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Warming Spanish Chicken Casserole

by Clare Mansell
Warming Spanish Chicken Casserole

Co-operative Electrical are currently running a competition giving bloggers the chance to win £750 to spend with coopelectricalshop.co.uk.  My recipe for the competition is inspired by my childhood summer holidays to Spain. It’s both a recipe that warms with its ingredients and warms with the memories of sandy beaches and long summer days.

So first of all the ingredients…


Ingredients :

2 tablespoons of olive oil
A knob of butter
6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
2 onions
400g carrots
4 celery sticks
1 tin of Canneleni beans (rinsed)
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons of tomato puree
1/2 pint of chicken stock
4 cloves of garlic
A pinch of Cayenne pepper
100g of chorizo (skin removed)
A splash of red wine (optional)



Heat the olive oil in a large casserole dish, when very hot add the chicken thighs and brown on both sides. Remove the thighs from the caserole and add a knob of butter, add chopped onions and allow to fry for a couple of minutes.

Add chopped celery, carrots and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes. Finally add remaining ingredients and return chicken thighs to the dish, bring to the boil and turn down to a low heat. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes covered.

I haven’t tried this in a slow cooker yet, but I would imagine it would work very well. Serve with crusty bread and a hearty glass of wine.


PS – If you want to see the less glamorous side of putting this blog post together. There is a photo here of me shooting the pics using our floor samples on our bedroom floor!


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Jen Walshaw February 20, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Oh I am putting this on the menu plan!

Charly Dove February 20, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I absolutely LOVE this Clare – it looks and sounds like it will just melt in the mouth. Fabulous stuff, must come to your blog more often! I will be going to have a look at the less glamorous side too but that’s just the photo geek in me 🙂

Michelle Ordever February 20, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Mmmm… sounds delicious! Have pinned this to cook one day!

I tried to look at your set up shots, but the Flickr is private for the album! I know the things I get up to when photographing things for my blog so it’s interesting to see someone else too!!

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Clare Mansell February 20, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Michelle, thank you so much for letting me know about the privacy setting on the photo, I have corrected it now!

Mellissa Williams February 20, 2014 - 7:01 pm

this looks very tasty, good luck!
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Mummy of Two February 20, 2014 - 7:13 pm

This looks delicious and your photos are so inviting!

You Baby Me Mummy February 20, 2014 - 7:34 pm

Good luck with the competition. This looks very scrummy x

JO BRYAN February 20, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Ooh looks so tasty, nice simple recipe.Plus one of my fave ingredients, chorizo.

laura redburn February 20, 2014 - 7:56 pm

so hungry right now and this isn’t helping, haha. looks delicious!

Mums do travel February 20, 2014 - 7:58 pm

This sounds great and very easy to make – I’ll show it to my husband as he’s the meat cook in our house!

Hannah Staveley February 20, 2014 - 8:04 pm

My hubby would love this he is crazy on chicken .x

Jenny February 20, 2014 - 8:41 pm

That looks amazing and I really want to make it! Pinned xx

Kate Thompson February 20, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Looks yummy. I wondered what the round red things were to start with then realised they are the chorizos!

Michelle Ashmore February 20, 2014 - 8:59 pm

The casserole looks delicious, as does that bread!

VaiChin @Rambling Through Parenthood February 20, 2014 - 9:22 pm

I have never seen celery look so pretty 🙂 The casserole looks yummy too.

Priya February 20, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Delicious, we love making this in the slow cooker, I add paprika and bay leaves to mine.

AMummyToo February 20, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Goodness, that looks REALLY appealing. Your photography is beautiful. Pinned and if you’d like to join in with #recipeoftheweek on my blog, please do. x

Clare Mansell February 20, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Had forgotten about your linky, but will definitely join now!

Gude @HodgePodgeCraft February 20, 2014 - 10:06 pm

YUM-TASTIC (and lovely lovely pics)!

Damson Lane February 20, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Your food photography is fantastic – I love the way you have styled celery! Any recipe including chorizo gets my vote x

Healthier Mummy February 20, 2014 - 10:58 pm

That looks so tasty. And great pictures too. We love chicken, chorizo and beans so I’m going to try your recipe this weekend.

Annie at UK Parenting February 20, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Delicious – we are big fans of Spanish flavours in this house so I’m bookmarking this for next weeks shopping list!

Charlotte February 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm

Beautiful photos, love the post x

Nancy February 21, 2014 - 12:14 am

Yummy… Now Clare tell me if you always organize your celery in concentric circles before you put it in the pot. I know that I do except my crazy family hate celery! And onions. I think this looks great.

Sylvia F. February 21, 2014 - 10:56 am

Yum! Looks like super comfor food, much needed lately!

Angela Spicer February 21, 2014 - 10:59 am

That looks lovely, perfect for a winter’s evening

Lori | Wild and Grizzly February 21, 2014 - 10:13 pm

This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it and the photos are lovely x

the running hare February 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Lovely photos and recipe sounds delish ( except I’m a vegetarian!)

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily February 22, 2014 - 10:59 am

Your foodie photos are brilliant – the celery pic is fab x

Kate Williams February 22, 2014 - 7:44 pm

Pinned, that looks gorgeous! Feel free to add it to Tuesday Tutorials over on my blog, love sharing yummy recipes 🙂

Sarah Barnes February 23, 2014 - 9:12 pm

This looks totally delicious Clare, amazing photos too. I can almost smell the smokey chorizo.. Love it. Ace photo of you taking the photo too 🙂

Jaime Oliver February 23, 2014 - 11:16 pm

that looks delicious 🙂

Catherine Pritchard February 24, 2014 - 7:13 am

we’ll be trying this recipe during the week. Looks so good! I cooked Georgian chicken with walnut sauce and hot grated beetroot salad this weekend. recipe in the Telegraph and online too.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/10628441/Georgian-chicken-with-walnut-sauce-and-hot-grated-beetroot-recipe.html
I’ve never eaten a similar meal. It was so good!!!!
Love your photos

Zena Goldman February 24, 2014 - 6:46 pm

This looks right up our street. Something the whole family is going to love

Sophie at Franglaise Cooking March 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm

This looks like a fab dish and I think it would work out great in the slow cooker. I love your photos too 🙂
Popping over very late from #recipeoftheweek

AMummyToo March 1, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Wow – not only does that look delicious, you clearly have some SERIOUS photography skills. Subscribing to your blog immediately. Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek 🙂 I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. Hope you join in x

Clare Mansell March 1, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Thank you for that lovely comment, it’s really appreciated.


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