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Instant Pot Chicken and Chorizo Stew

A delicious and super easy dish made lovely by the chorizo
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish


  • Instant Pot


  • 2 chorizo sausages approx 150 g, cut lengthways and then again (so that you end up with four thinner sausageand then diced. I like using cooking chorizo (easy to buy in any supermarkebut feel free to use any
  • 50 ml red wine + a dash more
  • 2 onions cut in thin wedges
  • 1 or 2 red peppers sliced in long strips
  • 2 garlic cloves unpeeled (feel free to add more if you like garlic!)
  • 750 g potatoes peeled and quartered (if very big cut in biggish chunks), floury potatoes will work well, I used King Edward
  • 3 chunky chicken breasts frozen or fresh (or more if you have more, if you for example double the ingredients, don’t double the stock, chicken releases liquid as it cooks)
  • 150 ml water or stock

To serve

  • Spring onions or salad onions optional


  • Press the Sauté button followed by the Adjust button to adjust to More (if your Instant Pot doesn't have an Adjust button, press the Sauté button several times until it's set to More).
  • Add the chorizo and stir. After a minute or so add the red wine. Add the onions, red pepper and garlic after a couple of minutes and give them a good stir to coat in the chorizo juices.
  • Add the potatoes and stir well to mix and coat in the chorizo juices, keep sautéeing for a few minutes, stirring regularly. Scrape the bottom well with a wooden spoon and some water/stock/wine to deglaze (don't forget those Golden Rules!).
  • Place the chicken breasts on top of the potatoes, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add about 150 ml water (and a tablespoon of my vegetable stock paste if using), lock the lid in, make sure the steam release handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual / Pressure Cook, use the + and - buttons (or the dial) to programme 8 minutes, natural release, safe to leave on keep warm until you’re ready to eat. Enjoy!


* Terminology
Quick release means venting the steam as soon as the pressure cooking process finishes, i.e. moving the steam release handle from Sealing to Venting.
Natural release means letting the float valve pop back down of its own accord so, basically, you don’t need to do anything at the end and can keep your feet up. If it takes over 15 minutes, you're ok to release the rest of the steam (by turning the steam release handle to Venting) that may be left in order to unlock and open the lid. 
Keyword chorizo, Instant Pot, stew