Friday, 5 October 2012

Foodie Friday

I thought I would share another recipe that I have made a few times now and it is definitely one of my favourites and it’s so easy to do! It is a chicken and chorizo rice pot, which is pretty similar to paella. It does take a while to cook but you don’t really have to do a lot and you chuck it all into one pot. It’s a great comfort food for dinner or lunch. The recipe I use says it serves 4 but there is always a lot leftover so I would say this could serve 5-6.

1 tbsp oil
8 chicken pieces (I use thighs)
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 leaves, chopped (or you can use dried)
150ml white wine
850ml chicken stock
400g long grain rice
2 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish and brown the chicken pieces on all sides. 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.

I would say give yourself about 1 ½ - 1 hour 45 mins to prep and cook this so not a great meal when you just get in from work or my case uni. But it is worth it as it is so tasty and very filling! 


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  2. I love recipe posts and I love chicken! Perfect combination :) Will definitely have to try this out some time x

    1. Me too! It looks a bit plain but the taste is so good! xx

  3. This looks so yummy, I love food and recipe posts.

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