Andalusian-style chicken Lizzie Harris
Andalusian-style chicken Lizzie Harris
  • large pinch of saffron



    The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

  • ½ chicken stock cube, crumbled into 100ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It’s…

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large chicken breasts or 6 boneless, skinless thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • large pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 25g toasted pine nuts or almonds
  • crusty bread, to serve
  1. Add the saffron to the hot stock to soak. Heat the oil in a medium pan and cook the onion until it is soft and just beginning to turn golden. Push to the side of the pan and add the chicken. Cook for a few mins until the chicken is browned all over.

  2. Add the cinnamon and chilli, and cook for a couple of mins. Add the stock, vinegar, honey, tomatoes and raisins. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins until the sauce is reduced and the chicken is cooked through. When ready to serve, scatter with the coriander and nuts, and serve with bread on the side.


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