Spanish Chicken and Rice

Spanish Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

Spanish sauce

  • 1 Can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 Jar of roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp Sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Roasted Spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper

Chicken and Rice

  • 8 Large Chicken thighs bone in
  • 2 cups Converted rice
  • 1 cup Spanish sauce for the rice remaining sauce to coast chicken before placing in oven
  • 3 cups Chicken broth
  • 1 Large onion roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup Chopped flat leaf parsle

Instructions

Spanish sauce

  1. Blend tomatoes, peppers and garlic in a blender or food processor. You are aiming for a smooth sauce. Once blended add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Reserve sauce for adding to the rice and topping the chicken

Chicken and Rice

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚

  2. -lightly grease a large baking dish that will hold all your items. ( Eg 9”x13” Pyrex dish)
  3. Season the chicken breasts with paprika and oregano, salt & pepper

  4. In a saute pan over medium high heat brown the Chicken thighs. Just brown and not to cook through.
  5. Remove chicken from pan, to be used later. Discard any excess fat from the saute pan, keeping 2 tbsps for cooking the onion

  6. With the reserved fat, saute the onions to light golden brown

  7. Add the rice into the saute pan with the onions and mix well. Lightly toasting the rice and scraping up any chicken bits in the pan, season with salt & pepper

  8. Add in the 1 cup of Spanish sauce and the chicken broth and bring to a simmer

  9. Add in the chopped green onion and parsley and stir into the rice

  10. Pour rice mixture into prepared dish, place the reserved chicken thighs on top of the meat. Carefully spoon the remaining Spanish sauce over each of the chicken thighs to coat evenly.

  11. Place dish into the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 375˚ and cook for 30mins

  12. Remove dish from oven. Scatter some of the green onions on the top for appearance and if desired lightly drizzle over a little bit of olive oil

  13. Enjoy!!

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