Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Tender rice, juicy chicken and LOTS of flavor from herbs and smoky sausage combined in an EASY one-dish perfect for casual weekend entertaining.
- 2 1⁄4 lbs chicken pieces, skinned (bone in)
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces spicy smoked sausage, thinly sliced (such as chorizo)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, chopped (green, red or yellow)
- 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups long-grain white rice
- 2 1⁄4 cups chicken stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, sliced
- In a bowl, dredge chicken in flour, turning to coat all sides. In large sauce-pan, heat oil over medium heat: brown chicken, about 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- In the same pan, cook sausage, garlic, onion, peppers, tomatoes, sugar, thyme, oregano, salt, allspice, and cayenne, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until peppers are softened. stir in rice. Add stock and bay leaves.
- Nestle chicken into rice, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and juices run clear when chicken is pierced. Remove bay leaves. Serve sprinkled with parsley. Garnish with lemon wedges.
This was delicious! I didn't change much except to use a pinch extra of cayenne and I tossed some cajun spice into the flour dredge. I was supposed to have guests this past weekend who cancelled last minute and I was going to try it out on them. But I ended up just making it for me and DH anyway - and we loved it! Great one dish meal too, if you like that. I used Andouille sausage as well, 1 red and 1 orange pepper. 2 sm bone-in breasts and 3 drumsticks (equaled ~ 2.25 pounds). One thing - it makes A LOT! I'd say at least 6 servings. We have some much leftover! Having it again for dinner tonight. Thanks Chili - great recipe and definitely a keeper for us!
This was winner for us! I used Andouille sausage. The recipe was reduced by half and the chicken was leg quarters. The recipe actually made 3 nice servings which makes for better nutritional values. Made for *Aussie Swap May 2009*
This is a great one pot dish, a bit fiery and tasty too. I only had pepperoni so used that and some boneless fillets that I'd cubed. A great one to help clear those sinuses, hubby proclaimed...:lol: Thanks for posting!