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black olive, chorizo and chicken stew: a josé pizarro recipe.

what can i say... olive it! i was recently sent a variety of black and green olives to play with along with some brilliant recipes by spanish chef josé pizarro. it took me ages to pick which one to try first as i love anything with olives in. almost as much as the pun in the campaign name... there is also a cheeky little video of the recipe if you fancy cooking along with the celeb chef himself.

shopping list.
♥ 100g black olives
♥ 1kg chicken breast and thigh meat, cut into 2cm cubes
♥ sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
♥ 4tbs olive oil
♥ 200ml red wine
♥ 2 medium onions, chopped
♥ 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
♥ 125g chorizo sausage, chopped
♥ 2 tsp. bitter-sweet pimento
♥ 2 tbsp. tomato puree
♥ 1can 400g chopped tomatoes
♥ 300ml chicken stock
♥ the leaves from 3 large sprigs thyme
♥ 2 bay leaves
♥ 3tbs sherry vinegar
♥ 1tsp sugar
♥ 2tbs chopped flat parsley

i halved the recipe which made two great size portions.

begin by seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper. brown in a pan for around 10 minutes. then, set aside whilst you make the rest.

add the onion and chorizo to a large pan. it can be the same one, in fact i think it is supposed to be the same one, but i used my trusty wok.

all the wine and allow to bubble up and caramelise for a few minutes. stir in the pimento and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomato puree, the tomatoes, chicken stock, thyme and bay leaves. tomatoes, chicken stock, thyme and bay leaves. i actually didn't use the pimento and i didn't have any and know i wouldn't use it much again as i don't like things too spiccccy! also how handy that this packet of spices has the exact three i needed?

add the chicken to the stew and simmer for a further ten minutes.

if you'd like to use sherry vinegar at this point, reduce it down with the caster sugar in a saucepan and gthen add to the mix. if not, next add the olives and simmer for a further five minutes.

ta da! i wish i had some crusty bread at this point - the sauce is divine and maybe even nicer with the pimento and sherry vinegar!

watch josé pizarro and his autumn recipes in action here

if you liked this, you may also like simon rimmer's chicken, chickpea and chorizo casserole :)

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful but I would give the olives a miss