Saturday, March 18, 2017

One Pot Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage

One pot meals are becoming more popular ever since busy people are opting to cook their meals at the end of the day instead of ordering food or dropping by stores or take out places.  One does not have to subscribe either to Hello Fresh or Blue Apron services to the rescue with mailed packaged ingredients.This dish is an easy one with pantry and freezer friendly ingredients one can cook over the stove.  Once you allow the ingredients to boil, you lower the heat to simmer with the skillet cover on and you can go do other chores in the house. The sausage gives the dish added flavor because of its smokiness.  One can choose to skip the chicken and just stick to the sausage. If you do not have any smoked sausage you can use hot dogs in its place.

One Pot Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage

  • 8 skinless boned in chicken thighs
  • 1 /2 lb smoked sausage, cut into coins 
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 red or green pepper, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-28 oz can whole tomatoes, (mashed with your hands or potato masher)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube in 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 3 tbsp olives with pimento centers
Place all the ingredients except the frozen green peas and olives in a large skillet with cover and allow the mixture to boil. Once it boils, put the stove on low and allow the mixture to simmer covered.  Cook till the rice and chicken are done.  During the last five minutes of cooking add the frozen green peas and olives.  

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