Authentic Chicken Fideo: A Spanish-Style Masterpiece

Chicken Fideo is a uniquely Spanish dish with an unforgettable flavor. A dish that brings to mind the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, this traditional masterpiece is perfect for days when you want something savory and scrumptious that you can whip up fast.

Made with chewy vermicelli, chicken and a variety of aromatic spices, this meal will take your tastebuds on a journey to the homeland of cultural delights.


– 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
– 2 shallots, diced
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 large onion, diced
– 6-7 ounces of dry vermicelli
– 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
– 1 cup of chicken broth
– 1 teaspoon of salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
– 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
– Pinch of cayenne pepper
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– Fresh parsley, chopped


1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion, garlic and shallots and sauté until fragrant and lightly browned.
3. Add chicken and cook until golden, about 5 minutes.
4. Add tomato paste and sauté for a further 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
5. Add vermicelli and seasonings; toss to combine and cook for 2 minutes.
6. Pour in chicken broth and stir constantly, cooking the fideo for 8-10 minutes or until the liquid is almost completely absorbed.
7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Chicken Fideo is a must-try meal for every home cook; rich, comforting and delicious, it is a universally popular dish that matures as it cooks. The harmonious balance of vegetables, chicken and spices creates an enchanting flavor that is uniquely Spanish but will still be familiar to most palates.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even customize the dish with your favorite ingredients. By playing with the herbs and spices, you can turn it into a distinctly flavorful version of Chicken Fideo perfect for your tastebuds.