A chicken and chorizo lovers' delight! Cooked in cider with garlic and peppers, this recipe offers a light, fresh flavor. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve alone, with a tossed green salad, or with garlic bread.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
37 mins
52 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 10 minutes. Stir in chorizo and onion; cook for 2 minutes. Add green bell pepper and garlic; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, apple cider, tomato paste, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.

  • Mix penne into the skillet. Cover and simmer, adding more cider if needed, until penne is tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

1070 calories; protein 63.7g 127% DV; carbohydrates 47.8g 15% DV; fat 64.3g 99% DV; cholesterol 183.3mg 61% DV; sodium 2234.5mg 89% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I m sorry to be the first one reviewing this. It sounded interesting but it was a little disappointing. I ve never cooked with hard apple cider so I thought that I d give it a try. There were some issues with this recipe however. The way that it is written the chicken cooks so long that it is tough and way over cooked by the time the recipe is complete. Perhaps just cook the chicken separately and toss it in at the end. The green peppers take far longer than 5 mins to soften so maybe cook them and the onions together with garlic at the beginning? Better yet.....why not just sauté everything separately and then toss it all together. The other major issue is that it was rather soupy so I m not sure whether the sauce needs to simmer longer? I added more tomato paste. It also lacked some flavor. With garlic apple cider salt and pepper there is not much flavor unless you count on the chorizo lending a hand with some flavor. It has A LOT of promise but may just need a little tweaking. Perhaps adding some crushed red pepper and basil may be helpful. I m not sure. It may be worth trying again at some point. Read More