Basque Chicken with chorizo and a Coles voucher giveaway

Basque style chicken and chorizo recipe

This post is brought to you by Oliving by Hans and Marmot Inc.

Raffles has a thing for Spanish food.  We think it comes in part from a deep and abiding love he has for his former pre-school teacher, a delightful Spanish Senorita, combined with an early epicurean jaunt to the glorious Spanish seaside town of San Sebastian, where we gorged ourselves on Pinxos and the best of Basque cuisine.

Admittedly Raffles’ food consumption at the time was indirect as he was only five-months and still noshing exclusively on his mama’s milk, flavoured though it was with a little chorizo which, incidentally, is still one of his favourite things.

As is any kind of deli meat really. So, when Oliving by Hans asked us if we’d like to sample their new range of healthier choice smallgoods, Raffles quickly volunteered his services.

Sadly, Raffles had to skip the launch as it was held at Sydney’s Shirt Bar which, as one might suspect from the name, is a bar. With some shirts. But, as I couldn’t score him fake ID in time… he had to stay at home sulking. Instead, my fellow bloggers and I watched superstar food vlogger (a video blogger to the uninitiated), Jason, from the Simple Cooking Channel slavishly prepare our dinner while we swanned about consuming fluoro cocktails and being fabulous. Until we were sent on our (quite) merry way with a goodie bag full of Oliving by Hans products.

You can check out Jason do his thing here…

Of course, we were also there to find out about the product. And it is good. A first in the Australian market for smallgoods, Oliving by Hans is inspired by the Mediterranean diet. A nutritional model based on the traditional dietary patterns of Southern Italy, Greece and Spain, it is characterised by high daily quantities of olive oil and associated with reduced incidences of heart disease and cancer.

Oliving by Hans lower fat healthier choice small goods

While the products are made using the highest quality meats following traditional recipes and techniques,The Oliving by Hans range replaces some of the usual high-saturated animal fats with olive oil, resulting in a product that’s lower in fat and better for you – something that appeals greatly to this mum. But the only thing Raffles is concerned about is the taste…

Oliving by Hans CHorizo

Which I suggested may be better after he opens the plastic packaging, which is neither low fat, healthy or, I’m guessing, edible.

So over the following few days we worked our way steadily (and for steadily read: gutsed at speed) through samples of  kransky, chorizo, rindless pan-sized bacon, turkey breast, Hungarian salami, peperilli and even twiggy sticks, which are swiftly opened and devoured by my little carnivores.  It is alleged that they’re “really good” but given that I didn’t get any, I can neither confirm nor deny this rumour.

Raffles whips up a breakfast omelette with the Hungarian Salami, spinach and cheese which I do get to try. It is lovely. Especially the part about me not having to cook… or wash up, as he volunteers to do that too. Wads of the turkey breast goes to school on wraps with camembert, English spinach and rocket and the Pepperito, which has a great texture and is packed full of flavour, makes for a delectable Monday night pizza. So far, so tasty!

Breakfast lunch and dinner made with Oliving by Hans products

But it is the Oliving by Hans Chorizo that has really inflamed Raffles’ culinary curiosity so we’ve decided to go back to Spain for a little recipe inspiration and our take on Basque chicken with chorizo. And this time our little foodie is able to enjoy a taste of San Sebastian for himself… sans boob.

The chorizo stays beautifully moist during the braising and imparts a fantastic smokiness throughout the resulting dish which, like the entire Oliving by Hans range, is a big hit with everyone in our family.

But you don’t have to take our word for it because the lovely folk at Oliving by Hans have given us four $30 Coles vouchers to give away so you can try it for yourself.

For your chance to win one of four $30 Coles vouchers, just leave a comment below telling me what you would make using Oliving by Hans products.  Entries close 8.00pm October 30th, 2014. See below for Terms & Conditions.** COMPETITION NOW CLOSED** Winners are Lisa Jansen, Vasi Damianos, Nic Tesla and Agnes Nielsen.

The Oliving by Hans range is currently available in Coles and IGA and is set to be in Woolworths later this month.

