Recipe: Chicken and Chorizo Casserole
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 200g chorizo sausage, sliced into rounds or chunks
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 potatoes, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 yellow pepper, sliced
- 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 120ml chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
- Cooked rice or crusty bread (for serving)
1. Season the chicken pieces with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, ground cumin, and dried oregano. Toss to coat the chicken evenly with the spices.
2. In a large casserole dish or ovenproof skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken pieces and cook until they are browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the casserole dish and set it aside.
3. In the same casserole dish, add the chorizo sausage and cook until it releases its oil and becomes slightly crispy. Remove the chorizo from the dish and set it aside with the cooked chicken.
4. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the casserole dish and sauté the diced onions until they become translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
5. Add the diced potato, sliced red and yellow bell peppers to the casserole dish and cook until they soften slightly.
6. Pour in the chick peas, chopped tomatoes and chicken stock. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
7. Return the cooked chicken and chorizo back to the casserole dish and mix everything together. Let the flavours meld and simmer for 5-7 minutes on medium-low heat.
8. Taste the casserole and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
9. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
10. Serve the Chicken and Chorizo casserole over cooked rice or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
Enjoy your hearty and flavourful Chicken and Chorizo Casserole! It's perfect for a comforting dinner that's full of savoury goodness, a perfect Autumn dish