Flavour combo: Chicken and chorizo recipes

22 March 2017 | Schwartz

If ever there was a flavour pairing made in heaven it was chicken and chorizo. The just-right spiciness of Spanish chorizo adds a vibrant kick to chicken dishes, helping to bring out the subtle smoky flavour of a perfectly cooked chicken.

We've put together some of our favourite chicken and chorizo recipes, including quick and easy midweek meals and slow-cooked flavour sensations straight from the shores of the Mediterranean.

Cajun Jambalaya

Cajun Jambalaya

The spicy complexities of a good cajun chicken are just a wonder to taste. Now, thanks to our expertly-blended Cajun Seasoning, you can enjoy the fantastic flavour without the fuss. Jambalaya is a rich dish from sunny Louisiana, a medley of French and Spanish cuisine similar to paella. Simply toss all of the ingredients into one pan and let it slowly cook into a sweet and smoky speciality that will have the whole family asking for more.

Spanish Chicken Tray Bake

Spanish Chicken Tray Bake

If there was one ingredient to represent the cuisine of a nation, chorizo would surely top the list for Spain. The spicy sausage brings some zip to mellow chicken in this easy Mediterranean tray bake. Oregano and thyme work to bring out wonderfully layered flavours of Spanish restaurants by the sea and bustling street food markets, thanks to our expertly blended spice mix. Simply shake and bake - it couldn’t be simpler.

Warm Chorizo and Prawn Salad

Warm Chorizo and Prawn Salad

This hearty potato salad is ideal for the warmer months, with sweet peppers, tomatoes and garlic bringing a fresh, earthy taste to the wholesome dish. Throw in chicken and chorizo for that little extra oomph, elevating this warm salad from tasty side to glorious main. A generous drizzle of Herbes de Provence dressing breaks up the heavier ingredients perfectly, with a light balsamic zest and floral finish.

Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

Tomato and Chorizo Pasta

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. With just nine ingredients and 15 minutes needed to whip up this little delicacy, this pasta dish is sure to become your go-to midweek meal. A generous helping of paprika brings out the fantastic smoky flavours of chicken and chorizo, while sweet red pepper and tomatoes bring a fruity sweetness to the mix. Simply fry up all the ingredients and throw in the cooked pasta for an easy spicy treat.


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