I enjoyed the Mediterranean Salmon recipe I made last week that I decided to continue with the Mediterranean theme. This week I thought I would try Spanish food, and this One Pan Spanish Chicken and Rice sounded like the perfect recipe for that. Chicken and rice has always been a favorite dish of mine, and there are so many ways to make it. This version uses smoked paprika or pimentón. It’s one of my favorite spices, so I’m sure this recipe will be terrific!
Easy one pan Spanish chicken and rice is made with simple seasoning that come together with zesty, bold flavors in this one pot, 30 minute meal.
Just over half of the ingredients for this recipe were dried spices that I had on hand. I also had the rice and vegetable oil in my pantry, so that left only four items to purchase, none of which were difficult to find or expensive.
If you can, I highly recommend ordering your smoked paprika from Seasonality Spices. They sent me a sample a while back, and I was instantly hooked. It was so much better than the stuff I had been buying in my local grocery store. I’m usually all about my budget, but their pimentón is worth a little extra.
Besides the fact that I love chicken and rice, the other thing that sold me on this recipe was it’s made in one pan. That’s music to my ears on those nights that I’m tired but still have to cook dinner.
This recipe lists a total time of 30 minutes, but it took me 40 minutes from start to finish. That’s because I used the longer cooking times of the ranges given as my chicken breasts were pretty large. That meant nine minutes to prep and 31 minutes to cook.
Otherwise, this recipe went just as the instructions described. All the techniques needed were very basic, and there was no special equipment needed either.