Hearty Chicken and Chorizo Broth

I watched James Martin make this hearty chicken and chorizo broth on his programme Home Comforts and I knew I had to try it!  There’s something comforting about a warm bowl of broth on a cold day; it nourishes the soul.  This spicy broth is deliciously wholesome; it’s a recipe that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.



4 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

125g chorizo ‘picante’, outer membrane removed, finely chopped

6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, roughly chopped

800ml chicken stock

150ml double cream

50g butter

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped

2 x 400g cans flageolet beans, drained and rinsed

½ tsp smoked hot paprika

1 small bunch fresh flat leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat 2tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion and chorizo and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and fry for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Now add the garlic, rosemary, smoked paprika and beans.  Stir well to combine ingredients.
  • Pour in the cream and stock, add the butter and stir until the butter has melted, then bring the mixture to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Ladle the broth into bowls and serve with homemade bread.


Nothing beats the chilly weather like a steaming bowl of chicken and chorizo broth.  It is nutritious, filling and packed with flavour.

Keep smiling 🙂



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56 Responses to Hearty Chicken and Chorizo Broth

  1. Would haricot beans be an acceptable sub for the flageolet beans? My wife has all kinds of love for chorizo, so this needs to be made!

  2. Katie Davies says:

    This recipe looks so tasty I deafly going to have to try it I absolutely love chorizo

  3. nom nom nom, chicken and chorizo together is a fab combo!

  4. This sounds amazing and looks just as yummy x

  5. I don’t eat meat any more, but one of the things I really miss is chorizo. You just can’t get any alternative that matches it.

  6. Shareen HD says:

    I’m going to try and make this without the chorizo and maybe with some extra beans or something in it! Looks lovely and creamy x

  7. Wow this looks amazing! I’m a massive fan of soup, and this recipe looks so filling and hearty. Looks delicious!

  8. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh wow this is making my mouth water – what a delicious looking broth <3 x

  9. This is definitely what I need right now with all this chilly weather!!

  10. Papatia says:

    What can I use to substitute the chorizo broth? 🙂

  11. Mandi says:

    This looks delicious, and will definitely be on the menu in the Morrison household very shortly

  12. Ooh this looks delicious, I might try this without the chorizo x

  13. tara pittman says:

    Soup and bread are perfect for cold winter days. My husband would love this soup.

  14. Tara | C&CO. says:

    I love soup and bread – timeless! I don’t eat meat though, I wonder if I could add in some veggie alternatives..

  15. This is making me so hungry. Looks so yummy.

  16. laura447 says:

    I love a good broth, especially at this time of year. This is a brilliant recipe featuring one of my favourite ingredients, Chorizo.

    Laura x

  17. oh my this looks and sounds totally amazing

  18. Idaintyit says:

    looks like a very yummy recipe, thanks for sharing

  19. Tori Gabriel says:

    This sounds beautiful. I love how it’s not “put it in the liquidiser”. I need to try this one. It sounds delicious. Pinning for later. X

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    That looks really hearty and delicious! I love a good soup and it’s perfect for the cold weather too. I bet it’s packed with so much flavor! I’d love to give this a try!

  21. Le Coin de Mel says:

    Chorizo and chicken are a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. When can I come for tea?

  22. Such a delightful meal! Looks yummy!

  23. Chicken and Chorizo really looks yummy. This is such an awesome recipe 🙂 My family will surely love this. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Elizabeth says:

    This is my kind of soup recipe! Packed full of flavour!

  25. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Luckily I can recreate this with Quorn chicken & Chorizo so I can make a delicious quorn version yum yum!

  26. That looks really good. I’ve never tried chorizo broth before but I’d like to.

  27. Making soup today myself and might try this one next time without the chorizo though.

  28. Rachel says:

    Oh Claire you have me wanting to try this now, though I would leave the beans out ha x

  29. kacielmorgan says:

    This looks so tasty – I can see why you wanted to try it after seeing James Martin cook it on TV!

  30. Katarzyna says:

    This looks delicious – such a vibrant colors! I bet it tastes amazing too 🙂

  31. i really only get cold weather here in Southern California when it rains but i would love to eat this when the weather get wet. it sounds warm and delicious

  32. leeshastarr says:

    Sounds and looks delicious! It looks so easy to make too. I’ll have to give it a go

  33. I had to look up what chorizo was lol This recipe sounds delicious! I really love hearty meals!

  34. Esme Sy says:

    The soup looks so yummy. I love Chorizo and I am sure it made the soup tastier.

  35. Life as Mum says:

    This sounds and looks so delicious! Making me so hungry!

  36. Debbie Denny says:

    Now that is an awesome combination. Looks so good and I have to try it.

  37. It is the perfect soup for the cold weather. Love your photos.

  38. Definetely good to do it on a cold day and stay at home. Looks amazing!

  39. Ayesha Heart says:

    Looks so delish 🙂 Yum!
    I’ll show this to my aunt as she loves dishes like this <3
    Thank youuu

  40. Amy Jones says:

    This looks absolutely delicious just like the ones my grandmother use to make, This is the perfect combination for any recipe!

  41. Donah @ SweetJellyBean says:

    This looks absolutely delicious and perfect winter food! Will try this over the weekend since the temp is dropping again hehe

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