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Easy Chicken Thighs Spanish Rice Recipe - an easy dinner idea!

Chicken Thighs Spanish Rice Recipe

Love Keil
Juicy Chicken Thighs Spanish Rice Recipe – this delicious one pot meal is loaded with healthy ingredients and juicy chicken thighs. The warm rice is infused in flavorful Spanish spices and fresh vegetables. This recipe is a Keeper!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Chicken Recipe, Dinner, One Pot Meal
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6


  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt more if desired
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper cubed
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 celery rib chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • fresh parsley chopped optional


  • Using a flat plate, combine 2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, then toss chicken thighs pieces to coat.
  • Pour 4 teaspoons of olive oil into a dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown it, stirring few times, cook until chicken is cooked thru, remove from the pan.
  • Using the same dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 cubed red bell pepper, 1 diced onion and 1 chopped celery rib, cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring few times.
  • After onion is done cooking stir in 1 1/2 cups of rice, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 1/4 cups chicken broth, 2 cups diced tomatoes, 1 cup peas, and more salt to taste if desired.
  • Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Open the lid and place browned chicken over the top of the rice, don't stir in.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 more minutes or until rice it cooked thru.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!


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