Spicy seasoned chicken thighs are cooked in Spanish rice. This is a good meal for a busy evening. After seasoning chicken and browning, it is left to cook while you tend to other preparations. This can be very spicy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with Creole seasoning.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook chicken in the melted butter until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add tomatoes with green chile peppers, water, tomato sauce, and Spanish-style rice mix to the same skillet; stir well. Return chicken to the rice mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover skillet, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Serve on a platter with chicken atop the rice.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 27.3g 55% DV; carbohydrates 41.9g 14% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 93mg 31% DV; sodium 1750.6mg 70% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
For a really easy fast dinner this is a keeper. The kids loved it. Yes, it is a bit spicy, a little sour cream or cheese would tame that. I used Zatarain's Spanish Rice Mix, 2 really large chicken breasts cut into thirds, to make 6 pieces. Very tasty for an easy meal. Add a green salad or a vegetable side dish and you got dinner. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
For a really easy fast dinner this is a keeper. The kids loved it. Yes, it is a bit spicy, a little sour cream or cheese would tame that. I used Zatarain's Spanish Rice Mix, 2 really large chicken breasts cut into thirds, to make 6 pieces. Very tasty for an easy meal. Add a green salad or a vegetable side dish and you got dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2016
I like spicy food but this was a little too much. Next time will use diced tomatoes without the chilies. Followed others suggestion to use chicken broth in place of water for a richer flavor . I also added onion, celery and bell pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
This is an excellent combination of flavors. It is a bit spicy--we consider it to be about a 5 on a scale of 0-10. My only change was to use chicken stock instead of water. This would easily stretch to 8 blsl thighs, and I'm tempted to add some sliced zucchini about half way into the simmer time, when I make this again. Leftovers would be an excellent lunch, if we had any! Thanks for the recommendation, Baking Nana! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
This recipe was very easy to make . I had to substitute things because I didn't have the exact ingredients but it turned out very yummy! I didn't have Spanish rice but I had red beans and rice (Zatarains), I had Rotel but the chili fixing variety and I used broth instead of water like other reviewers had. That being said, this is a simple recipe that tastes amazing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2017
We also used chicken broth instead of water, and because of availability had 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. The rest of the recipe was followed and it was really, really good. There are only 2 of us so we had enough fora second go-around was almost better than the first. Easy, fun meal and we'll have it again soon. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2016
Super easy I just added more creole seasoning I used broth instead of water and added onions Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2017
I substituted the Spanish rice with Cajun rice and followed the rest of the recipe... WONDERFUL tasty dish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2019
My family enjoyed it and it was an easy recipe, we’ll definitely make it again. Might try some Zataran’s next time round Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2017
Simple, easy and delicious! Definitely a new go-to dish! Read More
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