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Samantha's Spanish chicken rice recipe

Samantha's Spanish chicken rice recipe

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Spanish inspired all in one pot dish with rice, chicken, celery, chorizo and peppers. You can use brown, long grain or basmati rice for this dish.

Kent, England, UK

17 people made this

IngredientsServes: 2

  • olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • 2 peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 80g chorizo, peeled and cut into 0.5cm slices
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 135g rice
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • good pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 heaped tablespoons paprika or smoked paprika
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • good squirt tomato puree
  • 150ml white wine

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:1hr45min

  1. Heat a heavy based casserole dish with a glug of oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown well. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pan add the peppers and onions. Turn cooking for approx 5 minutes or until they slightly catch on the edges. Add the celery, garlic and chorizo. Cook stirring frequently for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sun dried tomatoes, mix well. Add the rice and stir to ensure each grain is coated with a little oil. Add all the remaining ingredients along with the chicken. Bring to the boil then turn down to a gentle simmer. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's note

Depending on the rice used - you need to keep a close eye on this after approximately 20 mins. Have some reserved stock and a little water to hand to add if starts to dry up too much. Stir occassionally. The dish is meant to be fairly dry but still moist but not gloopy like risotto. Delicious.

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Reviews in English (2)

Made this recipe while my husband was away so I can tell you it is also delicious cold! My daughter and grand-daughter both tried some cold and loved it. Make sure you chill leftovers as soon as possible and refrigerate.-01 May 2015

This was lovely! Teenagers and husband all are it. I doubled the recipe but if you do don't double the spice! Am in no doubt we will be making this again. Love the fresh ingredients in it. Very filling-07 Sep 2016

Member Ratings For This Recipe

This is a great base recipe and there is a lot of "wiggle" room to re-create to satisfy our own unique taste. I'm still working on it. So far, I added 1 tsp psyllium to bump up the fibre and used 1/4 cup of greek yogurt instead of milk. I love all the different additions that have been suggested. - 7/17/13

I haven't tried your exact recipe but I am big on fruits and greens together. Hemp seed is very good addition also. I always add a some carrots with a bit of fresh ginger. It gives that extra kick. Love the addition of Kale as high in beta carotene. Way to go! - 3/1/12

not a fan of coconut milk. I would use non fat sour cream or greek yogurt or plain yogurt instead and also add some ground flax seed - 4/2/21

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OK So I'm not exactly proud to admit it, but some nights I don't have time to make everything from scratch and I turn to my pantry for the base of my meal. Tonight, the main star was Rice A Roni. This is more like instructions than a recipe, because any ingredient and amount can vary depending on your tastes and what you have available.
I always stock up on good ol' rice in a box, and keep it as a pantry staple. Most nights it will only be used as a side kick to the main homemade event, or not even at all. But other nights, I don't have time for a lot of chopping, or standing at the stove. And I didn't think a head far enough to have put something in the crock pot that morning. So, I need a one pot wonder that will cook by itself and be done in about 25 minutes. Rice a Roni to the rescue.
I wasn't going to post this, because like I said before. This is one that I'm not particularly proud to admit. And it's also more instructions than a recipe, but here it goes. (Consequently, I only have a photo of the 1/2 cup that was left after dinner, that my Angel Girl quickly devoured. Everyone really like it, and my handsome man went back for seconds and thirds.)

2 boxes of Rice a Roni. Any flavor you like will do. Tonight we did the brown rice version of chicken and roasted garlic.
This picture was taken this morning - when I decided to post this "recipe" so it's not the same flavor I used the other night, but you get the idea. Any two boxes will work.

Recipe Summary

  • ¾ pound salt pork, diced
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 onions, coarsely chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Oil a 12x15 inch pan with olive oil.

Place salt pork in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 chopped onion, and continue cooking until onion is tender and lightly browned set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine potatoes and remaining chopped onions. Fill the bowl of a food processor with the mixture, and 1 egg. Process until smooth, then transfer to a large bowl. Repeat until all has been processed. Season with pepper. Stir in the salt pork mixture. Blend in flour gradually to absorb some moisture, but err on the side of less flour.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 1 hour, or until top is evenly browned.

Leftovers can be sliced and eaten cold, or fried to golden brown with onions.

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3 large chicken breast cut into cubes
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2 tbsp of plain yogourt

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