Stews are a wonderful winter meal and this one is packed with
winter vegetables and uses our favourite flavour giver – chorizo. It’s also a one-pot dish meaning less work and clean-up for the cook – so it’s a winner all round!
I used broccoli, but cauliflower or any other green such as spinach, chard or kale could be used.
As with many dishes such as this the quantities are flexible and if you need to feed more without breaking the budget just increase the amount of vegetables accordingly.
Chicken, Chorizo & Parsnip Stew
1 onion, sliced
2 chorizo sausages, sliced
500g boneless chicken thighs, chopped
2 parsnips, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 medium potatoes, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
a good handful of parsley, chopped
1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Place onion and a splash of oil in a large saucepan over a
medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until soft and translucent.
2 Add chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until chorizo starts to render its fat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes.
3 Stir in parsnips, carrots and potatoes. Pour over stock, place over a medium heat, cover and bring to simmering. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4 Add broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes longer or until cooked. Remove pan from heat, stir in parsley and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
So tell me, do you have a favourite winter stew?
Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Chicken: Mad Butcher – Hastings; Parsnips, carrots, onion, garlic, broccoli: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Potatoes: JJ’s Organics – Napier; Chorizo: Wild Game Salamis – Clive; Parsley: The Chef’s Garden @ Epicurean – Hastings; Olive oil: The Village Press –
Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: stock, salt, black pepper.
Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market each Sunday morning.
Happy cooking and eating.
Recipe by Rachel Blackmore
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