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One Pan Chicken with Chorizo & Veggies

This one pan chicken and chorizo with vegetables cooked in a tomato basil sauce makes an easy, hearty and full flavoured dinner that the whole family will love. Gluten Free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly.

I do love my one pan dinners, this chicken and chorizo dish is a favourite in my house as it ticks all the boxes. This recipe is easy to make, you only need one pan to cook it, it has loads of flavour and is healthy!

The chicken is tender and succulent while the smoky flavours from the chorizo gives this easy dinner a great depth of flavour.

This healthy meal is chock full of veggies and simmered in a delicious homemade tomato, basil and red pepper sauce.

I have to admit this isn’t my recipe……..my husband came up with this recipe when looking for ways to use up the copious jars of tomato and basil sauce we had in the freezer.

We had a bumper summer for tomatoes as it was so long and hot hence we have a lot of homemade sauce to get through….which isn’t a bad thing!

Close up vertical photo of chicken and chorizo with veggies

Additional recipes notes for making this Chicken and Chorizo dish

  1. I have used chicken thigh cutlets in this recipe, these work well in this recipe as they remain tender and moist after being cooked slowly, chicken breasts could also be used but thigh cutlets are preferable.
  2. I have used Tuscan kale in this recipe, this is the very dark green kale (we have lots in the garden). This can be replaced with any kale or spinach leaves.
  3. If you are following a Whole30 or Paleo diet then look for a good quality chorizo sausage from your local butcher.
  4. I have used fish sauce in this recipe, this isn’t traditionally used in a Mediterranean style dish but it really helps give the dish a good depth of flavour with a unami hit. If you are following a Whole30 or Paleo diet then look for a fish sauce without any sugar or additives.
  5. This chicken and chorizo dinner makes great easy and tasty leftovers. It can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days

What should I serve with this Chicken and Chorizo main?

This dish can easily be eaten as a stand alone meal. It also goes well with a simple side salad of mixed greens, rice or cauliflower rice if you are Paleo, Whole30 Keto or just looking for a low carb option. If you are not gluten free then some crusty sourdough would also work well or couscous.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Have a lovely week!


If you are looking for other chicken recipes you may like to try:

Thai Chicken Skewers

Spanish Chicken Stew

Chicken Mango Salad

Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Thyme

Chicken, Asparagus and Avocado Salad with Lemon Cashew Dressing

To pin for later:

Chicken and Chrozio Pinterest Image


One Pan Chicken, Chorizo & Veggies

One Pan Chicken, Chorizo & Veggies

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy to make one pan chicken. Spanish style chicken, chorizo and veggies in a tomato and basil sauce. Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30.


Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper or capsicum, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/8th tspn black pepper

Chicken, Chorizo and Veggies

  • Chicken thigh cutlets boneless and skinless 400gm/14oz
  • Chorizo sausage, diced 100gm/3.5oz
  • 1 Tbspn olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Tbspn fish sauce
  • 1 cup eggplant, cut into cubes (approx 1/2 eggplant)
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup tuscan kale or spinach, chopped and stems removed
  • 2 Tbpsn fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. First make the tomato and basil sauce. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or pan. Make sure you have a lid available to cover it tightly later.
  3. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and saute for 1-2 minutes until they are translucent. Add the diced chicken and chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly browned, turning regularly.
  4. Add the tomato and basil sauce and the fish sauce to the pan. Put the lid on the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce is gently bubbling.
  5. Take the lid off the pan and let everything simmer on a medium low heat for 10 minutes, the liquid should reduce.
  6. Add the chopped eggplant into the pan, place the lid back on and cook for 10 minutes until the eggplant is soft.
  7. Add the chopped broccoli and cook for 5 minutes, then add in the chopped kale and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired.
  9. Serve piping hot with rice, cauliflower rice or crusty bread. Top with freshly torn basil.


See additional recipe notes in post.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 238 Total Fat 9g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 80mg Sodium 715mg Carbohydrates 15g Sugar 6g Protein 25g
This nutritional information is an estimate only and is provided as a courtesy to readers. It was auto-generated based on serving size, number of servings, and typical information for the ingredients listed in the recipe card. Please feel free to use your preferred nutrition calculator. Please consult your doctor about any specific dietary requirements.

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  • Reply
    Renee D Kohley
    May 28, 2019 at 9:33 am Love all those beautiful veggies - my girls would eat this right up and it will be such a nice change up for dinner! Thanks!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm Thanks Renee!
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    Raia Todd
    May 28, 2019 at 10:29 am I loooove one-pan meals! And this one certainly sounds delicious with all those veggies in there! :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm Thank you Raia :)
  • Reply
    Tessa Simpson
    May 29, 2019 at 9:32 am A serious celebration of summer! So many of my favorite ingredients in one place!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 29, 2019 at 6:55 pm Thanks Tessa, me too, is a great easy way to enjoy them all!
  • Reply
    May 29, 2019 at 1:36 pm Just give me all of the things with chorizo please!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 29, 2019 at 6:55 pm Chorizo is the best isn't it? :)
  • Reply
    Joni Gomes
    May 30, 2019 at 2:39 am Chorizo adds so much flavor to any dish! Love this recipe and it's so pretty too!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm Thanks Joni!
  • Reply
    May 30, 2019 at 7:21 am One pan meals are the best, and even better when chorizo is involved. This sounds so healthy and flavorful
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm Thanks Jean :)
  • Reply
    June 1, 2019 at 3:01 am I love the ease of one pan meal and this one is loaded with healthy veggies and that chorizo adds so much flavor to the chicken & veggies!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm Thanks Stacey, yes for sure chorizo always adds a great depth of flavour!
  • Reply
    June 1, 2019 at 4:08 am This already sounded so good but then you add the fish sauce (and you don't hold back!) and now I have to try it!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm Haha I'm a fish sauce fan too.The fish sauce is optional but really gives it a great salty/savoury hit - I hope you enjoy it!
  • Reply
    June 1, 2019 at 4:32 am I love that this can be made in one pan, and the chorizo gives it the best flavor!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm Thanks Annemarie :)
  • Reply
    June 1, 2019 at 6:12 pm I am amazed how great mixture you put together here. This chicken was so good one would not believe
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm Thanks so much Zuzana, Im so glad you enjoyed it :)
  • Reply
    June 2, 2019 at 4:04 am Looks delicious and easy! Can't wait to try
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm Thanks Jen!
  • Reply
    June 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm Wow! Love one pan meals and I can taste all the yummy flavor from here.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      June 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm Thanks Chih Yu! :)

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