Spanish stir-fry chicken recipe

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This simple chicken stir-fry is packed with flavour, and better still, it's ready in 15 minutes flat. Mix chicken with chorizo, red peppers and lemon juice

Spanish stir-fry chicken
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories354 Kcal18%
Sugar2.6 g3%
Fat25.9 g37%
Saturated Fat6.5 g33%
Salt0.4 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein25.8 g52%
Carbohydrates3.3 g1%
Salt0.4 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Chicken thighs, Romano red pepper, chorizo, and a handful of herbs make this Spanish stir-fry chicken recipe.

Ready in just three steps, this delicious meal takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook. The succulent, spicy chorizo and moist chunks of chicken pair perfectly together. Flavoured with sage leaves, thyme, lemon juice, and garlic.


  • 4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbsps olive oil
  • 1 romano red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 60g chorizo piece skinned, sliced into 10
  • About 8 sage leaves, chopped
  • A few fresh thyme sprigs or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Zest and juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • Crusty bread and salad leaves, to serve




  1. Slice the chicken into finger-width strips or chunks and season well while a wok or frying pan heats up. Add half the oil and brown the chicken all over for 5 minutes. Push the chicken to one side in the wok.
  2. Add the rest of the oil, red pepper, garlic, chorizo, sage and thyme, and fry for a few minutes. Add the lemon zest and juice.
  3. Stir well and heat through for a minute. Serve with bread and salad or green veg, if you like.

Top tips for making Spanish stir-fry chicken

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat thoroughly before serving. And keep in mind that it may be extra spicy the next day as the chorizo would have had time to infuse all other ingredients.

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