Grandpa's Chicken and Rice

From Tyrel's Wiki


  • 2 medium onions -- chopped
  • approx 4 oz tomato sauce
  • little hot pepper to taste
  • pinch garlic to taste
  • teaspoon paprika for color
  • Chicken (breast or thighs)


  1. Saute onions in oil until tender
  2. Add tomato sauce and spices
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Add chicken (with skin) and chouriço
  5. Cook until done
  6. Remove chicken and chouriço
  7. Add rice
  8. Cook on medium heat until done, stirring frequently
  9. Bone chicken, dice chouriço and add to the whole mess before serving.

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From Aunt Kate

Grandpa wrote "chouriço" because he knew there wasn't any linguiça in Missouri. It was kind of tricky to figure out how much of every ingredient to put into the pot too. I have a few helpful hints, if you're interested. I use a big put when I add the chicken (about 2 pieces per person), I add enough water to cover it (chicken) and the linguiça. I let that boil about 30 minutes, then I remove it to cool off before de-boning (chicken) and chopping (linguiça). A lot of the liquid boils off, so I add some canned chicken broth (maybe 1-2 cans), and bring that to a boil again. Then I add the rice, usually 2-3 cups, and cook it until most of the liquid is absorbed. Then, as Grandpa says, add the chicken and linguiça to the whole mess. You can always add more canned chicken broth as needed. I make a huge pot of this, it usually feeds us for 2-3 days in a row. Enjoy your meal. It was one of Grandpa's favorites, and he took great pleasure in knowing that all of us loved it too.