Arroz Con Pollo

Posted: July 22

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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This classic Latin American dish is the perfect comfort food, and it all comes together in less than 45 minutes. Try this Arroz Con Pollo for delicious and fresh flavors!


• 2 pounds skin-on bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks • kosher salt • freshly ground black pepper • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1 small yellow onion diced • 1 red bell pepper stemmed, de-seeded, and diced • 1 yellow bell pepper stemmed, de-seeded, and diced • 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder • 1 tablespoon tomato paste • 1 1/4 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed • 2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken stock • 1 cup frozen peas • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnishing • lemon wedges, for serving


Step 1

Season the chicken with kosher salt and black pepper. Over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil in a large skillet.

Step 2

Add the chicken to the skillet, skin-side down, and cook for 5-7 minutes. The chicken should be golden brown when done. Each side of the chicken should be cooked evenly. When done, place the chicken on a plate and set it aside.

Step 3

Add the onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. Saute the veggies for 6-8 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently until the vegetables soften.

Step 4

Add the garlic, spice mixture, and tomato paste to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until fragrant. Stir the rice and toast, stirring continuously for 15-30 seconds.

Step 5

Roughly spread the rice mixture into an even layer with a spoon. Place the chicken over the rice mixture and pour in chicken broth. Bring liquid to a high simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 22-25 minutes until the rice has absorbed the liquid and the chicken is completely cooked through.

Step 6

Uncover and place the frozen peas in an even layer. Remove from heat and cover. Allow the mixture to sit for another 5 minutes.

Step 7

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve!

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