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Spanish Style Chicken & Rice

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Chicken and rice is a classic combination and gets a kick of Spanish spices in this recipe. With a few easy additions to boxed rice mix, you can have a whole new and exciting dish!

If you don't want to use a mix try one of these two interesting recipes that can work to make your own. Try Mexican Rice or Spanish Sweet Potato Rice.

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  • 4Servings


  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into 1/8ths
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (6.75-ounce) box Spanish rice mix
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cup water


In a small bowl, combine cumin, oregano, paprika, salt and chili powder. Rub all over chicken parts.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Brown chicken on all sides, about 12 minutes total and transfer to a plate.

Add bell pepper and sauté 5 minutes. Add rice mix with seasoning pouch, tomatoes with juice, frozen peas and chicken. Add water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

Cover and cook over low heat until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.