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This chicken and Spanish rice dish is a simple one pan meal that the whole family will enjoy. Perfect for leftovers too if there are any!

Easy One Pan Spanish Chicken and Rice

This chicken and Spanish rice dish is a simple one pan meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword one pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs, skinless, bone in
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups sweet bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  1. Mix the salt, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika and cumin in a small dish.
  2. Rub the spice mixture on both sides of the chicken.
  3. Heat your pan to medium high.
  4. Add your oil and then brown the chicken thighs. About 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Take the chicken out of the pan and add a tablespoon or two of water or broth and scrape the brown bits from the bottom.
  6. Add your onions and peppers and saute for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  7. Add your garlic and mix well.
  8. Add the rice and mix well with the peppers and spices.
  9. In a small bowl, add your broth, tomato sauce and turmeric and mix well.
  10. Add to your pan and mix everything once more.
  11. Add the chicken back into the pan, sprinkle in your frozen peas, cover and lower the heat to medium low.
  12. Cook for 30 minutes or until both the chicken and rice are cooked through.
  13. Serve and enjoy!