30-Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken With Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Chorizo Recipe

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Chickpeas, smoked paprika, chorizo, and chicken in a 30-minute pressure cooker stew. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Why It Works

  • A pressure cooker intensifies the flavors of smoky chorizo, smoked paprika, roasted tomatoes, and chickpeas as the chicken cooks.
  • Minimal ingredients and only a few steps make for an easy, one-pot, ready-in-under-an-hour meal packed with flavor.

The pressure cooker is an amazing device for making flavor-packed stews in very short order. In this version, canned chickpeas, roasted tomatoes, smoked paprika, and chorizo come together to form a flavorful base for fall-off-the-bone tender chicken legs. It all cooks in under half an hour start to finish.

Recipe Facts

4.6

(9)

Active: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

  • 8 ounces Spanish-style chorizo, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (such as Muir Glen)

  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into 8 serving pieces, or a mix of bone-in, skin-on breasts, drumsticks, and/or thighs

  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chorizo and cook, stirring, until just starting to crisp around the edges, about 2 minutes. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add paprika, chickpeas, tomatoes, chicken pieces, and broth. Season gently with salt and pepper.

  2. Seal pressure cooker and bring to high pressure. Cook for 15 minutes. Cool pressure cooker under a cold running tap (if using an electric cooker, use the quick release valve), and open. Return to high heat and cook, stirring gently, until it achieves a thick, stew-like consistency, about 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and serve, drizzling with more extra-virgin olive oil at the table.

Special equipment

Electric or stovetop pressure cooker (get our full review)

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
811 Calories
49g Fat
33g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 811
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 62%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 283mg 94%
Sodium 1922mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 65g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 1290mg 27%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)