The Recipe

Basque Chicken With Chorizo recipe

Basque Chicken with Oliving by Hans Chorizo

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 Hans Oliving chorizo, cut into thick slices
4 chicken marylands
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 small red onion thinly sliced
1 tspn smoked paprika
1 bay leaf
Two sprigs of thyme
½ cup white wine
½ cup pureed canned tomato
½ cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 red capsicum sliced in strips
1 can of cannellini beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained
1 tbs chopped parsley
1 cup chicken stock
10 Sage leaves
Crusty French bread, for serving

Method:

  1. Pre heat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a casserole dish, add 2 tbs olive oil and Oliving by Hans Chorizo and fry over a medium heat until lightly browned.
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving oil, and set aside.
  4. Season chicken marylands with a little sea salt and brown in the chorizo oil before setting aside.
  5. Add onion, garlic, smoked paprika, bay leaf and thyme to oil and soften.
  6. Add white wine and reduce by half.
  7. Add chopped cherry tomatoes and tomato puree and simmer for about five minutes.
  8. Place chicken and chorizo back in casserole with the capsicum, parsley and cannellini beans.
  9. Add chicken stock and place in oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  10. Heat remaining oil and quickly fry sage leaves until crisp. Remove and set aside
  11. Once cooked allow casserole to rest for fifteen minutes and serve topped with crispy sage leaves and crusty bread.

Giveaway Terms & Conditions: This competition is open to Australian residents only. Prize includes 4 x $30 Coles vouchers. Total Prize pool valued at AU$120. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. Giveaway opens on Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 7am and closes on 30th October 2014 at 8pm, AEST. The winners will be announced on the blog and contacted by email on 1st , please leave a valid email address. This is a game of skill, not chance. The four winners will be selected on the basis of creativity and originality. The judge’s decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into. Boy Eats World takes no responsibility for prizes lost in transit.

63 Comments on Basque Chicken with chorizo and a Coles voucher giveaway

  1. hugzillablog
    October 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Love it. All of it! Though I was particularly tickled by the idea of little Raff crashing the party with those angelic little ringlets and a fake ID. Great post!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank lovely. Just keep your eye out for a short blonde acting dodgy at future events…

      Reply
  2. Karen Gould
    October 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

    After seeing the picture of that pizza I don’t think I would dream of making anything else! Yum!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Can’t really go wrong with Pizza 🙂

      Reply
  3. Lisa
    October 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Small goods are a very important part of my 6 year old child’s diet. I don’t think that she would be able to survive without salami sticks! The first thing I would make with the Oliving Hungarian salami are sandwiches for her lunch EVERY FREAKING DAY!

    Then I might throw together my easy peasy frittata which uses ham, some salami (I know, not AGAIN) two minute noodles (prepared without the flavour sachet), onion, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, red capsicum, diced fresh tomato, 6 eggs, basil, oregano (and whatever other herbs I have on standby) and the 2 minute noodle flavour sachet (I usually use chicken) and a handful of cheese. Fry the onion and garlic (I do this in a frying pan I can put in the oven) mix all of the other ingredients together and add to the frying pan. Stick it in a pre heated oven (about 180) for about 20 minutes. Easiest dinner EVER. Also really nice cold for lunch the next day. I often take it on picnics. You don’t have to add salami, you can put whatever other vegies you like in, it’s nice with chicken instead of the ham. A very versatile recipe.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm (2 years ago)

      You should definitely try the Oliving products then. Makes daily deli meat intake a much healthier option. Your recipe sounds fab. MIght have to try that one myself.

