Spanish Chicken, Chorizo and Butterbean stew with Jacket Potato

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45 Minutes
Serves: 2

A warm Spanish chicken chorizo 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

Chicken Chorizo Stew

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tin tinned butter beans
  • 4 portions 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 cube stock cube chicken
  • 1 tin tinned tomatoes
  • 200 ml water (boiling)
  • 0.5 whole red onions


  • 2 whole 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 and fry till golden brown
  • remove the chicken from the pan
  • add to the casserole dish

Step 2

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

Step 3

  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely, add to the chorizo
  • 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

  • add the stock cube to boiling water
  • Drain and rinse the butter beans, add to the chorizo mixture
  • Add the tinned tomatoes and stock to the chorizo mixture
  • season with salt and pepper

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 butterbean stew

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, until the skin is golden brown and the meat is sealed, remove from the pan and place in a casserole dish. Remove excess fat 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 and cook for a minute or two. Drain the beans, and add them, with the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock and cook for a further 5 minutes.  Add the tomato, chorizo and bean mixture to the chicken and slow cook in the oven till the meat is tender.

Can you Freeze?

This Spanish chicken stew 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.

When to cook Spanish chicken and chorizo stew with butterbeans

This dish is a lovely comfort food perfect for those cold winter nights, it takes a while to cook so we tend to make it on a weekend, make extra and freeze for a quick meal during the week.

Who will love this recipe?

This recipe is perfect for all the family, its easy to cook and packed full of meat and vegetable proteins. Chicken thighs are relatively low-cost, and the addition of butter beans and chorizo makes this dish very filling.

Spanish dinner party main course

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

What to do with leftovers 

If you have leftover chicken and chorizo stew, we suggest you strip the meat from the bone and then mix it with the bean and chorizo gravy, then serve it

  • On top of a crunchy jacket potato
  • On a bed of lemony couscous

Or just freeze it for another day

What does it taste like – flavour profile

Chicken and chorizo stew  has a spicy tomato flavour, the spice comes from the paprika and the chorizo. The tomato gravy also has a deliciously herby flavour from the herbs provincial, the butterbeans add extra texture and flavour to the overall dish

What to eat with Spanish chicken stew 

We serve this casserole with jacket potatoes but there are other side dishes you can serve with it to make some delicious dinner ideas

  • Simple roast potatoes
  • Spanish potato patatas
  • mashed potatoes
  • crusty bread

What makes our Spanish chicken stew the best ?

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

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