Spanish Style One Pot Chicken Orzo

Ingredients:Marinade

  • 4-6 Chicken Thighs (bone in, skin on)
  • 2 tbsp each: Olive Oil, Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp each: Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

One Pot Ingredients

  • 2 cups Orzo
  • 3-4cups / 750ml-1litre Chicken Stock, or as needed
  • 5.3oz / 150g Chorizo, diced
  • 3/4cup / 75g Sun Dried Tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 medium White Onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 medium Red Pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2cup / 40g Olives, diced
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree (Tomate Paste in US)
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each: Smoked Paprika, Oregano
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, to serve

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl mix together your marinade, then combine in a larger bowl with your chicken. Cover and marinate for up as long as you have time for (up to 12hours).
  2. Fry chicken thighs skin side down over medium-high heat until crispy, then flip, turn down to medium heat and fry until white through the centre. Remove from pan and pour out excess fat, leaving around 1 tsp.
  3. Add your onion & pepper and fry until soft. Add your chorizo & garlic and fry for a couple of minutes longer, then add your sun dried tomatoes and olives.
  4. Fry off your tomato puree for a few mins then stir in your orzo until completely coated. Gradually start pouring in your stock, stirring so the orzo doesn’t catch to the pan. Use more/less stock depending on consistency preference (see notes). Season with smoked paprika, oregano and salt & pepper when almost cooked.
  5. Add chicken thighs back on top to heat through and garnish with fresh parsley.

This article and recipe adapted from this site

Spanish Style One Pot Chicken Orzo
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