Chicken and Chorizo Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 

1 1/2 cups sliced dried chorizo (about 7 ounces)

3 tablespoons tomato paste

2 cups converted rice

3 tablespoons capers packed in brine

3 1/2 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth

1 cup frozen peas

Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet or pot over high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Season the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to the skillet along with the chorizo; cook, turning occasionally, until the chicken starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Move the chicken and chorizo to one side of the pan and stir in the tomato paste, rice and capers. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Stir in the peas, reduce the heat to medium low, cover and cook until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Let rest, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, stirring to combine all the ingredients. Serve with lemon wedges.
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