AD | 2 Easy Recipes using Schwartz Chillies

I do love cooking and find a really joy in creating something from scratch! However as much as I love it, after a day of work or school, sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend hours over a stove... so I have became a huge fan of quick and easy recipes that are fresh, super quick and taste amazing. I have put together quite the recipe book full of different meals over the years but there are a few that I always go back to because of how reliable they are!

Yes, it is the same recipes I always go back to but I like to mix it up by using different seasonings and flavours... it just makes it a little different! So today I thought I would show you 2 of my go to recipes that I love, and how I mix it up by adding a little chilli to spice it up using Schwartz Crushed Chillies.


One of my favourite go to dishes is a tasty risotto, it's easy to make and tastes great... I always like to make it in bulk and portion it up for work...

Chilli Chicken & Mushroom Risotto

(Serves 4)

Schwartz Crushed Chillies
2 Large Brown Onions
2 Chicken Stock Cubes
10g Parsley
1 packet diced chicken
30ml rice wine
2 Garlic Cloves
330g Arborio Rice
300g White Cup Mushrooms

1. Heat a large pan and cook the diced chicken on a low heat. season with a sprinkle of Schwartz Crushed Chilli and salt and pepper. 
2. While the Chicken is cooking, chop the brown onions and mushrooms into small pieces and peel and crush the garlic. 
3. In a large Wok or Deep pan, add your chopped onions, mushrooms and garlic and leave to cook for 4 mins. 
4. Boil 1400ml of water in a kettle. Dissolve the Chicken Stock in the water.
5. When veggies are soft, add the arborio rice and rice wine. Leave for 1 min to let the rice wine evaporate. 
6. Add the chicken stock and cook for 20-25 mins. Stir frequently until the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Add the chilli chicken into the pan and mix in. 
7. Add half the cheese into the risotto and mix in. Add pepper as needed. 
8. Chop the parsley leaves (discard stalks). Serve risotto and sprinkle with parsley.and remaining cheese. Add a final sprinkle of Schwartz crushed chilli if you like a little more spice!

Another super quick and easy recipe is a vegetarian chilli and has plenty of greens, beans and tomato... so it is super healthy too!

Vegetarian Spicy Chilli

(Serves 4)

Schwartz Crushed Chillies
2 Red onions
2 Green Pepper
2 Cartons of Mixed Beans
Coriander (x1 bag)
Dash of Mexican Spice
2 Sachets Tomato Puree
2 cubes of Vegetable Stock
2 tins of chopped tomatoes (preferably with onion and garlic)
Dash of Barbecue sauce
300g Brown Basmati Rice
150g Sour Cream
x1 Lime
Baby Spinach (1 bag)

1. Chop and slice the onions and green peppers. Finely chop the coriander and drain and rinse the beans ready for cooking.
2. Heat some oil in a large saucepan or pot. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the pepper and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the veggies are cooked. 
3. Add the Mexican Spice, Schwartz Crushed Chilli (according to taste) and tomato puree into the pot. Mix for 1 minute.
4. Then, stir in the veg stock powder, chopped tomatoes, mixed beans and a dash of barbecue sauce. Also add a pinch of sugar if you have some.
5. Bring to the boil and stir to dissolve the stock and leave to simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Cook rice as required (depending on type of rice, can be done in pot or in the microwave)
7. Grab a small bowl and add the sour cream and some lime zest from your lime. Mix, add salt and pepper as required and leave aside. 
8. Add spinach to the chilli. Take your time and add a handful at a time until it wilts. 
9. Start to serve. Add rice first, then top with Spicy Chilli and finally throw a dollop of the lime sour cream on top. Top with the coriander and a final sprinkling of Schwartz Crushed Chilli for extra spice. Squeeze a little lime juice on top too if you want a little more tang. 


I love how adaptable both these recipes are, you can add however much chilli you want to make it just to your liking. I tend to vary and it depends on what mood I am in, so I can add more if I feel like something a little spicier!

I have loved adding these crushed chillies to some more of my recipes... it will be great to experiment with different types of dishes and with different spices too!

You can head over to the Schwartz website to learn more about the Spices they offer or head over and get yourself a jar on the Tesco website. I would highly recommend picking yourself up some and keeping it in your spice rack! It is definitely going to be a kitchen essential in my house from now on....

Thanks for reading and take care! :)

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  1. Oooh both of these recipes sound delicious! I had no idea they did a dried chilli jar, I definitely need to pick it up! xo

    1. Thank you so much... I use it so much! Would highly recommend :)


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