Simple Chicken Chilli & Chorizo

This is fast, tasty, cheap and easy to make. Chicken mince with lots of tomatoes. More Paleo or Primal? Simply use some chili bacon bits instead of spicy chorizo.


The recipe is very simple much like my Green Bean Bolognese.

Slap a tin of roma tomatoes in a heating pan and pile about 400-500 grams of lean chicken mince on top. Break the mince up with the tomato till you get this into a rough sauce mixture. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of Massel chicken stock, about 20ml of Tamari wheat free soy, a couple of teaspoons of dry oregano, 2 chopped tomatoes and about 1/4 cup of white or red wine. Red works better in this i think and also adds some colour since the chicken mince is nothing like beef and can look somewhat uninviting. A knob of butter always makes the flavour great when cooking with tomato and wine; your call. Because i didn’t use oil to fry the mince first and dry it out somewhat, i got a fair amount of moisture in this dish straight up which you would expect. Just simmer this off for about 20 minutes or so and the flavours from the stock, tomato, wine and oregano will rise well. Not too far. If you like strong flavour, throw a tablespoon of crushed garlic in early on as well. With about 10 minutes to go add some Peri Peri for heat – taste test. Use something less processed if you like, but i wasn’t fussy about this.

NOTE: I didn’t add onions but you could at the start. If you want to avoid frying them in oil to keep the calories down – chop finely, nuke 2 mins and slap them into the mince mixture early on with that garlic if you like.

I served this with a spoon and thinly cut cucumber and carrots to eat on the side – this works well with some heat. Sprinkle with cut tomato and chorizo – or use fried bacon pieces. This served two people more than well with about 450-500 calories for the moderate sized dish you see below served with the chorizo.


Good eating!



About deanco

I run several businesses with my wife, who i love dearly. We commute around Australia and New Zealand for work. I enjoy design, wine, cooking, fitness, electronics.. and adore our 15 year old beagle.
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2 Responses to Simple Chicken Chilli & Chorizo

  1. kellygetthin says:

    Wish I could have this right now. Looks amazing!

  2. deanco says:

    Thanks 🙂 – it’s a nice one alright for something so simple.

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