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JILL BAKES | One-Pan Chicken and Chorizo Rice

This is a really tasty and easy one-pan meal - minimum washing up, maximum flavour - I just love chorizo!

Jill Stewart (@jillbakes_)

County Antrim Foodie and Instagrammer



Serves 4

Spray veg oil

130g chorizo, diced

3 chicken fillets, in small chunks

1 onion, diced

1 pepper, sliced

1 punnet mushrooms, sliced

700ml semi skimmed milk

2 chicken stock pots/cubes dissolved in 400ml boiling water

1 tsp smoked sweet paprika

1 tsp onion granules

300g orzo

Juice of half a lemon

30g cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste



1. Spray a large saucepan with a small amount of veg oil. Fry the chorizo over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until the oils release. Add the onions and fry for a minute, then add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes.

2. Add the peppers, peas, onion granules, paprika and basmati rice and stir well to combine. Pour in the chicken stock and stir, then turn the heat down really low, add the lid and leave for about 15 minutes.

(The rice goes in dry and will cook in the stock. You can rinse the rice in a sieve under cold water for a couple of minutes before adding to remove some starch but is an optional step!)

3. Then turn the hob off but keep the lid on and leave for a further 10-12 minutes. After this, stir with a fork. The water should be absorbed. Season to taste and serve straight away.



Jill Stewart, from Portglenone, is a true Foodie who brings her passions together to create a unique balance of both healthy dishes and sweet treats on her Instagram social media blog, Jill Bakes.

Jill is passionate about creating and sharing recipes on her Instagram platform (@jillbakes_) which are easy to follow, quick to make and not using hundreds of ingredients! And with over 16,000 followers, a lot of people are enjoying Jill’s food journey.

The County Antrim lady has been a keen baker from a very young age, learning many skills from her late Grandma who was a fantastic baker.

Jill is a regular recipe contributor for Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine.

CLICK HERE to head over to INSTAGRAM to discover JILL BAKES - it is a fantastic blog where you'll discover enough inspiration to keep you baking and cooking for months!

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