4 ounces cooked chorizo sausage, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup frozen peas
How to Make It
Sprinkle chicken with salt and dredge in flour. Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until browned on all sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
Heat remaining oil in skillet and add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add chorizo and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice, broth, tomatoes and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil, add chicken, cover, reduce heat to low and cook until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in peas, cover and let stand until peas are heated through, about 5 minutes.
Even the kids had seconds, which is always a bonus. I doubled the recipe, so I'm looking forward to the leftovers. The only things I altered were: I used brown rice- instant though because the regular kind takes so long to cook that the chicken would've been rubbery. Timing of instant was perfect in this recipe. I also just picked a huge crop of fresh tomatoes, so of course I diced those instead of canned. The last thing was based on others' reviews, I added a couple good shakes of Weber brand Cajun spice. It was delicious. A keeper for sure!
I like this recipe...easy and great for leftovers. I would also suggest adding a bit more spice while cooking.
The only thing I am not quite sure of is the serving size and calories.
I really.really.really wish they would add a easy to measure serving size to calories.
IE: 2 cups = XXX calories.
Easy to make and kids enjoyed it. However, it was a little bland. I would use a smoked sausage and increase the amount (substituting chicken/turkey for pork to maintain calories). Next time I will also experiment on the heat perhaps adding one of the following: fire-roasted diced tomato, hot sauce, cayenne. I used brown rice instead of white (which does double cooking time but adds more substance to the meal). Recipe makes a lot, you will have leftovers.