One-Pan Spanish Chicken & Dirty Rice Recipe

One-Pan Spanish Chicken & Dirty Rice Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via Youtube


This Spanish chicken & dirty rice recipe from Kitchen Sanctuary on Youtube is all cooked in one pan – an easy and quick dinner to serve for the family. It’s also packed with some amazing flavors that will make you ask for seconds. Learn the full recipe by watching the video down below.



For the Spanish chicken:

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 6 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For the dirty rice:

  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 sticks of celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced into strips)
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) chorizo (sliced into half-moons)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 cup (250g) basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp (60 ml) white wine
  • 900 ml (3 + 3/4 cups) hot chicken stock
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 lemon (sliced into half moons)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl, mix 1/4 tsp each of salt, garlic salt, black pepper, white pepper, and 1 tsp of paprika. Rub this to the skin of six chicken thighs. Next, in a large wide cast iron pan, heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil over medium or high heat. Place the chicken thighs in the pan, skin side down, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the skin is golden brown. Turn them over and cook for another couple of minutes, then transfer them to a plate. In the same pan, add a finely diced onion, 2 sticks of celery, and red pepper that’s been sliced into strips. Cook them for 3 to 4 minutes.

Rubbing the spice mixture to the chicken thighs
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via Youtube


Step 2

Now, add 3.5 oz of chorizo that’s been sliced into half moon and cook for a further 2 minutes. Next, add 1 tsp of dried oregano, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 2 tbsp of tomato puree. Stir all together, then add one cup of basmati rice. Mix well to coat the rice in the oil. Pour in 4 tbsp of white wine and 3 & 3/4 cups of hot chicken stock. Mix everything, then place the chicken skin side up in the rice. Add 10 cherry tomatoes that have been sliced in half around the chicken and 1 lemon that’s been sliced on. Place a lid on the pan and put it in the oven. Cook it for about 35 to 40 minutes. Garnish it with some chopped parsley before serving.

Adding the chicken thighs to the dirty rice mixture
Image credits: Kitchen Sanctuary via Youtube

One-Pan Spanish Chicken & Dirty Rice Recipe

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