Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a quick and easy recipe to use up an leftover chicken, this is also good with leftover turkey too. For brilliant yellow rice sub 1/2 teaspoon tumeric for the saffron if desired! Adjust all the amounts (except the rice and liquids) to taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heal oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in onions, garlic, bell pepper and chili flakes (if using) saute for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in artichokes and olives; cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in broth and water; bring to a boil.
  5. Add in the uncooked rice, salt and paprika; mix well, then add in saffron; season with black pepper cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add in the cooked chicken or turkey and peas; mix to combine; cover and cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender and the peas are cooked through.
  7. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Fairly sure I made this as written, think I threw in some extra veg that needed using. One of the things I love about these sorts of dishes is that you can add a few things without taking away from the final result. Thanks for sharing.

Satyne February 23, 2014

I made this recipe with Vigo yellow rice instead of long grain rice. I did not use all of the additional spices, since that rice is already flavored. It was delicious! I will make this again and can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow.

Kacie Fuller July 15, 2014

I have to this was really easy to make and was a satisfying meal that my family enjoyed. We served this with a side salad and had enough leftovers to feed another 3-4 servings. This will certainly be a regular on our dinner table.

thyme2shyne August 01, 2011