Chicken and chorizo rice in the oven

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 1:30 h

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Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 1/2 chicken cut into pieces (about 750 grams (1 2/3 pounds))
  • 150 grams (5 1/3 ounces) Portuguese chorizo
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 garlic of cloves
  • 200 grams (1 cup) rice
  • 6 chorizo slices for garnish
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Place the chicken and the chorizo in a saucepan with water seasoned with a pinch of salt and bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and simmer about 40 minutes. Once cooked, drain the meat and the chorizo with a skimmer and reserve the cooking water. Remove the skin and bones from the chicken and shred it with a fork. Peel the skin off of the chorizo and cut into small pieces; set aside.

    Step 2

    1. In a saucepan, place the olive oil, the chopped onion and the chopped garlic. Saute over low heat until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Add the shredded chicken, rice and the chorizo pieces. Season with a little salt, stir and fry 1 to 2 minutes over low heat. Then, pour the cooking water (enough water to completely cover the mixture) and boil on high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 10 to 12 minutes.

    Step 3

    1. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

    Step 4

    1. Turn off the heat and place the mixture in a rectangular baking dish. Garnish with chorizo slices and bake about 15 to 20 minutes until slightly browned. Remove the baking dish from the oven and serve.

Chicken and chorizo rice in the oven | Food From Portugal

Chicken and chorizo rice in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 589

Total Fat: 18 g(28%)

Saturated Fat: 3.5 g(17%)

Cholesterol: 144 mg(48%)

Sodium: 162 mg(7%)

Total Carbohydrate: 45 g(15%)

Protein: 58.5 g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Kim on 2016/02/02

    Made this tonight it came out so good. I used linguica instead of chorizo. Isn’t chorizo spanish though? I’ve never seen portuguese chorizo here in the US. All I’ve seen is either linguica or chourico. Anyway my Mom told me that the rice part tasted just like the rice my Grandmother used to make! So thank you for that! I never really got to have her food and wasn’t exposed to a lot of Portuguese food even though my Father is portuguese and his family emigrated from Portugal.

    • posted by FoodFromPortugal on 2016/02/03

      Thanks a lot, We are glad to know that our food can bring you memories and tastes from your grandmother’s country.
      We are going to change chorizo for Portuguese chouriço. We did that because we thought that was easier to people understanding that way. Thank you for that too.

      Até breve e bons cozinhados” 🙂


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