Arroz Con Pollo [Rice with Chicken]

A Southern Staple

(4.1, 36) 79% would make again

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Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes

Cuisine: Mexican   Main Ingredient: Chicken

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my kids loved it!!!

Okay, this might be a fine recipe, but it's incredibly poorly written. Shouldn't the spice rub be mentioned/explained at the BEGINNING (you know, since it needs to marinate and all), not tacked on the end as an after-thought? I will probably still give this a try, but I wish people would try harder to write a readable, follow-able recipe.

Very good, my whole family enjoyed it!

BIG praise from my husband on this one! I added some Sazon to it when I put the rice in turned out great!

I find these "one pot" recipes comprising different ingredients inherently difficult to get right. If the rice is properly cooked, the chicken will likely be under- or over-done, and vice versa. If you want perfectly done rice and perfectly done chicken consistently, they need to be cooked separately. Otherwise, you're betting you have chicken of just the right size and thickness so that it neither over- nor under-cooks in the time it takes to get the rice right. If you don't want to cook the two separately, I'd recommend checking the chicken periodically with a meat thermometer, and removing it should it be done before the rice, or finishing it on a grill should the rice be done first. As for seasoning, I found this dish unexceptional. The rub is easily equaled, if not surpassed, by traditional Mexican recados. The recipe is also unclear: the rub should be applied to the chicken at least a couple of hours before cooking. The rice will benefit from a larger, 28 oz., can of tomatoes.

This was great. We didn't think it was at all too spicy. I thought it was just right, and my spice-loving husband liked it but had to add some hot sauce. We used fresh tomatoes and corn from the garden and it was terrific.

Good dish

just fantastic.

Was very good but, for family meal with small children to spicy. Cut back on some "heat" and deglaze would be perfect.

Super delicious! I modified the recipe to fit my family's tastes. I used leftover rotisserie chicken, added extra rice, chicken broth, onions and roasted sweet peppers, and instead of the spicy rub, used lime juice, salt and chili powder. Would definitely make again!

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