I liked this dish. It had a lot of flavor and was easy to prepare, but it was a bit expensive to make. If you don't have a gourmet grocery store in your area, you may find it difficult to find Spanish chorizo. I couldn't find any, so we substituted with Portuguese linguica (we had that on hand because my husband is Portuguese). As another reviewer pointed out, do not use Mexican chorizo--it's totally different! Saffron is also very expensive and sometimes hard to find, but I would not have made this dish without it, as it added a lot of flavor and some nice color. Overall this was a good recipe, that everyone enjoyed, but we won't be making it very frequently.
Chicken and Chorizo Stew
CHfoodiegirl Posted: 01/14/12
LadyAlethea Posted: 01/04/12
This is a delightful stew, full of flavors and depth. The scent of chorizo and onions filled my house during prep, then the stew's aromas filled in around it and made my whole family's mouth water. We will DEFINITELY be making this one again!
steponme Posted: 01/10/12
First off; I couldn't find spanish chorizo in my market; so I used a jalapeno sausage that I had on hand (do not sub with mexican chorizo; this is a very greasy loose sausage; won't work in this recipe). Second, saffron threads are a very $$ spice ($15 for a small amout). With that said, the stew was good, but not worthy of a special occasion; I don't know if my subbing the sausage changed the taste much and if adding the pricey, saffron added that much more flavor to it. If I make it again (only b/c I already have the saffron threads), I'll look for spanish chorizo.
CherylR1954 Posted: 01/15/12
I loved this stew, but am a big fan of Spanish food. Yes, you need to find Spanish chorizo which might be difficult. The saffron is worth the money. I wish that I had brought more back from Spain (where it's a lot cheaper), but Penzey's Spices is a good source. I sort of eyeballed everything since I had a tad more than 12 oz. of chicken and 6 oz. of chorizo (that I wanted to finish off). Rounded up a bit on the vegetables. Came up w/6 1-cup servings. I'll be interested to see how it develops overnight in the fridge for tomorrow's dinner and also freezed a small portion to test freezability.
LDombeck Posted: 01/24/12
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.
KristieV Posted: 01/25/12
My husband, 2 adult sons and I all agreed that we would like to have this again. It's a lively, comforting and attractive weeknight meal. I subbed linguica for the chorizo and I think it provided great depth of flavor. Upped the amount of chicken and potatoes somewhat, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I'm wishing I could have gone back for more, but trying to watch my portions!
Cyburowl2 Posted: 02/11/12
This is a great stew. Only make it if you can find chorizo or the portuguese version - chourico - which I like even better. Wonderful, balanced flavors.
sjone007 Posted: 02/25/12
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!
jreilly Posted: 01/31/12
I didn't care for the flavors in this recipe. Something seemed "off" about it.
RebaBe Posted: 01/31/12
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.
alinac5 Posted: 01/31/12
Wonderful and hearty stew. Since I didn't have saffron threads, I used a little turmeric. I ate one serving, my husband ate everything else.
Hermania Posted: 11/23/12
Home run all the way. Fun recipe, if you have good knife skills. Great flavor, presents well! Total crowd pleaser!