Main Dish

Spicy Spanish Chicken and Rice

This is one pot meal , really easy to make and full of flavor.


  • 4 -6 pieces of chicken drumsticks ( you can use bone in chicken thighs)
  • 4 table spoons of vegetable oil
  • Creole Seasoning
  • 1 medium side onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeños ( for less spicy use half of a jalapeño or none at all )
  • 1 can of canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of basmati rice
  • 1 table spoon coriander
  • 1 tea spoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tea spoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tea spoon cumin
  • 1 table spoons of salt


  1. Season each piece of chicken with creole seasoning on each side. ( no measurement needed, just make sure it is well coated)
  2. In a deep skillet or preferably Dutch oven , heat oil.
  3. Sauté your chicken till crisp and golden on each side.
  4. Chop all your vegetables. When chicken is golden add all your veggies to the pot.
  5. Cook veggies till tender, pour in your can of tomatoes, 1 cup of chicken broth and 1 cup of water.
  6. Add all of the seasoning to the pot. Mix well cover and cook for 1 hour.
  7. During this time soak your rice in water.
  8. After 1 hour is passed drain all the water from the rice.
  9. Add rice to the pot , mix it well. Also add garbanzo beans. Cover and cook for exactly 12 min on low heat.
  10. After 12 min check the rice if it’s done. Serve with chopped parsley or cilantro.

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My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.

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