Recipe | Chicken And Chorizo Casserole

There are plenty of times after busy days at work that I really can’t think of what to cook for dinner. Lacking Inspiration and planning happens a lot in our home, something that we’re working on. Sometimes I can open the fridge like I did the other day and saw ingredients that inspired me to make a chicken and chorizo casserole.

I had half a bag of spinach that desperately needed using up, so determined not to waste it, I had a quick scout around for what else I could find in the fridge and came up with skinless chicken thighs, chorizo and found some chick peas in the cupboard. Chicken and chorizo casserole was born.

I love cooking with chorizo, more for the flavour than anything else, and when coupled with chicken, it’s a match made in heaven. I struggle to get pulses and beans into the family in meals, but I knew that chickpeas would be lost in the stronger flavours in the recipe.


  • chicken thighs, cubed
  • chorizo, sliced
  • can of chick peas, drained
  • 1.5 pts stock, chicken or vegetable
  • 1tbsp cornflour to thicken
  • Spinach


  • Add the chicken and chorizo to a hot pan and brown in chorizo fat.
  • Add chickpeas and stock
  • Simmer for ten to fifteen minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add cornflour to thicken sauce
  • Add spinach two minutes before removing from the heat.


chicken and chorizo casserole

I was impressed at how quick and simple this chicken and chorizo casserole was to prepare and cook. It has turned out to also be a meal that tastes just as good if not better the next day when reheated. I struggle with ideas on what to take to work for lunches, but this chicken and chorizo casserole works well in my food flask. If you like this recipe check out other recipes on the blog for inspiration.

chicken and chorizo casserole



  1. June 10, 2014 / 9:52 am

    I love chorizo and chickpea so this is definitely be i’ll be trying out! x

  2. June 10, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    Love a bit of chicken and chorizo, but not so sure about the chickpeas… 🙂

  3. June 10, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    I love the depth of flavour that chorizo brings to a dish, we’re having it in our meal tonight! This looks lovely x

  4. Vikki Holness
    June 10, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Chicken and chorizo is always a good combination, will definitely be giving this recipe a go. Thanks or sharing. xxx

  5. June 10, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    That sounds like a delicious combination!

  6. Lisa Prince (@BEAUTY_IIAO)
    June 10, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    i bet this is so tasty but its something i wouldnt eat , not much a chicken fan really x

  7. June 10, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    So many lovely ingredients in one pot – I bet this tastes delish! x

  8. June 10, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    How wonderful! This sounds amazing!

  9. June 10, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Oh I love all these ingredients, sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing x

  10. June 10, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Yum that looks delicious – definitely our kind of meal!

  11. June 10, 2014 / 9:06 pm

    This sounds very tasty and it’s so simple to make!

  12. June 10, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    I am veggie but spinach and chick peas are some of my favourite things so I love that combination!

  13. June 12, 2014 / 8:49 am

    It is simple, indeed.
    I like the idea of this meal.
    thank you for sharing

  14. June 12, 2014 / 9:31 am

    O adore chorizo! This looks like a lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  15. ninjacat
    June 12, 2014 / 10:04 am

    OOOH yummmy

  16. June 13, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Chicken and chorizo is one of my favourite combos so will definitely be thinking about making this in the future!

  17. May 4, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    This sounds really good. Chicken and Chorizo is always a good combination.

    • spicers1976
      May 10, 2015 / 9:48 pm

      It’s a very tasty combination isn’t it.

  18. January 21, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    This sounds delicious, I never think to put things like this in a flask for lunch but it sounds perfect.

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