Arroz con Pollo (Spanish Rice with Chicken)

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish Rice with Chicken)

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47 review(s) averaging 4.6. 96% would make again

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Easy, simple, and full of flavor. Just like Oma used to make =)

"This dish was pretty tasty! I altered it a bit. I seasoned the chicken with sazon and adobo before cooking it. Also, I didn't have any chicken parts so I used boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" pieces. I added a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Very tastey!"

- jenniferoliveira

Ingredients

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2 pounds Chicken pieces
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 13-oz can Chicken Broth
1 16-oz can Tomatoes; diced
1/2 cup Onions; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; crushed
1 teaspoon Salt; (up to 1 1/2 tsp if desired)
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper; to taste (if desired); I use 1/4 tsp.
1 Bay Leaf
10 ounces Frozen Peas
1 cup Long-Grain Rice

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

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Preparation

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In a skillet, brown chicken in oil; pour off fat. Add broth, tomatoes, onions, garlic, salt, turmeric, pepper, crushed red pepper (if desired) and bay leaf.

Cover; cook over a low heat 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients.

Cover; cook 30 minutes more or until chicken and rice are tender; stir occasionally.

Remove bay leaf & serve.

Notes

I keep a number of hot sauces on hand and sprinkle on to the plated dish liberally at tableside. My favorite on this dish is a fantastic sauce from Costa Rica called "Lizano Sauce". Choose your own hot sauce and make this dish your own!

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This dish was absolutely delicious! The whole family enjoyed it. The only thing I did differently was doubled the amount of ingredients bc I have a large family and used one can of regular diced tomatoes and one can of zesty jalapeño diced tomatoes. Perfect little zip!
Mattdylan 4 months ago
Oh yeah! And I added crushed red pepper and chices mixed in a blender with a bit of water for a little kick.
foodieluv23 7 months ago
Very good! I substituted one can of Ro-Tel tomatoes and I left out the peas because I didn't have any in the house. Can't wait to make it again!
msanders93 7 months ago
qapple 7 months ago
Delish! Added extra chicken broth and saffron plus 2 spicy cajun sausages cut up and shrimp. It was a great hit
dianescottderringerroberts 7 months ago
Nice subtle flavoring. A little spicier and it might earn a 5th start :)
jmschaub 10 months ago
This is a wonderfully simple and great recipe! It is so delicious that there is never any left unless I double it. The kids and husband love it, it is on my family dinner rotation and served to company too!
MauraSpeckt 1 year ago
My kids loved it and all gave it 5 stars. I had to leave out the peas as they are not too keen on them but I added them into my serve and it tasted great.
Tempor 1 year ago
Very good, though next time I may need to up the spice.
rosemarycallahangray 1 year ago
This here is one of the best chicken recipes I ever cooked. Real easy to make, smells great while cooking and everyone asks for seconds/
NellyO 1 year ago
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