Chicken with peppers, chorizo and chilli

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By: James Martin

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.16 / 5 (106 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr 30 min

James Martin's chicken recipe with peppers, chorizo and chillies make a simple one pot meal that's packed with Spanish flavours


1. For the chicken: Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Place the peppers and chorizo in a large casserole dish or roasting tin and put the chicken on top. Pour the wine over it, then drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

2. Cover with a lid or foil and cook for 1 hour then remove the foil or lid and cook for a further 30 minutes.

3. For the sauce: Place all the sauce ingredients into a bowl, mix well, then season with salt and pepper.

4. Pour the sauce over the chicken while it’s in the pot and take to the table to serve.

Recipe from Slow Cooking by James Martin, published by Quadrille. Photo © Tara Fisher.


For the chicken

  • 4 red peppers, deseeded and cut lengthways into eight strips
  • 350 g cooking chorizo, cut into 1cm slices
  • 1 chicken, approximately 1.5kg, giblets removed
  • 400 ml white wine
  • 40 ml olive oil

For the sauce

  • 2 or 3 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice only

Tips and suggestions

'Picante' cooking chorizo is the best type to look for, as it's full of flavour and spice

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Latest Comment


Very good

clementsci. clementsci.  Posted 09 Apr 2013 9:26 AM

Hi Robert, thanks for your comment - you're right, you need just 40ml oil so we have updated the recipe.

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 04 Feb 2013 1:04 PM

Does this recipe really call for 400 mls. of olive oil? That hardly seems possible, it would leave the peppers and chorizo swimming in oil and add over 3500 calories to the dish.

RobertC32504 RobertC32504  Posted 01 Feb 2013 8:48 PM