Chilli chicken one-pot

Chilli chicken one-pot

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(85 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 5 mins


Serves 8
A prepare-ahead one pot that will please all ages and is easily made for a crowd, just reheat and add some garlic bread and a salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre9g
  • protein58g
  • salt3.16g
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  • 2 large onion, halved and sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 265g chorizo ring, peeled and thickly sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 4 red pepper, deseeded and cut into large chunks
  • 2 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomato
  • 2 chicken stock cube
  • ½-1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 16 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 x 410g/14oz cans red kidney beans, drained

To serve

  • 15g pack coriander, chopped
  • 2-3 avocado, skinned and sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • good squeeze lime juice


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Fry the onions in the oil for 5 mins until they become soft and start to colour. Add the chorizo and fry for a few mins more. Stir in the peppers, then pour in the tomatoes, followed by a can of water, the stock cubes, chilli and oregano.

  2. Arrange the chicken thighs on top of the sauce, pushing them under the liquid. Bring to a simmer, cover, then cook in the oven for 40 mins. Add the beans, stir, then cook for 20 mins more. You can make this up to 2 days ahead and keep chilled.

  3. To serve, reheat on the top of the stove or in the oven at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for 1 hr 10 mins until piping hot. Stir in most of the coriander, toss the rest with the avocado, lime and a little salt, then pile this on top. Serve with Garlic & oregano bread (below) and a bag of green salad tossed with olives, cherry tomatoes and finely sliced red onion.

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Comments (92)

bear06's picture

I cooked this for friends and they all loved it. Infact it was polished off so quick I worried I'd not cooked enough! Was so easy to make beforehand allowing me to spend time with guests instead of being in the kitchen. Will do again.

stephenjoanne's picture

Really great dish, served it with rice and sour cream. Just the right amount of heat for a whole family, if it was just for adults i would have added more chilli.

zoe4purple's picture

This was fantastic for my dinner party, I was able to pre-prepare the whole thing and then just heat it up. Trouble for me was my chillies weren't spicy enough. I served this with the cheesy garlic bread and it went down a treat. Everybody loved it.

zhjt109's picture

delicious! Made with bacon instead of chorizo and din't do the avocado thing. Perfect with garlic bread and so easy. Used a mixture of different coloured peppers that I chop up when I buy so I can use straight from frozen. Will definitely be doing this one again.

claudmc's picture

This was really, really good. Did as a lot of you suggested and only added half the water. I didn't add any stock cubes. I used chicken thighs on the bone (but removed the skin) and the meat just fell away from the bone when it was cooked.

Cooked it at 180 for 40 minutes and then turned it down to 100 and let it cook for a further 1.5 hours and it was amazing. Sauce was lovely and thick and the chorizo gave it a great flavour.

emsta88's picture

this is awesome!!! mega tasty and super easy. try reducing the amount of added water by half. perfect with crispy roast tatties.

margaretforman's picture

I took note of all the suggestions and cooked the sausage first and then the onions in the fat. Also, the water from one stock cube would have been sufficient.

margaretforman's picture

WHAT A FABULOUS DISH! I am a nervous cook and usually need a demonstration and a tasting or I fall back on my limited repertoire. However - after reading the comments on this dish I was inspired to take the plunge and cooked a dinner party for 8 - taking all the advice on board - If I can do it - anyone can - it is a wonderfully tasty dish and went down well with well cooked baked potatoes. We started the meal with the smoked haddock pate recipe which was also incredibly easy, was given a high rating - and certainly had the WOW factor, pleasing all my guests.

curryman1955's picture

tastes great we had it with rice & garlic bread ,didnt use advocado

pippachoc's picture

Wow! Very easy and very tasty dish. Simmered in the Aga (simmering oven) for 2 hours and it was delicious. Completely forgot the 'topping' of avocado (which I love!) and omitted kidney beans as hubby on a high protein diet (and ignored all the naughty fat from the chorizo as it tastes so good!) Agree with many comments above ref loads of sauce, and I may indeed fry chorizo first next time. Found it extremely economical (comparatively) as we always only buy British and local from butchers (or grow our own). Meat-wise onl,y this worked out at about £2 a portion and butcher skinned and boned for me (luxury!). Have just bunged a load in the freezer, and feel very good about it, and can't wait to tuck in!

emsta88's picture

yum-yum! my husband and i love this dish. would recomend reducing the amout of water added by half. delicious served with crispy roast potatoes. try it!

kellywelly's picture

Very easy to make, and was absolutely gorgeous

paul3640's picture

My family love this recipe. I sometimes change the chicken for beef (and the stock cubes) and use butter beans or black eyed peas instead of kidney beans, great for a slow cooker.

la_jonesy's picture

Love this - halved the recipe for 2 big eaters and still got enough for dinner one night this week! I fried the onions in the chorizo fat to save on the oil and I also added cornflour to help thicken the sauce. Other than that this is highly recommended!!

diamond_sky's picture

Very yummy! Made it with jacket potatoes & it was a real winter warmer. Used bacon instead of chorizo as well.

lulujersey's picture

Nice winter warmer food. Had to reduce the chilli by half to accommodate a chilli phobe which I think had an impact on flavour. Used chicken thighs with the bone in but the skin off (am a recent covert from chicken breasts !) and like others reduced the sauce on the stove for ten minutes after cooking. Will do again for sure as was incredibly easy and tasty.

maclews's picture

I love chorizo and this stew was a real family hit! It's so tasty and easy. I threw in some cabbage as well as I had some left over and it went quite well. Hubby loved it and so did my son who isn't so keen on chicken. I halved the quantities as I was cooking for 4 and the sauce was just the right consistency and we had it with pesto bread to mop up the juices. I put guacamole on the top of each plate before serving to cut down on time and also used diced thighs and ribs mixture as me and my daughter love chicken with bone. great recipe. :)

caroleve's picture

I have not tried this yet, but will do today. The comments are so useful. Yes, I will change chorizo for bacon and I only have chicken breasts. So I will give it a whirl. I will let you know how it goes.

angwatt's picture

really good & pretty easy, made it for a friend and she asked for the recipe.

mazzizapsycho's picture

This was really good. I didn't use as much water having read the other reviews, fried the chorizo first so I didnt have to add extra oil, and added a splash of red wine, mushrooms and used baked beans instead of kidney beans. I served with mash and will definately make again!


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