Chicken Spanakorizo

Spanakorizo with CHICKEN! YUM! This is a greek dish that my yiayia makes all the time and it is SO DAMN EASY!

Serves: 4 

400g chicken breast, sliced into strips 
1 long red
 chilli, deseeded and finely sliced 
1 large brown onion – finely diced  
3 garlic cloves, crushed 
2 bunch of English spinach leaves, washed well & roughly chopped
1/2 cup Long Grain Rice (or basmati!) 
4 Tbsp Tomato Paste
Salt And Pepper To Taste
2 Cups Water (Add More If Needed)


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and place over a medium to high heat. 
  2. Add onion, garlic and chilli to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion becomes translucent. 
  3. Add chicken to the pan and continue to stir. Lightly brown the chicken, without cooking all the way through. 
  4. Add tomato paste to the pot and stir through for 30 seconds. 
  5. Add  spinach leaves and stir to slightly wilt the leaves
  6. Add rice to the pot and stir through. 
  7. Add water, a generous pinch of salt and pepper and cover with a lid. 
  8. Check after 15 mins and add a touch more water if needed and cook further until rice is tender.
  9. Add a squeeze of lemon and mix through. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve! 


  • Are you sure it’s just 1/2 cup rice for the Spanakorizo? I don’t think that will feed my family……

    Becki Craigie
  • Could you use brown rice for this and also stock rather than water?

    Jessica Schulz

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