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Spanish Style Chicken & Rice


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Spanish Style Chicken & Rice

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!


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 32 min
  • Ready Time : 37 min


4 Servings


  • 2 teaspoons 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 cups 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.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




4 Responses to Spanish Style Chicken & Rice

  1. avatar says: nechama31

    This was amazing! I made it for Shabbos, using Near East Spanish Rice mix and seasoned diced tomatoes. My family loved it!

  2. avatar says: Mir

    The Near East rice has a high sodium content. What would I do if i used basmati or brown rice?

    • Hi Mir I can NOT believe you asked me this I was just thinking about making my own Spanish rice mix to lower the sodium – you can just add some chili powder and garlic powder to taste and use a low sodium chicken broth in place of water but I think I am going to use the same spice rub on the chicken on the rice but half the amounts
      1 teaspoon ground cumin
      1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
      1/2 teaspoon paprika
      1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
      1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon chili powder and add that combo in place of the seasoning pouch with (brown) Basmati rice.

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