Spanish Baked Rice with Chicken & Chorizo

This flavoursome Spanish baked rice meal is easy to prepare and fun to share. Place the whole dish in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves. It's super healthy too!

At a glance

Approx. 1 hour
Serves 4 - 6 people

Pair With

Drew Pinot Noir


Olive oil
10 chicken drumsticks
2 red peppers sliced
2 chorizo sausages, cut into small chunks
1 large onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbls smoked paprika
1 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
1.3L Chicken stock
375g medium grain rice
1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley
1 lemon, halved

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  1. Heat the oven to 180C fan forced.
  2. Heat oil in a very large wide shallow pan, season the chicken and brown it all over in batches. Remove the chicken then add the peppers and chorizo to the same pan and cook over a medium heat until the peppers begin to soften.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook gently until the onion is soft. Stir in the paprika and chilli and cook for 1 minute, then add the chicken stock. Put the chicken pieces back, bring the stock to a simmer and cook, covered, over a gentle heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour the rice all round the chicken and season – if you don’t have a big enough pan, you can transfer everything to a roasting tin. Then put it in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the stock has been absorbed and the top is golden. Cover the dish with foil and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Scatter with the parsley and squeeze lemon juice over the top before serving.