Easy Chorizo Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe (22-min)

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Does your bland old stir-fry need a makeover? This easy Chorizo Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe will add just the right flavours and be ready in 22 minutes!

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How to Make Easy Chorizo Chicken Stir-Fry

A detailed recipe with full quantities can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Step 1: The prep for this dish is critically important if you want to be done on time. Get the rice started immediately! Thinly slice your chicken and chop the chorizo into bite-sized pieces. Deseed the red pepper and chop into strips. Finely slice 1/2 a leek (I prefer on a diagonal…also known as a “bias cut”). Measure out all the other ingredients you’ll need.

Can I Use Frozen Vegetables?

Yes! This recipe is perfect for previously frozen kale, broccoli, peppers, or whatever veg you want to incorporate.

Step 2: First up are the meats! Heat the Tbsp of oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken strips and fry them (stirring regularly) for 3 minutes. Add the chorizo and cook it all together for an additional 2 minutes. The chicken should be a light golden color when done. Leaving as much of the meat oils as possible in your frying pan, remove the meats and set them aside.

Step 3: In the same frying pan add the red pepper and cook it for 2 min, stirring frequently.

Step 4: Now add the kale and leek pieces. Cook together for 2 min, stirring frequently, until the kale leaves start to wilt at the edges.

Step 5: Drizzle the soy sauce and red wine vinegar over your vegetables and then stir in the chorizo and chicken you set aside earlier. Be sure to thoroughly coat all the ingredients. Cook together for 3 more minutes.

Step 6: Your rice should be ready just as you finish up the stir-fry. Portion out a hearty serving of rice as a bed for your stir-fry. Add your chorizo chicken stir-fry on top and then garnish with a few leek slices and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

Easy Chorizo Chicken Stir Fry

Tweaks

We’ve got a full list of delightful tweaks to inspire your inner chef………

  • Udon Noodles: Need something more filling than rice? These thick and chewy noodles add a hearty texture to this dish.
  • Rice Variations: Substitute your white rice with quinoa, cauliflower rice, wholegrain rice, or brown rice for a different, healthier base.
  • More Heat: Sprinkle your helping of stir-fry with smoked paprika or chili flakes for added heat.
  • Other Vegetables: If the kale just doesn’t do it for you, try swaping it out with broccoli. You can also add a variety of veg such as mushrooms, carrots, sugar snap peas, courgette (zucchini), onions, and a rainbow of colored peppers.
  • Nuts & Seeds: Consider adding sesame seeds, toasted almonds, or cashews for a lovely textural crunch.
  • Fresh Herbs: Garnishing your chorizo chicken stir-fry with chopped cilantro or parsley will add a burst of freshness.
  • Sweeten It: Mix soy sauce with honey or brown sugar for a sweet-savory flavor profile.
  • Other Meats: If you already love the flavour but need another change, try adding shrimp to the meal. Or swap out the chicken for steak.
  • Tofu: Prefer a vegetarian option? Give firm tofu a try!
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Storage

Freeze it Again?

If you used raw (or blanched) frozen vegetables for this dish it’s okay to freeze it one more time. That’s because, generally, you can freeze food once raw and once again cooked.

Refrigerate: Your Chorizo Chicken Stir-fry can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Don’t forget to let it cool completely and then remove as much air as possible before refrigerating.

Freeze: You can freeze the stir-fry for up to 3 months. We’ve found it’s best to use heavy-duty freezer bags to prevent freezer burn. It’s best to freeze the rice and stir-fry separately.

Reheat: Regardless of using the microwave or rangetop instructions below, transfer the frozen stir-fry from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before you intend on using it (or before you leave for work in the morning).

Microwave

  1. Place the thawed stir-fry in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap, leaving a small vent for steam to escape.
  3. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring halfway through the heating time.
  4. Check the temperature of the chicken to ensure it is heated through before serving.

Rangetop

  1. Add a Tbsp of oil to a frying-pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the thawed stir-fry to the pan.
  3. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

WARNING

Always cook and reheat foods thoroughly. You can get a full breakdown of temperatures here.

FAQs

Can I Use Previously Frozen Vegetables for this Dish?

Definitely! It’s perfect for all previously frozen veg!

Chorizo Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe (22-Min)

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Course: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

7

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

22

minutes
Cook Mode

Keeps the screen of your device ON

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1 – Olive Oil

  • 100 g 100 – Chorizo (chopped)

  • 250 g 250 – Chicken Breast (sliced)

  • 80 g 80 – Baby Kale (rough chopped)

  • 1 1 – Red Pepper (deseeded, chopped)

  • 2 tbsp 2 – Soy Sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 – Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 1 – Leek (finely sliced)

  • 500 g 500 – White Rice

Directions

  • Prep
    Start the rice. Thinly slice chicken. Chop chorizo. Deseed and chop red pepper. Finely slice 1/2 a leek. Measure out all other ingredients.
  • Fry Meats
    Heat oil in frying pan over high heat. Add chicken and fry for 3 minutes. Add chorizo and cook for additional 2 minutes. Chicken should be light golden. Remove meats and set aside.
  • Cook Veg
    Add red pepper to pan. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently. Add kale and leeks. Cook for 2 min, stirring frequently, until leaves start to wilt at edges.
  • Add Sauces
    Drizzle soy sauce and red wine vinegar over vegetables. Stir in chorizo and chicken. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve Over Rice
    Serve stir-fry on a bed of rice. Garnish with finely chopped leeks for added flavour. Enjoy!

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