This is a great one-pot wonder. Bang it all together and all you need is one large pot and one gas ring! There’s minimal washing up too...

Serves 4
4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
2 cooked chorizo sausages, chopped
1 chopped onion
4 chopped cloves garlic
½ glass red wine
2 tins chopped tomatoes
2 tins butter beans or cannellini beans
Tablespoon sugar
Splash or a tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper
½ teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika is great if you can find it, but use slightly less as it’s quite fiery)
½ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
2 tablespoon chopped rosemary
Zest of one lemon
Chopped parsley to garnish

Heat up a large casserole dish and add a drizzle of olive oil.

Throw in the chopped garlic, onion and rosemary. Sauté the onions for a couple of minutes then add the chopped chorizo sausage. Cook and stir for two minutes.

Add in the chicken, placing it skin down on the sizzle to brown the skin. Cook for another five minutes, stirring once halfway to turn the chicken.

Then add the beans, tinned tomato, red wine, vinegar and paprika.  If you like it spicy, add in the cayenne now.

Stir around and add the sugar, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

Reduce the heat and allow to simmer on a low heat for a good two hours, low and slow, giving it the occasional stir.

Turn off the heat and let it rest for another 10 minutes before serving. Grate on some lemon zest just before you dish up. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on each serving.

Great with thick cut bread; a cheap and cheerful dish with lots of flavour!

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Written by Lewis Harrison-Pinder — September 05, 2012