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Spanish Chicken And Rice Recipe

Spanish Chicken And Rice Ingredients:

Spanish Chicken And Rice Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to make Spanish Chicken And Rice:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot, not smoking. Add chicken pieces and saute until browned, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, then add onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Add rice and saute about 2 minutes, stirring, to coat the rice with the oil. Then add the reserved chicken, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, bay leaf, paprika and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and serve.

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