Oven-Baked Spanish Chicken With Rice

Oven-Baked Spanish Chicken With Rice created by Samantha in Ut

If you have a large enough baking dish you can throw in a few more pieces of chicken, I made this in my small roaster, but I think it would work in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, adjust all spices to taste and please do not omit the olives they are what makes this dish!

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken with seasoned salt (or white salt) and black pepper then add to the skillet.
  • Brown on both sides then remove to a plate.
  • Add in the onions, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, garlic and chili flakes (if using) saute until soft (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add in tomatoes with juice, broth, rice, chili powder, cinnamon and cumin; mix with wooden spoon and bring to a boil.
  • Season with more seasoned salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a large greased baking dish or roasting pan.
  • Top with the browned chicken pieces, then sprinkle the olives all over.
  • Bake covered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  • Uncover then spoon picante sauce over the chicken.
  • To with with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Return to oven to bake 3-5 minutes.
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"If you have a large enough baking dish you can throw in a few more pieces of chicken, I made this in my small roaster, but I think it would work in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, adjust all spices to taste and please do not omit the olives they are what makes this dish!"

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  1. Shelley B.
    This was outstanding!!! We did one step further. Added a little bit of sour cream on top of the cheese on the chicken before serving and omg!!! Yum! Thank you so much!
  2. alkaloidqueen
    I LOVED this recipe! I couldn't eat enough of it. I was stuffed and I still wanted more. Thank you for sharing. I used diced chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and made brown rice ahead of time, omitted broth. I only had a can of Rotel and a couple of medium sized tomatoes (seeded and chopped) to add instead of the 2 can diced tomatoes. Turned out wonderful!
  3. alkaloidqueen
    I LOVED this recipe! I couldn't eat enough of it. I was stuffed and I still wanted more. Thank you for sharing. I used diced chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and made brown rice ahead of time, omitted broth. I only had a can of Rotel and a couple of medium sized tomatoes (seeded and chopped) to add instead of the 2 can diced tomatoes. Turned out wonderful!
  4. mstdean
    OMG! This recipe was SOOOO good! As I was putting the cheese on the top, I was thinking we don't really need this, but I'm really glad I put it on there. YUM!!! I would add more rice, though, mine came out kinda saucy. It was DELICIOUS!
  5. Samantha in Ut
    This is amazing!! I was really worried about the green olives but they added alot to the dish. We loved this and it is going in regular rotation. Another winner Kittencal. Made for ZWT5.
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