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Chicken and Chorizo

This recipe for Chicken and Chorizo has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Chicken and chorizo is one of those classic Spanish combinations which goes down really well either as simple tapas, a starter or as a main meal. This recipe was conjured up for lunch one day when we had some leftover chicken leg which had been de-boned and prepared for the barbeque. The addition of a little red wine, plenty of garlic and a few peppercorns added some real rustic flavour to this Andalucian dish. Use strong spicy chorizos for an extra kick. Cooked in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients for Chicken and Chorizo

1 Chicken breast or de-boned leg
8 Garlic cloves, skins left on
100g Chorizo Cantimpalo
8 Peppercorns
100ml red wine
Olive oil

How to make Chicken and Chorizo

  • Heat a splash of olive oil in the frying pan.
  • Cut the chicken onto bite size pieces, you can also use chicken wings (tips removed) and brown in the frying pan.
  • Leaving the skins on, crush each garlic cloves roughly and throw in with the chicken pieces, fry for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile slice some chorizo Cantimpalo about 1/2cm thick and add to the chicken along with the peppercorns.
  • Add the red wine and reduce by half, stir and turn the chicken then cover, turn down the heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done, serve on tapas plates with fresh salad and crusty bread.


  • We used chorizo “Cantimpalo” for this recipe which is quite sweet, try Orce “fire” chorizo or chorizo picante to spice things up. This recipe can also be cooked in a cazuela over the barbeque.

Serves 3 - 4

Chicken and Chorizo

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