Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew

Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew (1)

Chicken and chorizo is a fantastic combination – I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it. To celebrate the swiftly approaching weekend, I decided to treat my husband to this – one of his favourite dishes.

Hubby loves chorizo. When I buy and slice up a chorizo ring, I always give him the raw ends attached to the string to chew on. Typing does make it sound a little as though he is a dog, but I promise he is human.

This is a really warming stew; the broth is flavoured almost entirely by the chorizo – so make sure you buy a fairly decent one, if you can afford it. The spinach and chopped tomatoes add a nice bit of health, and the butter beans make it very hearty. We had a nice loaf of ciabatta on the side of our stew, but you don’t really need it – we used it simply for its juice mopping capabilities.

This will serve 4, and take about 40 minutes to make.

Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew (2)

Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew

250g chorizo ring

6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

200g button mushrooms

1 small  glass red wine

400g tin chopped tomatoes

2 x 400g tins butter beans

100g spinach

1. Slice the chorizo and add put in a large casserole dish over a high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the whole chicken thighs. Cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often, until the chicken is browned.

2. Add the sliced mushrooms, then tip in the red wine. Let it boil down, then add the chopped tomatoes. Fill the chopped tomato tin with water, and add this too. Put a lid on the dish, turn down the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Add the drained butter beans and cook with the lid off for a further 5 minutes. Turn the heat off, stir through the spinach, and when it’s wilted, you’re done!


16 thoughts on “Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Stew

  1. S February 13, 2015 / 10:47 am

    New to your blog. It’s so yummy , I could eat it! *virtual hogging*

    Liked by 1 person

    • harrietyoung38 February 13, 2015 / 2:52 pm

      Susan, I use it almost every night! Best investment ever.


  2. MomsRForever February 13, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    This looks amazing, will defiantly try it. plase visit my website


  3. chef mimi February 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    This is a great stew. Chorizo is just plain wonderful – great with chicken, lamb, beans, ham, spinach….. I grew up chewing on bones and sucking marrow, so eating sausage skin sounds completely normal to me!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Isaree February 15, 2015 / 1:02 am

    Like all your other posts, this looks amazing. And I can’t believe that the recipe is that simple! Thanks for sharing!


  5. bibusch February 16, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you for the idea. Now we know what to have for dinner today 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ongling February 18, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    looks so good! Already drooling by looking at it…


  7. wendylime February 19, 2015 / 3:21 am

    Made this for dinner last night. Turned out so good, so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

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