs chicken thighs, bones and skin on
  • 200 g chorizo, sliced
  • 2 large cans (390g each) butter beans, drained
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 medium leeks, sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of saffron
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 whole garlic, minced
  • 4 sprigs thyme plus some for garnishing
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil


  1. In a large skillet add oil then brown chicken thighs on both sides. Once browned remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add chorizo and cook while stirring for 2 minutes, remove from skillet then set aside.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and leeks then sauté on the leftover oil on the pan.
  4. Add the paprika, saffron, thyme, wine, chicken stock, cayenne, chicken and chorizo. Bring to a boil then simmer covered in low heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the butter beans then simmer for additional 10 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then serve.




14 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on Tour D'Elegance and commented:
    Being able to cook is a very elegant skill, and something I am actively working on. So is taking gorgeous photos!

  2. eatshoploveblog says:

    I actually just drooled on my keyboard.

  3. I do like chorizo, it is a tasty substitute for other sausages for many recipes to change things up a bit — nice recipe list.

  4. cecilia says:

    fantastic meal.. love chorizo but I have to drive miles and miles to find it, maybe i should learn to make it! c

  5. Chorizo has such great flavor! I’ll eat it by itself, or included as an ingredient in anything. Really terrific looking dish – thanks so much.

  6. I love the sliced Spanish chorizo. This looks delicious.

  7. I love this dish Raymund. I typically love chorizo so this brought a smile to my face today 🙂

  8. mjskit says:

    What a hearty meal! I was pleasantly surprised to see the butter beans.I bet they add another dimension to this already wonderful dish!

  9. I love the brown of your chicken ! Chorizo is such an awesome sausage, I love that smokey paprika flavour.

  10. buttoni says:

    This looks incredibly delicious. I’ will definitely have to try this!

  11. Sabrina says:

    Making this for a small dinner party. Can’t wait.

  12. buttoni says:

    This looks delicious! Would love to fix it soon!

  13. This looks so good, I really need to make it!

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