Super Easy One-Pot Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

A large pan of chicken and chorizo pasta sits waiting to be served.

Chicken and chorizo pasta is one of those perfect combinations that always works so well in recipes. We’ve made quite a few recipes with chorizo sausage and pasta over the years and this one is our favorite. It’s a super easy one pot recipe and is ready in around 45 minutes flat! 

Chicken and chorizo pasta recipe is the perfect mid-week one-pot recipe, made in under 45 minutes.

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Serving:

6 people

Ready in:

45 minutes

Skill level:

Easy

Serve with:

Fresh bread

About This Recipe

This recipe is an adaptation of our super popular Chicken and chorizo stew recipe, and uses pretty much the same ingredients. Of course, we’ve added some authentic fideo pasta, but you can just easily make it a chorizo spaghetti recipe! 

No matter what  type of pasta you choose, this simple and delicious chicken and chorizo pasta recipe can be made in around 45 minutes, making ideal for a midweek meal or when you’re in a rush. Filling, tasty, and super easy to make, this authentic Spanish recipe serves 4-6 people. 

Spanish soft chorizo (chorizo fresco)

There are plenty of chorizo recipes out there (there’s actually 7 different types of Spanish Chorizo), for this chicken and chorizo pasta recipe, it’s best to use fresh chorizo sausage

This fresh, raw sausage is made from pork meat, pork fat, paprika, crushed red pepper, and garlic and requires cooking. Once cooked,  it releases a lot of the pork fat that’s infused withe the spices of the sausage and makes for a delicious oil base, especially when paired  with chicken and pasta.

When purchasing chicken, always aim to buy poultry that is sustainably sourced and is certified cruelty-free. 

a pan of chocken and chorizo cooks with some onions
Some chicken and chorizo pasta on a black plate

Equipment needed to make Spanish chicken and chorizo pasta

  • 1 large 12-inch (30cm) frying pan with deep sides at least 3 inches (7.5cm)

How to make chicken and chorizo pasta

  • Start by heating the oil in the fry pan on medium-high heat. Add the chunks of chorizo sausage and cook for around 5 minutes, or until the delicious chorizo oil starts to release from the sausage.
  • Turn down the heat to medium and add the red onion and chicken breast. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, grated tomatoes, smoked paprika, chili flakes, and a pinch of the  oregano. Stir well and let simmer for around 5 minutes. 
  • Next, add the sherry, chicken stock, half of the olives, and the pasta and mix well. Season to taste and cover. Let it simmer for around 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Check the pasta before removing from the heat.
  • To serve, garnish with some sliced black olives, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of oregano.
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Super Easy One Pot Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

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Chicken and chorizo pasta is one of those perfect combinations that always works so well in recipes. We’ve made quite a few recipes with chorizo sausage and pasta over the years and this one is our favorite. It’s a one-pot recipe and is ready in around 45 minutes flat!
Just like it says on the tin, this Super Easy One Pot Spanish Chicken and Chorizo Pasta recipe is perfect as a mid-week meal or ideal for a casual dinner party. As far as chicken and chorizo recipes go, it’s so easy that  it can be made while entertaining, and it keeps well frozen so it could also be made ahead of time and reheated!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, easy lunch, lunch, Main Course, one pot recipe, pasta
Cuisine Authentic Spanish recipe, Mediterranean, pasta, Spain, spanish
Servings 6 people
Calories 717 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 large 12-inch (30 cm) frying pan with deep sides at least 3 inches (7.5 cm)

Ingredients

  • 400 grams | 3 1/2 oz cubed chorizo.
  • 400 grams 3 1/2 oz cubed chicken breast.
  • 500 grams Fideo pasta or some spaghetti broken into inch-long pieces works perfectly
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 2 red onions sliced.
  • 4 large garlic cloves sliced.
  • 4 to matoes grated.
  • 200 ml | 3/4 cup chicken stock.
  • 60 ml 1/4 cup of Spanish dry sherry Fino or Amontillado are good options.
  • 4 tablespoons of black pitted olives sliced.
  • 1 tablespoon of dried chilli flakes.
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried oregano.
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika.
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning.

Instructions
 

  • Start by heating the oil in the fry pan on medium-high heat. Add the chunks of chorizo sausage and cook for around 5 minutes, or until the delicious chorizo oil starts to release from the sausage.
    400 grams | 3 1/2 oz cubed chorizo., 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Turn down the heat to medium and add the red onion and chicken breast. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
    400 grams 3 1/2 oz cubed chicken breast., 2 red onions
    a pan of chocken and chorizo cooks with some onions
  • Add the garlic, grated tomatoes, smoked paprika, chili flakes, and a pinch of the oregano. Stir well and let simmer for around 5 minutes.
    4 large garlic cloves, 4 to matoes, 1 tablespoon of dried chilli flakes., 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika., 1 teaspoon of fresh or dried oregano.
  • Next, add the sherry, chicken stock, half of the olives, and the pasta and mix well. Season to taste and cover. Let it simmer for around 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
    500 grams Fideo pasta, 200 ml | 3/4 cup chicken stock., 60 ml 1/4 cup of Spanish dry sherry, 4 tablespoons of black pitted olives sliced.
  • Check the pasta before removing from the heat.
  • To serve, garnish with some sliced black olives, a drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of oregano.
    Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning.

Nutrition

Serving: 150gCalories: 717kcalCarbohydrates: 55.5gProtein: 41.2gFat: 35.1gSaturated Fat: 10.6gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 1058mgPotassium: 953mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 4gCalcium: 50mgIron: 5mg
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