Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Recipe

I was nittering about rain on Thursday. Just to add insult to injury, it snowed that night and gave us a pretty good coverage. Come on Mother Nature, it's April.

This sounded good to me and easy.

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice

This One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice is packed with great flavors and vibrant colors! Easy to make and all in one pot, from the stove top to the oven, dinner is ready with no fuss

2 Tbs olive oil
6 chicken thighs with bone and skin
salt and pepper to taste
1 large onion chopped
6 cloves garlic minced
2 red bell peppers chopped
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 bay leaf
2 Tbs tomato paste
1 1/2 cups long grain rice uncooked
28 oz crushed tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth low sodium
1/2 cup green olives pitted and sliced
1 Tbs parsley chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

2. In a large Dutch oven or oven proof cast iron skillet/pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down and cook until crispy and golden brown. Season generously with salt and pepper. Turn the thighs over and sear until golden. Transfer the thighs onto a plate and set aside.

3. To the same skillet add the onion, garlic and bell peppers. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until the onion and peppers are soft.

4. Add the red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, bay leaf, tomato paste and stir. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Stir in the rice, crushed tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.

5. Transfer the chicken back to the skillet on top of the rice. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until the rice is cooked through. You could cover the skillet for the first 30 minutes and then remove the lid for the last 15 minutes.

6. Garnish with green olives and parsley and serve warm.

Servings: 6

Author: Joanna Cismaru
Source: Jo Cooks

Author Notes
Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

Have a great day


  1. Snow for us too. In fact, we had a snow day, indoors. Was lovely.

    1. I can do without any more snow Ivy.

    2. Most melted right now ... but some still here. It was 70F the other day and I was writing outside. So nice. Me want more of that. Happy Saturday!

    3. It is here ivy, just a trace in shady places. Beautifully sunny today.

  2. I'm hoping the white stuff is done for the year down here. Supposed to be in the 70s mid week.

    1. Same here JoJo, certainly by Monday they are calling for 20°C which is about 70°F

  3. Holy frijoles I love a good Spanish chicken and rice dinner. Be it on cast iron skillet or a casserole I make big batches and there is food for three days.

    1. Me too Stephen. Haven't made this yet, but plan to very soon.

  4. I can eat egg whites but not the yokes, allergic to them. I use egg whites for protein all the time! Quick and easy!

    1. What a pity Yolanda, the yolks are so delicious. I do like egg whites too.