High flavor fills each bowl of Chicken and Chorizo Stew--thanks to the saffron and chorizo. This Spanish-influenced stew is chockful of vegetables, making it a perfect one-dish meal. Chorizo comes in two forms: Spanish, which is used in this recipe, is cured and firm.
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 garlic cloves
1 onion, quartered
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
6 ounces chopped Spanish chorizo
3 cups cubed red potato
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Combine first 6 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 14 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken, reserving cooking liquid; cool. Shred chicken. Strain cooking liquid through a fine sieve over a bowl; discard solids.
Wipe pan with paper towels. Sauté sausage over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add potato, onion, and bell pepper; sauté 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and next 3 ingredients (through saffron); sauté 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add reserved cooking liquid; bring to a simmer. Simmer 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shredded chicken; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar. Ladle about 1 cup stew into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with parsley.
This was really good and hearty. I couldn't find Spanish chorizo, so I subbed in some kielbasa. though I'm sure the chorizo adds a much different flavor, the kielbasa also gave good results. A review mentioned that saffron is expensive, which it is, I have found it inexpensively at Trader Joe's if that is an option. My husband loved that it was filling and smelled great. I will definitely make again.
Just made this for the second time. It's wonderful; just right on a winters night. My husband and adult son love it. Made it exactly as written, the ingredients were a little expensive, but it got cheaper with the next batch. Invest in this, it's worth it!
Made this tonight for my family and they loved it. I added about 1/2 can of tomato paste and more sherry vinegar at the end, which made it a little sweeter. Very filling and satisfying. I used the chorizo from Whole Foods, which was very good.