      Reply
  4. yinyangmother
    October 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm (2 years ago)

    That looks yum – I’ve been getting into making tapas lately, from stuffed mushrooms to wickedly buttery rosemary potatoes. I’d use chorizo and saute in good olive oil with garlic, leek and fennel and serve as a little tapas dish. I’ve done it before and it’s yum.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm (2 years ago)

      Sound fabulous lovely! 🙂

      Reply
  5. yinyangmother
    October 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Forgot to add that Raffles just keeps getting more talented (and possibly more cheeky too)!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes to both of those! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Eliza
    October 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I would use the chorizo to make a side dish of spicy chorizo and white beans with sage and roasted garlic and serve with a basic white fish or roasted chicken. Yum yum!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

      Ooh, sounds delish. I’m on my way 🙂

      Reply
  7. Helen Hung (@helarious_)
    October 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice recipe! I’ve literally just cooked some spag bol using this chorizo too for lunch tomorrow 😀

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Helen. Love a chorizo pasta here too. 🙂

      Reply
  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    October 15, 2014 at 10:22 am (2 years ago)

    How timely! Tomorrow I will be in Spain and I’m so excited about it. Your recipe has really put me in the mood for it 😀

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Lucky you. Can’t wait to read all about it! 🙂

      Reply
  9. Amanda Kendle (@amandakendle)
    October 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    My Mr4 would be all over the pizza thing. The more deli meats the better as far as he’s concerned. (As much as I’m trying, his culinary expertise doesn’t extend much beyond adding pizza toppings yet, although he can crack a mean egg.)

    Reply
    • Kate
      October 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

      The pizza was my favourite too!

      Reply
      • BOYEATSWORLD
        October 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

        Can’t really go past a pizza.

    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s a great start Amanda!

      Reply
  10. Cindy @Your Kids OT
    October 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh yum! We love chorizo here too! Hope to add this to my repertoire. thanks.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Cindy. It was pretty yum!

      Reply
  11. Mr Eatsworld
    October 16, 2014 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

    Raffles is getting very good at whipping up omelettes, but how come I didn’t get any salami sticks??

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Because he ate them all before we could get near them… need a lock on the fridge!

      Reply
  12. Michelle V
    October 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    With the Oliving products, I’d hope to create
    A spin on a dish to get cleaned off the plate
    A cauliflower soup with Oliving bacon bits that are fried
    And some Oliving Chorizo & cheese rolls served on the side!
    A lovely, hearty dish that my whole family will adore
    And so tasty that they’ll keep coming back for more!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Michelle, that’s fab! 🙂

      Reply
  13. Vas
    October 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Great blog! Funny & delicious !
    We LOVE Spanish cuisine! I am thinking of chorizo in a flavour packed paella ….. No no wait …a chorizo and prawn pasta YEAH! …….or maybe just a plain ol’ salami pizza …..
    Got us drooling here!!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Vas. They all sound good. Can I come over? 😉

      Reply
  14. Agnes Nielsen
    October 17, 2014 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

    As a daughter of a German butcher, I am all about smallgoods. So many things to make but I think I would just go simple with a slice of butter ryebread. The chorizo I would panfry with some prawns and cherry tomatoes and toss over spagettis with a bit rockets mixed it. Perfect!

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm (2 years ago)

      I guess that makes you the expert! And that pasta sounds fab!

      Reply
  15. Karina Lee
    October 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    A meat lovers pizza with BBQ sauce!! Even the husband would approve of this recipe.

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Mine too. He loves a meaty pizza. 🙂

      Reply
  16. Linda
    October 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm (2 years ago)

    We had a student (learning English) from Basque..who happened to be a really good traditional cook. She cooked a basque chicken dish with Chorizo too. So it will be very interesting to compare the difference. (if there is one)

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

      I hope you’ll make our recipe and let us know.

      Reply
  17. Deborah
    October 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh… love chorizo. I have a recipe that involves diced chicken – cooked with onion, garlic and some tomatoes and then chorizo added near the end along with some tinned tomatoes (or pasta sauce etc). Serve with pasta. (Or GF pasta if you’re me. Good thing Hans’ products are GF!)

