Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Serves 6

This easy version of the traditional Spanish rice dish features both chicken and chorizo sausage mixed in with the rice, peas and tomato.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Remove from heat, stir in peas, cover and let stand until peas are heated through, about 5 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

Perfect for a bowl by the fire on a chilly night

September 27, 2015
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!

Easy and good

September 14, 2015
I found it fairly easy to cook. The result was really fine yet not spicy enough for me. I may add some Cayenne peper next time.

PattyBuechler's Review

November 19, 2012
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.

NCYankee's Review

September 24, 2012
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.

stacey4808's Review

May 30, 2012
We enjoyed this very much. It is time consuming but easy to make. Next time I might like my portion a little spicier but that is personal preference. Very filling and it made a lot.

lolacola's Review

December 15, 2011