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Spanish chicken rice

4 pieces of chicken on a bed of rice with chopped capsicum, tomato and green beans served on a square white plate on a wooden platter with a spoon and white napkin on the right
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 70 minutes
Serves: 4
4 pieces of chicken on a bed of rice with chopped capsicum, tomato and green beans served on a square white plate on a wooden platter with a spoon and white napkin on the right
  • 3 serves of vegetables per 
  • serving
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Ingredients

4 skinless chicken thighs, bone in  
Plain flour for dusting   
2 tbsp olive oil   
1 cup brown rice   
1 small onion, thinly sliced 
1 small red capsicum, deseeded & thinly sliced 
1 garlic clove, crushed   
1 tsp smoked sweet paprika   
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved   
¼ cup fresh oregano, plus extra to serve   
2½ cups reduced-salt chicken stock   
1 cup green beans, trimmed & cut into 5cm lengths   
1 cup baby spinach   

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Bone-in chicken thighs
500g boneless chicken thighs

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Method

Step 1
Dust the chicken lightly in flour, shake off excess and set aside.

Step 2
In a large, deep frypan, heat oil over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden. Transfer to a plate.

Step 3
Add the rice to the pan, stir to coat well and then stir occasionally until browned.

Step 4
Add the onion, capsicum and garlic and stir until soft.

Step 5
Add the paprika, stir until fragrant, then add the tomatoes, oregano and stock.

Step 6
Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Stir and add a little more stock or water if required.

Step 7
Cover and cook for a further 15 minutes, checking every now and then to make sure it’s not burning.

Step 8
Place the chicken on top of the rice, cover again and cook for a further 15 minutes.

Step 9
Add the beans, cover again and cook until the rice is just cooked through (6-8 minutes).

Step 10
Add the baby spinach, stand for 5 minutes, season to taste and scatter with extra oregano.


Food safety tip: If you are packing for lunch, chicken needs to be kept cold so pack an ice brick. 

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