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Chicken, Shrimp and Beans with Brown Rice

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Another one pot wonder! I can’t get enough of these… this is delicious and healthy…There is one problem- I can’t seem to find a photo of this creation, which is too bad since it is such a yummy dish. So, you will have to visualize in your mind….

  • 1 pound chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ pound medium shrimp, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup dill, chopped
  • ¼ cup mint, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 ½ cups brown rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped


Marinate the chicken with smoked paprika and salt for 2 to 3 hours. Marinate the shrimp with 1 teaspoon salt for an hour. Heat a pan with butter and oil. Brown the chicken pieces on both sides on high heat. Take out of the pan and add the red pepper, onion and celery. Saute on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cilantro, dill and mint. Saute for another minute. Add the beans and smoked paprika, sauté for a minute. Add the rice and sauce for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add the chicken pieces and cook with lid on for 40 to 45 minutes or till the rice is done. 10 minutes before the rice is done, add the frozen peas and shrimp on the top and cover. Let the peas warm through and shrimp cook. Mix well and check for seasonings and garnish with cilantro.

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a small saucepan with butter. Add the shallot and garlic. Saute on medium heat for a minute or two. Add the smoked paprika and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil and add the salt. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Check for seasonings and garnish with cilantro. Serve with the rice.

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