Chicken with Chorizo and Chickpea


Last night was “Chicken Night” at home, I had a whole chicken and again was quite confused on how to prepare it. I was certain that I didn’t want to cook fried chicken, I didn’t want to cook Chicken Afritada. I looked around my kitchen and found a can of chickpeas and some chorizo’s. I wanted to try something new, I wanted to prepare something light at the same time something delicious. 

I did some research and found some interesting recipe’s online. Most of the recipe’s I came across required too many ingredients that were not available on my pantry. I decided to cook with whatever I had at home. I was a bit scared but at the same time excited for the outcome.

Let’s start cooking!

What you’ll need:

1 Whole Chicken (Sliced the way you want it)

1 Chorizo (Sliced 1/2 inches)

1 Whole Onion (Sliced thinly)

4 Cloves Garlic

4 Tomatoes (Sliced thinly)

2 Potato (Cubed)

2 Carrots (Cubed)

1 Bell Pepper (Cubed)

2-3 Cups Chicken Broth

3 Tbsp. Olive Oil

2 Tbsp. White Rice Vinegar

2 tsp. Paprika

Salt and Pepper

Let’s get it on!!

1.) Heat olive oil on your pressure cooker, then add the Garlic, Onion and Chorizo. Cook for 5 minutes.

2.) Add the chicken pieces and the paprika then cook until golden brown on the outside.

3.) Add the chicken broth and cover the cooker and cook for 7 minutes (start timing when the pressure cooker starts releasing pressure).

4.) Add the Tomatoes, potato and carrots then cook until everything becomes soft.

5.) Add the Bell Pepper and cook for another minute or two.

6.) Add the vinegar and mix well. Add salt and pepper.

This dish was very light at the same time delicious. You can substitute the chicken with chicken breasts for easier preparation.  If you don’t own a pressure cooker you can use a deep pan and add a couple of minutes in cooking your chicken.

This recipe is good for 4-5 adults and comes well with rice or bread. 

Try this recipe and let me know what you think!





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