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Spanish Rice and Chicken Recipe

Spanish Rice and Chicken Recipe

My mother has always been an avid cook, and my sister, two brothers and I were raised on this casserole. When I polled our family to see which recipe I should share, this fresh-tasting, well-seasoned chicken casserole came out on the top of the list. I know you'll enjoy is as much as we do. -Cindy Clark, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Place chicken in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine garlic salt, celery salt and paprika; sprinkle over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes.
  • 2. Remove chicken from pan. Combine rice, onion, green pepper and parsley; spoon into the pan. In a saucepan, bring broth, tomatoes, chili powder and salt to a boil. Pour over rice mixture; mix well. Place chicken pieces on top. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken and rice are tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Reviews for Spanish Rice and Chicken

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 245381
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"Tasty and easy to make. Not a bold flavour, maybe a bit of more garlic to spice it up a bit."

JustLorri User ID: 4612146 10470
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"I've been making this recipe since I first cut it out of the magazine, probably 20 years! I double the amount of rice and chicken broth and use garlic powder, not garlic salt."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 8002
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Tasty...I really like the way this is seasoned. I discovered that my celery salt had expired, so I substituted 1/3 tsp. celery seed and 2/3 tsp. salt, and that worked fine."

daynahusman User ID: 982809 4271
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"This is my 5 year old's favorite meal!"

swanwilliam User ID: 6796420 6421
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"I'm a Dad who works from home and watches our 2 and 4 year old at least one day every week and was looking for a simple (vaguely) Spanish recipe with chicken and Rice. This fit the bill to a tee. Easy to make (while managing the kids and keeping an eye on the inbox). Turned out great. My wife and I collaborated on a couple of toppers: Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), a few sprigs of cilantro and plain greek yogurt. I too would cut back on the salt in the broth etc next time. Not needed methinks."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3042479 13038
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"Seems to be lacking something.....may try it again using salsa instead of tomatoes. Overall - not impressed."

GwennB User ID: 4879657 8656
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"This recipe was okay. Everyone ate it but nothing special. Had leftovers and had to throw out. No one asked for seconds. Do not understand how this could be award winning."

TerryH1387 User ID: 2222889 6420
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Very good. I'll cut back on the salt a little next time."

happyquilter29 User ID: 3790818 8655
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"My husband raved about it. I didn't have tomatoes so I used my homemade salsa instead. It was awesome and I'll continue to use my salsa."

Diana_Deeno User ID: 1190729 7406
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Really good and easy to make. My family asks me to make this of my all time favorites. I add 1 to 2 tsp. of cumin in the saucepan."

amytime99 User ID: 1888410 4266
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Have made this dozens of times. The flavor is fresh and delicious! I'm making it tonight but replacing the chicken with chunks of polish sausage."

peytonfan18 User ID: 5268392 200200
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"This is a great recipe. The seasoning for the chicken is simple, but very tasty! The rice turned out great too. It looks like you really fussed for dinner when you didn't."

howdu User ID: 1170706 7404
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This has been a family favorite for a good while. It is equally good (and lower in fat and calories), to make it with skinless boneless chicken breasts."

sabshert09 User ID: 4352525 8287
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"this was good. I followed two recipes but all in all it was bangin"

court.boyd User ID: 4111914 8285
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2009

"Delicious! The chicken was tender and the rice turned out perfect. Thank you for sharing. We'll definitely make this one again."

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Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.