One Pot Chicken Recipe

Easy Spanish Style Chicken with Yellow Rice Made from Scratch - No Boxes

This one pot chicken recipe will have your mouth watering.  I make it Spanish style with yellow rice and my family always  asks for seconds. Yes! It's THAT delicious.

I got my inspiration for this dish from a picture I saw next to an ad about a box of rice mix.  I guess inspiration really can be found almost anywhere.

In the back of my mind, I thought, “Hey! I can make a bigger batch to feed a crowd.”  So, I came up with my own list of ingredients, finessed them in my kitchen, and served my new creation that Wednesday night for dinner (our regular family bi-weekly dinner gathering) along with my favorite Parmesan Cauliflower Risotto.

As soon as the dinner was over, my niece asked for the recipe. Like I said, it really is THAT delicious.

CHEF NOTES: The first time I made this one pot chicken recipe, I didn’t put enough saffron in the rice, so it wasn't yellow enough.  I also purposefully didn't include the raisins I saw in the picture of the dish that inspired me. 

On my second attempt, I got everything right.  I even added the raisins.

I personally like the version with raisins because it  balances out the saltiness of the green olives.  Whether you choose to include the raisins  is really up to you.  Either way, this one-pot chicken dinner is still so yummy that you will never get enough of it.

One Pot Spanish Style Chicken And Yellow Rice, staying at home to enjoy a different cuisine is just this easy.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes   Cook Time: 30-35 Minutes   Serving: 6-8



One Pot Spanish Style  Chicken And Yellow Rice NOT From The Box, But From Scratch It's That Easy

One Pot Chicken Recipe Ingredients and Instructions

Ingredients

2 Chicken Breasts (cut in bite size; about 1" around)
1 Jar Pimento (4 oz; drained)
1/4 Cup Pimento Stuffed Olives (drained)
1 Can Black Beans (14 oz; drained and rinsed)
2 Avocado (cored, skinned and sliced)
2 Cups Long Grain White Rice
3 Cups Chicken Broth
3/4 Cup Water
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2g Saffron Threads
1/4 cup Raisins (optional)
1 Scallion or same amount of Cilantro (chopped; optional for garnish only)
Salt and pepper to taste



Marinade

1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. In a big mixing bowl, combine chicken with marinade seasonings and let it sit for at least 15 minutes or chill overnight
  2. Preheat a big, deep skillet at high heat with 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  3. Add chicken and brown (about 3-4 minutes per side)
  4. Transfer chicken to a bowl and put aside
  5. In the same skillet, stir in rice, chicken broth, water and saffron
  6. Bring mixture to a boil and stir once
  7. Turn heat to medium low to low
  8. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes; stir in chicken, pimentos, olives, black beans, (raisins, optional), salt and pepper to taste
  9. Cover and simmer another 5 minutes until all liquid is absorbed
  10. Garnish with scallion or cilantro (optional) and serve with avocados (optional) immediately

One Pot Chicken Recipe Steps with Photos

One Pot Chicken Recipe - With 5 pantry staples and chicken can make this awesome chicken and rice recipe from scratchWith 5 pantry staples and chicken can make this awesome chicken and rice recipe from scratch
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Combine seasonings in a mixing bowlSTEP 1: Combine seasonings in a mixing bowl
One Pot Spanish Style Chicken And Yellow Rice - Whisk in extra virgin olive oil to make marinadeSTEP 2: Whisk in extra virgin olive oil to make marinade
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Add chicken into the bowl with marinadeSTEP 3: Add chicken into the bowl with marinade
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Use your hand to massage the chicken.  You will be surprised how flavorful the meat isSTEP 4: Use your hand to massage the chicken. You will be surprised how flavorful the meat is
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Brown chicken in a Dutch oven at high heatSTEP 5: Brown chicken in a Dutch oven at high heat
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Under cook the chicken at this timeSTEP 6: Under cook the chicken at this time
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Transfer chicken to a bowl/plate and put asideSTEP 7: Transfer chicken to a bowl/plate and put aside
One Pot Chicken Recipe - In the same pot, add riceSTEP 8: In the same pot, add rice
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Add chicken broth into the riceSTEP 9: Add chicken broth into the rice
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Saffron is the ingredient to make the rice yellowSTEP 10: Saffron is the ingredient to make the rice yellow
One Pot Chicken Recipe - 5 minutes before rice is cooked, stir in chicken and the rest of the ingredients into the potSTEP 11: 5 minutes before rice is cooked, stir in chicken and the rest of the ingredients into the pot
One Pot Chicken Recipe - Cook another 5 minutes under cover and garnish with scallions/cilantro.  Enjoy!STEP 12: Cook another 5 minutes under cover and garnish with scallions/cilantro. Enjoy!

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