Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
56 Mins
Serves 4

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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

LDombeck's Review

January 24, 2012
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.

Chicken and Chorizo "Soup"?

December 18, 2016
Maybe I did something wrong but this was more like a soup than a stew.  Flavors were just okay.  Very disappointed.

Great family dinner

March 13, 2016
Delicious. My family loved it.  I added a half pound of clams in shell in the last few minute.

Hermania's Review

November 23, 2012
Home run all the way. Fun recipe, if you have good knife skills. Great flavor, presents well! Total crowd pleaser!

sjone007's Review

February 25, 2012
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!

Cyburowl2's Review

February 11, 2012
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.

sclayton25's Review

February 08, 2012

RebaBe's Review

January 31, 2012
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.

jreilly's Review

January 31, 2012
I didn't care for the flavors in this recipe. Something seemed "off" about it.

alinac5's Review

January 31, 2012
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.