Slow cooker Spanish chicken on a rustic plate

Slow cooker Spanish chicken

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(92 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 6 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 6

This slow-cooked stew is packed with Mediterranean flavour from chorizo, olives, tomatoes and peppers. The meat will fall off the bone – mop up the sauce with bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal447
  • fat27g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt2.9g
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  • 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…

  • 1 Spanish onion, halved and sliced



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

  • 12 large bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 225g pack chorizo picante, thickly sliced



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

  • pack of 3 mixed colour peppers, cut into chunks
  • 150g (drained weight) pitted Spanish pimento stuffed green olives
  • 300ml dry white wine (serve the rest of the bottle with the meal)
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry 1 sliced Spanish onion for about 5 mins until golden.

  2. Tip into the slow cooker pot (we used a 6.5-litre model), then fry 12 large bone-in skinless chicken thighs and 225g thickly sliced chorizo picante in the same pan until starting to colour – you will need to do this in two batches.

  3. Add to the slow cooker with 3 mixed colour peppers, cut into chunks and 150g pitted Spanish pimento stuffed green olives.

  4. Tip 300ml dry white wine, 300ml chicken stock and 1 tbsp tomato purée into the pan.

  5. Scrape up any bits stuck to the bottom, then tip into the slow cooker, cover and cook on Low for 6 hrs.

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Alix Flinders's picture
Alix Flinders
30th Jun, 2020
This recipe is delicious. I added garlic and a little extra paprika, it is watery as others have said, but it’s so flavoursome, that didn’t bother us at all. We have it with crusty bread like a soup. I’ve made it a few times now, and it’s delicious every time!
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Jon Noble
16th Jun, 2020
I love Spanish Chicken that is why we have our own recipe here at Cowbridge Kitchen. There are a few more ingredients in my version but it taste fantastic and it can be cooked then held in a slow cooker for hours. Try it for your self.
6th Feb, 2020
Having read the reviews, I changed the recipe slightly - I put in a tin of chopped tomatoes and then swilled the tin round with RED wine and threw it in. I also added paprika and garlic paste to the fried onions. And finally, I put the peppers and olives in half way through cooking. Delicious.
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Laura Mackay
19th Nov, 2019
I followed this recipe exactly but my end result looked very different from the picture - the ‘sauce’ mine made was far too watery. I think this recipe needs less than half the amount of liquid it asks for. Also, the liquid was far too salty to be used as a sauce - I think it needed fewer olives than the recipe called for. Over all I wouldn’t cook this recipe again - there is a Hairy bikers recipe for a Spanish chicken traybake that is great and I think I will look at adapting that for a slow cooker instead.
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Matthew Taylor
5th May, 2019
Great basic recipe, add paprika, garlic and one chilli. Will definitely make again!
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Charlotte Kane-...
9th Nov, 2018
It was really bizarre. It didn’t really have much taste and had no herbs/spices. Iv batch cooked two portions but with the second portion I think I will add tinned tomatoes, garlic and paprika. Wouldn’t make again.
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Trevor Sworn
12th Oct, 2018
Before I read the comments I had thought there was too much liquid so halved it. Also added 1 tsp capers, 1 sliced jalapeño pepper, pinch oregano. Much better! Thanks for tip on paprika, will do that next time.
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Jo Holmes
28th Aug, 2018
Tasteless! We added paprika, cayenne pepper and garlic at the end as when we tasted it was very bland. Far too watery but the chicken thighs were lovely and juicy. Would add the peppers later too as they were mushy.
26th Jul, 2018
This recipe was tasty, but like others have said, less liquid. I only put in 400ml in total of liquid and it was still a little thin. Would make again though, but less liquid.
15th Jun, 2018
I'm not sure why people give less stars when they don't follow the recipe. I followed the recipe and loved it. Had a nice French baguette to mop up the sauce. Was really tasty and not salty at all. Loved it :)


geek_kid's picture
1st Apr, 2020
Should the onion be cut longwise or crosswise? (
1st Sep, 2019
Is this really over £7 per portion??
goodfoodteam's picture
9th Sep, 2019
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3rd Jan, 2018
If I cooked this overnight, what would be the best way to reheat it? Would it take long? I don't want to overcook it! Thanks.
goodfoodteam's picture
4th Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest reheating it in a saucepan on the hob.
30th Aug, 2017
I don't drink alcohol. Can I substitute anything?
goodfoodteam's picture
6th Sep, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can substitute with extra chicken stock. Bear in mind this will make it a little saltier so go easy on the seasoning.
6th Jun, 2017
Can this be frozen?
Paxos Girl
11th Jun, 2017
Yes it can. There is the 'Freezable' sign above the Nutritional information at the top of the page on all the recipes that can be frozen.
21st May, 2017
could I prepare the night before?


10th Jul, 2019
Sara, you forgot the (entire bulb of) garlic! ;-)
4th Dec, 2017
Really tasty, I added some paprika and cooked this in a pressure cooker for 25 mins on high and it worked brilliantly (as do many slow cooker recipes). Great as a midweek dinner.
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