Spanish Chicken, Chorizo and Bean Hotpot with Jacket Potato

Chicken Chorizo & Bean Hotpot with Jacket Spuds Recipe

45 Minutes
Serves: 2

A warm Spanish stew made with, chicken thighs, chorizo, red onions, tomatoes and butter beans flavoured with smoked paprika, garlic and herbs Provencal slow cooked in the oven and served with a crunchy jacket potato

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tin tinned butter beans
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 75 grams chorizo
  • 1 tsp herb de provence
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 0.5 stock cube chicken
  • 1 tin tinned tomatoes
  • 200 ml water (boiling)
  • 0.5 red onions


  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 10 grams butter

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • sprinkle the smoked paprika over the chicken
  • heat the olive oil in the frying pan
  • Add the chicken to the frying pan and fry from 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown
  • remove the chicken from the pan
  • add to the casserole dish

Step 2

  • remove any excess fat from the frying pan
  • slice the chorizo into rounds about 2cms thick
  • add the chorizo to the frying pan fry till crisp

Step 3

  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add to the frying pan

Step 4

  • add the herb de provence to the frying pan
  • cook for 5 minutes
  • set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4

Step 5

  • season with salt and pepper
  • Drain and rinse the butter beans
  • add to the frying pan
  • add the tinned tomatoes
  • add the stock cube to boiling water
  • add the stock to the frying pan

Step 6

  • add the contents of the frying pan to the casserole dish
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 45 mins

Step 7

  • wash the potatoes
  • place in the oven with the stew

Step 8

  • remove the stew and jacket potatoes from the oven

Step 9

  • cut a cross on the top of the jacket and squeeze the potato to open it up
  • add some butter
  • place the potato on a serving plate

Step 10

  • add the stew to the serving plate
  • if cooking extra for the freezer store the extra stew in a freezable container allow to cool and then place in freezer

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 casserole dish
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 jug
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 sieve

How to make chicken, chorizo and butter bean hotpot

Our Spanish casserole follows the traditional combination of meat, beans and tomatoes that is typical of many stews eaten in Spain.

Sprinkle the paprika over the chicken thighs and cook quickly in a frying pan until the skin is golden brown and the meat is sealed seal remove from the pan and place in a casserole dish. Remove excess fat from the frying pan and then add the sliced chorizo, garlic and chopped onions cook till the chorizo is crisp and the onions are soft. Add the herbs provencal to the pan and cook for a minute or two. Drain the beans, and add them to the frying pan with the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock to the pan and cook for a further 5 minutes.  Add the contents of the frying pan to the chicken and slow cook in the oven till the meat is tender. Serve with some crispy jacket potatoes.

What makes our chicken and chorizo stew the best 

Chicken, chorizo and butter beans are a fantastic combo but what makes this recipe so special is the mixture of the french herbs and smoked paprika in the delicious tomato gravy making this the perfect meal!

Chicken and chorizo stew dinner ideas

This dish is perfect for those cold winter nights, the best accompaniment is definitely potatoes, see all the side dish options below

  • a crunchy jacket potato
  • roast potatoes
  • Spanish potato patatas 
  • mashed potatoes
  • a lemony couscous
  • crusty bread

This tasty Spanish stew makes an ideal main course for a dinner party particularly a Spanish themed party. 

Freezing our chicken stew

This recipe is ideal for freezing, cook the stew and leave to cool, place in a container and freeze. To reheat remove from the freezer and defrost then heat till piping hot.

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