Chicken Chorizo and Red Wine

A friend left a bottle of red wine at my place after a party, and I don’t like to waste things. So I drank some of it, and used the rest of it for this deliciously rich, Spanish-inspired dish. It went down a treat at my place!

Rich red wine and chorizo chicken casserole


Ingredients – serves 4 

600-700g chicken pieces
100g chorizo
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chilli powder (unless you used hot paprika)
2/3 cup red wine
200 ml passata or puréed tomatoes
Salt and Pepper

2 med-large sweet potatoes
½ tsp cumin


Chop the onion into large pieces and roughly chop the garlic. In a large frying pan, heat the oil. Once hot, add the finely chopped onion and garlic and sauté. Stir through the paprika and chilli. Add the chicken and allow to brown, slice the chorizo about 1/2cm thick and add into the pan, then pour in the wine and the passatta. Bring to a simmer then cover with a lid. Allow to simmer for 30min, then remove lid and reduce sauce down for ten minutes. Easy as that.

Meanwhile, to make the sweet potato bites; peel and chop the sweet potato into small cubes. Boil until soft, then lightly fry with a sprinkle of salt and ½ tsp of cumin. Serve on the side of the chicken.