Chicken and Chorizo Stew

Chicken and Chorizo Stew Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
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.


Serves 4
Total time: 56 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 40 Minutes
Total: 56 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 357
Fat 14.8 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 27.1 g
Carbohydrate 27.5 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 751 mg
Calcium 63 mg


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


1. 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.

2. 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.