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Sounds delicious! Love a Chorizo pasta

      Reply
  18. Nitisha
    October 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Every time I see all these delicious food and ideas, I have bad cravings with is not good for me at the moment! Losing weight is so hard and eating for me is comfort! Love the recipe. I wish I could download food online haha!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

      I’d explode if I could download food. LOL

      Reply
  19. DIY Mum from Pin Worthy Parties
    October 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm (2 years ago)

    It all looks wonderfully tasty. I would probably make a pizza with a bit of everything. Chorizzo, salami, ham, olives, capsicum, red onion, mushrooms, three different cheeses and a serve with a glass of good wine.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Sounds delicious as does a nice glass of vino

      Reply
  20. Have A Laugh On Me
    October 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Apart from making my meat-eating husband VERY happy I would get the kids to make a pizza with cheese and bacon bits and I’d try my hardest to get them to put some Kranksy on it as well. I want to try and expand and extent their taste buds even though I know I’m pushing ‘it’ up hill at times, you can only try right? x

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Absolutely. It’s all about persevering! And getting the kids to make it is the best way to get them to eat something. They’ll never admit their own cooking is no good 😉

      Reply
  21. Fong Truong
    October 21, 2014 at 3:23 am (2 years ago)

    A prawn and chorizo pizza you can’t go wrong with that. The flavours and combination work well together and a bit of rocket on top to top it all off.

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Prawn and chorizo are a great combo. 🙂

      Reply
  22. Amanda @ Cooker and a Looker
    October 21, 2014 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    Aleney this looks DIVINE. Seriously seriously yummy. It’s miserable and rainy here and now I’m contemplating ditching the meal plan and swapping this in. No chicken marylands, but I do have chicken thighs. Dinner is decided!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Amanda, It’s such a perfect dish for a rainy day and chicken thighs would work just fine. 🙂

      Reply
  23. Soni P.
    October 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d make my yummy Creamy Bacon and Avocado Pasta – you just cook up bacon, avocado, onion, light cream and cheese together and pour it over cooked pasta. So easy and so delicious! If you don’t like avocado you could substitute broccoli, tomatoes or peas.

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

      I love avocado – This sounds fantastic.

      Reply
  24. Nic Tesla
    October 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d use the sliced chicken breast to make a lovely Thai salad, by chopping up the chicken and tossing with coriander, tomato, spring onion and avocado and dressing with a chilli-lime vinaigrette.

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Sounds fantastic Nic. Yum 🙂

      Reply
  25. Sonya
    October 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve spent a lot of time in Spain so I’d make a Spanish Paella with chorizo. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m drooling too Sonya. Paella is a huge favourite at Casa East World

      Reply
  26. NewLifeOnTheRoad (@NewLifeOnRoad)
    October 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I so would get my boys to make a Pizza with the Oliving by Hans products cause they all love Pizza and I know they will eat it without a fuss, and then I would ask them to wash up!
    I would make omelette with the Chicken Breast for David and I so that we could say we had some us time together 🙂

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    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 21, 2014 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

      The washing up bit sounds particularly good! 🙂

      Reply
  27. Kasey Evans
    October 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Oliving by Hans products are amazing…..I’d be making my famous homemade pizza’s they are such a hit in my household!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

      There is something special about a homemade pizza.

      Reply
  28. claire evans
    October 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm (2 years ago)

    ham and salami pizza, that we all make our own and add as much or as little or in my sons case eat the ham before it goes on the base

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

      I know that feeling, my little ones are always nicking the topping before we can get it on the pizza

      Reply
  29. Tegan Churchill
    October 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    I tried their ham last week. I had a simple ham, cheese and tomato (from our garden!) on cruskits. I only managed to have a couple of slices though because Mr 5 ate the rest of the pack in one sitting!

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm (2 years ago)

      Nothing better than homegrown tomatoes 🙂

      Reply
  30. Phillip Cunningham
    October 27, 2014 at 9:33 am (2 years ago)

    Basque Chicken with Oliving by Hans Chorizo as it looks really easy to prepare and obtain a great result, and the proof is in the eating.

    Reply
    • BOYEATSWORLD
      October 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

      It sure is good Phillip 🙂

      Reply
  31. jbmarigold
    October 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m always happiest with a good RISOTTO in front of me. I’d add crispy grilled diced Oliving by Hans BACON and/or CHORIZO and I’m in heaven!

    Reply

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