This type of rice dish similar to ‘Paella’ is hard to cook without a good source of heat. I have tried some different methods and now I believe the easiest and the best method is baking in the oven after cooking over the cooktop.


Makes

4 Servings

Ingredients

500g Chicken Thigh Fillets
Salt & Pepper
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Onion *finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped
1 Chorizo *diced
1 tablespoon Paprika
1 Canned Diced Tomatoes *400g
360ml Chicken Stock
2 x 180ml cups (*360ml) Medium Grain Rice
1/2 cup Frozen Peas
1 tablespoon Parsley *finely chopped

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Cut Chicken Thigh Fillets into chunky pieces, lightly season with Salt & Pepper.
  3. Heat Olive Oil in an oven-safe shallow saucepan or a skillet over medium heat and cook Chicken until slightly brown, and transfer to a plate.
  4. Cook Onion, Garlic and diced Chorizo until onion is soft. Add Paprika and stir, and add Tomatoes and Chicken Stock. Stir in Rice evenly and return Chicken, then being back to the boil. Season with Salt & Pepper if required.
  5. Cover with the lid or cover tightly with foil. Place in the oven, and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with Peas and chopped Parsley and serve.