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.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

400.08 calories; 27.29 g protein; 41.87 g carbohydrates; 14.23 g fat; 93.04 mg cholesterol; 1750.62 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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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.
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04/18/2018
I ended up making my own creole seasoning and using more than just a pinch. Also I made it with chicken breasts instead of thighs but other than that I stayed true to the recipe. I think it was alright tasted (to me) like a typical spicy chicken recipe. If you are looking for something hot this will probably take care of that need. I might make it again.
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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.
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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!
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03/10/2017
I substituted the Spanish rice with Cajun rice and followed the rest of the recipe... WONDERFUL tasty dish
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02/03/2016
Super easy I just added more creole seasoning I used broth instead of water and added onions
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06/15/2017
This is surprisingly delicious!!
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01/14/2016
I followed the recipe but but I also added shrimp and scallops with the chicken made it all the better.
03/09/2018
I loved this! Next time I m adding kidney beans too!
04/18/2018
I ended up making my own creole seasoning and using more than just a pinch. Also I made it with chicken breasts instead of thighs but other than that I stayed true to the recipe. I think it was alright tasted (to me) like a typical spicy chicken recipe. If you are looking for something hot this will probably take care of that need. I might make it again.
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!!