Spicy Chicken and Chorizo Baked Rice recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes

This simple oven dish is packed full of protein, spice and flavour. Chorizo, onion, wine and rice are cooked together for a while on the stove then baked in the oven until tender. For a little extra richness, top with grated cheddar cheese.


  • 200g arborio rice
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 50g chorizo
  • 4 drumsticks or chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely dice the onion and roughly chop the chorizo. Melt butter and olive oil together in the frying pan and add the chorizo. Fry until the chorizo starts to release some oils, then add the diced onion and cook until softened and translucent.

  2. Add chicken drumsticks, wine, salt, pepper and the dried chilli - crumble the chilli into the pan. Simmer for ten minutes.

  3. Add the stock, bring to the boil and stir well then add the rice. Bring back to a simmer. Pour into a baking tin and then bake in a 200C oven for 10-15 minutes until the rice is tender.

You can also use plain chicken breast instead of chicken thighs - but thighs and drumsticks do give a much better flavour. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Comment by Amy on 23rd August 2012:

Sooo simple, so tasty, whole family love it. My daughter has sour cream with her's though to help take the spice away as we love it hot. Sometimes put a pepper or peas in to add 1 of my 5 a day in.