Monday, July 1, 2024

Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage, and Rice Skillet Recipe

 Welcome to my West Virginia kitchen!  With my busy life, I live for one-pot meals.  If you are looking for a hearty and flavorful one-pot meal, my Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Rice Skillet is the perfect solution! 

A pan of the Spanish Style Chicken, Sausage, and Rice Skillet on the counter.

This dish is packed with vibrant Spanish flavors, combining juicy chicken, savory smoked sausage, tender rice, and a melody of colorful vegetables.  Ideal for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend family feast!  This recipe is sure to become a household favorite.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started! 


For this delicious Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage, and Rice Skillet Recipe you will need to gather a few simple ingredients.  

  • 1 lb Smoked Sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cups Rotisserie Chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice 
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth 
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can of Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced 
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional for spice)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prep the Ingredients:  Chop the rotisserie chicken, slice the sausage, dice the bell peppers and onions, cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces, mince the garlic, and measure out the spices. 
  2. Cook the Sausage:  In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat.  Add the sliced smoked sausage and cook until browned.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.  
  3. Sauté the Vegetables:  In the same skillet, add a bit more olive oil if needed.  Sauté the bell peppers, onion, and garlic until softened and fragrant, about 4 minutes.  
  4. Add the Chicken, Rice, and Spices:  Add the chicken to the pan, and allow to brown slightly.  Add the rice, smoked paprika, cumin, turmeric, red pepper flakes, and oregano with the rice.  Cook for 2-3 minutes to toast the rice. 
  5. Combine Ingredients:  Pour in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, broccoli florets, and frozen peas.  Stir, and bring to a simmer. 
  6. Simmer and Cook:  Return the sausage to the skillet.  Cover and reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid.  Stir occasionally.  
  7. Season and Serve:  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage, and Rice Skillet on the counter.


Can I use a different type of sausage?
Yes, you can use chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even chorizo.  

Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, this recipe is naturally gluten-free.  Just make sure to check the lables on your sausage and chicken broth to ensure they are gluten-free as well. 

Can I make this dish ahead of time?
Absolutely!  This dish reheats well.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  

What can I serve with this skillet?
This dish pairs well with a simple green salad or come crusty bread on the side. 

  • Vegetable Variations:  Add mushrooms, carrots, corn, or green beans for extra veggies. 
  • Protein Options:  Substitute the chicken with steak, and the smoked sausage with chorizo or turkey sausage.
  • Spice Level:  Adjust the red pepper flakes to your desired heat level.  

Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage, and Rice Skillet on the counter.

This Spanish Style Chicken, Smoked Sausage, and Rice Skillet Recipe is a delicious and satisfying meal that's sure to please the whole family.  With its bold flavors and simple preparation, it's a go-to recipe for busy weeknights or relaxed weekends.  Try it today and enjoy a taste of Spain in your own kitchen!  

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all!
~The Kitchen Wife~


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