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    One pot chicken and rice

    Ideal family supper, easy dinner-party dish, and at just £1.60 per serving

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes to 50 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 800g pack essential Waitrose British Chicken Thighs
    • 1 large essential Waitrose Onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 essential Waitrose Red Pepper, deseeded and diced
    • 2 essential Waitrose Tomatoes, chopped
    • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • 250g Waitrose Bomba Paella Rice
    • 75ml dry white wine
    • 400ml chicken stock (made from a stock cube)
    • Chopped flat leaf parsley for garnishing


    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large, ovenproof, deep frying pan or sauté pan. Add the chicken and fry for 10–12 minutes until golden on all sides. Remove to a warm plate and pour off all but 1 tbsp of the cooking juices from the pan. Add the onion, garlic and pepper to the pan and cook for 5 minutes until soft and golden.
    2. Stir in the tomatoes, paprika and rice, and coat in the oil. Add the wine and stock, season, and bring to the boil. Cook gently, stirring for 5 minutes until the rice is no longer soupy but not dry.
    3. Sit the chicken thighs in the top of the rice, cover and transfer the pan to the oven for 20–25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear, and the rice is tender. Fork through the rice, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

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    Cook's tips

    If you have time, defrost 150g frozen seafood mix according to pack instructions and pat dry with kitchen towel. Just before the rice is ready, heat 1 tsp of olive oil and quickly fry the seafood for a couple of minutes to heat through thoroughly. Add to the rice and serve

    Drinks recommendation

    Bag-in-the-box wine is so versatile as you do not have to finish the box. El Prado Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain (3 litres) is full-bodied and full of juicy red notes and textures.


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