Slow cooker Spanish chicken on a rustic plate

Slow cooker Spanish chicken

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(98 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

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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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jmalanga1981's picture
28th Apr, 2018
Nice and easy to do with minimal prep and great if you have other stuff to do during the day. Based on previous comments I only added 400mls of fluid (all stock) with a splash of white wine vinegar. There was far too much liquid! Didn't have any olives. I don't think the dish would have been much different had I added them. Added peas to give it a bit of colour. Nice but not the best recipe I've tried.
20th Mar, 2018
This was really nice - cooked it in the pressure cooker. However 2 things - was rather salty and this was most definitely down to the type of olives we used so try to make these as plain as possible. Also we added paprika which added depth - actually can't imagine this would have been that nice without it.
7th Mar, 2018
Used chicken breasts cut into chunks. Did not put olives in. Added a bit of paprika for more flavour. Served with brown rice. Quite watery consistency even though I used some flour.
31st Oct, 2017
Very tasty mid week meal. I used 4 chicken breasts instead of suggested thighs. Used all other ingredients except olives! Used a small amount of cornflour to thicken sauce before serving. Served with roast potatoes, green beans & cauli. Delicious, enjoyed by all. Will definitely cook this again.
29th Oct, 2017
Tasty, but there was too much liquid. I added some paprika when frying off the onion, and that worked well for extra flavour.
22nd Aug, 2017
Delicious. Replaced wine with extra stock and served with Spanish potatoes. Use chicken breast cut into chunks instead of thighs. Will definitely be making this again.
14th Nov, 2017
did you fry the chicken breast chunks before putting them in the slow cooker? Thanks
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The Walkers
21st Jul, 2017
Very, very tasty! Could have perhaps done with an extra vegetable element.
25th Jun, 2017
This recipe was sooo tasty! I added a couple of chilis and served with rice. I really recommend it!
11th Jun, 2017
I used thigh fillets and didn't have any wine so doubled the stock. It was delicious. I served with Mediterranean rice. It was delicious, I'll definitely do this again.


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23rd May, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can!


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