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Chicken thighs with cajun style dirty rice in a cast iron skillet
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5 from 9 votes

Chicken and Dirty Rice Skillet

This easy dish promises so much taste on a plate with andouille sausage, the trinity of veggies and with just the right spices and long grain rice all cooked in one skillet!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 611kcal
Author: Nikki Lee


Marinade Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ of a lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Dish Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs bone in
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage sliced
  • ½ Vidalia onion , chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bell pepper medium, diced
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 ½ cups chicken stock or broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine marinade in a bowl and toss chicken thighs. Let sit for ½ hours or while you are making the rest of the dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a cast iron skill (or pan that can go in the oven). Over medium-high heat brown sausage. Transfer to a plate a set aside.
  • Add chicken thighs, skin side down, and sear for 3 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Transfer to the plate with sausage.
  • Remove any burnt bits from pan. Leave drippings in pan, they give a lot of flavor to the dish. If you have too much grease left remove all but about 2 tablespoons.
  • On medium low heat saute chopped onion, celery and bell pepper until softened, approx 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Then add rice and stir. Pour in chicken stock, stir and let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • From the plate, add the chicken and sausage and their juices back to pan on top of rice. Return to a simmer on stove. Then cover.
  • Transfer to oven and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired and serve.


Serving: 11 serving | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 1369mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g