06 April 2011

Slow Cooked Chicken with Chorizo - Recipe

Winter is approaching and the slow cooker has come out of it's summer hibernation. I came across this fantastic recipe at and with a few tweaks, made it work for our family. We all loved it and my son said it was the best thing he ever ate (probably a bit of an exaggeration, but hey, I'll take what I can get), so I thought I'd share it with you.

Slow Cooked Chicken with Chorizo

1 tablespoon of oil
750g skinless chicken thighs
200g of chorizo sausage
4-6 kipfler potatoes (I found that these keep their shape well, but any other potatoes are ok)
3 large carrots
2 teaspons smoked paprika
1 onion
2 gloves garlic (crushed garlic in the jar is ok too)
400g tin diced tomatos


- Trim the chicken. Remove the bone and cut the chicken thigh in half long ways.
- Heat the oil in a pan and brown your chicken pieces (2-3 mins) and then pop them into the slow cooker.
- Slice the chorizo and brown in the pan (your kitchen will be smelling pretty good right about now). Add to slow cooker.
- Add thinly sliced onion, garlic, paprika, potatoes (if large, cut into approx 3cm pieces) and carrots (chopped into approx 2cm pieces).
- Add the tomato and then add another 3/4 of the tomato tin of water (or stock)

Now turn the slow cooker to low and let it simmer and bubble away for the next 4-5 hours.

Serve with some steamed green beans... or as is. We came home from ballet practice and soccer training and dug right in.Yum!

Bon Apetit :-)


  1. Now that's a hearty winter meal. Bring on Winter and comfort food lol

  2. This sounds yummy! I'll give it a try! THANKS! :)

  3. It's getting to that sort of weather now - I did the big roast with all the vegies I could fit into the pan, last night to ward off the cold! I need to dig out the 'crockpot' from it's summer home and this sounds like a great recipe to try out. Thanks for sharing it.


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