Chicken & chorizo rice pot

Chicken & chorizo rice pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A one-pot chicken casserole for sharing, flavoured with Spanish sausage and slow-cooked with rice - an alternative paella

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
834
protein
63g
carbs
90g
fat
21g
saturates
7g
fibre
4g
sugar
9g
salt
1.7g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 8 chicken pieces or 1 whole chicken, jointed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into large chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 225g chorizo, skinned and sliced
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaf, chopped
  • 150ml white wine
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • 400g long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish and brown the chicken pieces on all sides – you may have to do this in batches. Remove from the dish and put to one side.
  2. Lower the heat, add the onion and pepper, and gently cook for 10 mins until softened. Add the garlic and chorizo, and cook for a further 2 mins until the chorizo has released some of its oils into the dish. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 min more.
  3. Return the chicken pieces to the dish along with the thyme, white wine and stock. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover the dish with a tight-fitting lid and lower the heat. Cook for 30 mins.
  4. Tip in the rice and stir everything together. Cover, set over a low heat and cook for a further 15 mins, or until the rice is cooked and has absorbed most of the cooking liquid. Remove from the heat and leave the dish to sit for 10 mins to absorb any remaining liquid. Season to taste and scatter with parsley to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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jose81's picture

Made half the quantities and it was ample for two hungry adults and a toddler - a fussy one who ate the lot! Used two chicken breasts and made as a baked risotto, 40mins at 180C (fan) after making up to step 3 by the recipe. Chicken was very dry but fine with the rest of it. Will make again.

imfeelingmad's picture
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Really enjoyed this recipe! Great flavours, very cohesive as a dish. I used the courgettes and it was a good addition, although they lost some of their flavour with the slow cooking. Also added a tin of butterbeans which went very well with it, and some saffron. Highly recommend this recipe, and many possibilities for adding to it (eg adding seafood towards the end, or more vegetables like peas).

Ktg320's picture

Loved it, family loved it too. Very easy, very tasty.

Herdavi's picture

Too much rice and chorizo. I used 350g of rice instead of the 400g recommended which still was too much and made the dish too dry. The amount of chorizo made the dish too salty. Chicken was nicely cooked. Would have another go with probably 300g rice and half the chorizo.

hboulter's picture

Made for the first time today. So easy to make & absolutely delicious. My kids loved it. Cooked rice for about 25 mins.

Kamillanlarsen's picture

This is delicious. I've made it twice. Perfect for when you're facing friends over and don't fancy do ending too much time by the pots.

laine1223's picture

This was absolutely delicious - the only change I would make is, once chicken is browned, drain oil from pan, because there is a lot of chicken fat left in pan ( I used thighs) & you will get a bit of oil from the chorizo, which I left in & gave great flavour!!!

pmercier's picture

excellent casserole. it is quite fatty / heavy so make sure to skin the chicken and manage the portions appropriately. as with a previous reviewer - this was more than enough for 4 of us. a delicious hearty meal for a cold Sunday dinner...

corrinamoore's picture

Have done this recipe several times and just cant fault it. Its exceptionally easy and I now add some extra vegetables, courgettes etc. Really tasty and a really nice Friday night treat - would highly recommend.

dcaygill's picture
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Really tasty and couldn't be easier to make, whole family liked it

coombs2004's picture

Yummy & sooooo easy! I used 6 chicken thighs & it feed 5 adults & 3 children who all loved it. Will now be a regular....really tasty

cr-dennis's picture
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This was lovely,i took the skin off my chicken,used less chorizo and did not use wine as i wanted to make it more healthy. I did add more peppers,red onion and cougrette worked really well and every ate it! My 2 year old loved it too,even tho he's going through i don't like it stage.i will defo make again.

velour's picture
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Looked up ingredients we had in and this recipe came up. Simple recipe, all in one pot. Tasted delicious.

sweete83's picture
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I didn't like this recipy as much as I thought I would. I didn't like the Chirozo sausage (personal taste maybe) and found the combo of tomato puree and chicken stock odd. I prefer the easy risotto on here and seems to have far less calories. For others I would also suggest not suing long grained rice as after 15 mins was rock hard and found chicken breast not that great so would use thigh and also just use the sausage that you like.

ahobbs's picture
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Good recipe but huge quantities (actually unusual for GF) - I've adapted it for the day after a chicken roast - use cooked chicken and stock made from the roast - my husband can't get enough of it

crazycaterpillar's picture
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Absolutely delicious, even the kids liked it and so easy to do. A regular in our house now!

frowne's picture
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This was a fantastic recipe - delicious and so easy to make!

loudyer24's picture
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My fav good food recipe ever! Totally simple and super tasty I like to add peas too for that pop! Yummy! :-)

fionaandailis's picture
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Simple but gorgeous. Eaten by all the family. Followed the recipe exactly but took the skin of the chicken before cooking. Next time will add more peppers.

tinastep's picture

Yummy - enjoyed by all the family including my 2 and 5 yr olds. I did this on the hob initially until step 3, but I added the rice (used risotto rice) at the same time as the chicken and cooked in the oven for about 45mins at 190 (fan) -perfect.

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