Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken Rice Food

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Provided by Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h25m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 15

2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
One 3 1/2-to-4-pound chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces and skin removed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken stock
1/2 cup tomato sauce


  • Combine the salt, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper and cayenne in a plastic gallon bag. Shake until the mixture is well combined.
  • Pat the chicken dry and place in the bag with the spice mixture. Shake the bag, making sure the chicken is well coated.
  • Heat the oil in a 12-inch high-sided skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and brown on all sides, about 6 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate, using tongs.
  • Add the onions, green peppers, red peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet. Cook the vegetables over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Add the rice and garlic and cook until the rice begins to turn gold in color and fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, combine the stock, tomato sauce and remaining teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups water and the stock mixture to the skillet and stir to make sure the rice is covered in liquid. Nestle the chicken in the rice, adding any juices from the plate. Bring the rice to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 35 minutes. Let the skillet stand covered, about 10 minutes before serving.


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Provided by Daisy Martinez

Categories     main-dish

Time 1h15m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 20

1/4 cup Achiote Oil, recipe follows
1 (3 to 4-pound) chicken, cut into 10 pieces
Fine sea or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup Sofrito, recipe follows
1/4 cup alcaparrado or coarsely chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch ground cloves
4 cups long-grain rice
5 cups homemade or store-bought reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 large bottled roasted red peppers, cut into 1/4-inch strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons achiote (annatto) seeds, see Cook's Note*
2 medium Spanish onions (about 12 ounces), cut into large chunks
3 to 4 Italian frying peppers or Cubanelle peppers, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks
16 to 20 cloves garlic, peeled
1 large bunch cilantro, washed
7 to 10 ajices dulces (see Cook's Note*), optional
4 leaves culantro (see Cook's Note*), optional
3 to 4 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 pound), cored and cut into chunks
1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks


  • In a paella pan or wide, shallow pan with a tight-fitting lid, heat the Achiote Oil over medium-high heat until the oil is rippling. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add as many pieces skin side down to the pan as fit without touching. Cook, turning as necessary, until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove the pieces as they are done and set aside. Adjust the heat under the pan, especially after you start removing chicken, so the chicken browns without the oil darkening.
  • When all the chicken is removed from the pan, add the Sofrito and alcaparrado. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to high and boil until most of the water is evaporated from the Sofrito. Add the cumin and cloves.
  • Stir in the rice until coated with oil. Return the chicken to the pan, pour in enough broth to cover the rice by the width of 2 fingers (about 1-inch), and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until the level of liquid reaches the rice. Stir gently and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed, the chicken is cooked through, and the rice is tender but firm, about 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork. The arroz con pollo can be brought to the table right in the pan or transferred to a large serving platter. Either way, garnish with the red pepper before serving.
  • Heat the oil and annatto seeds in a small skillet over medium heat just until the seeds give off a lively, steady sizzle. Don't overheat the mixture or the seeds will turn black and the oil will turn a nasty green. Once they're sizzling, remove the pan from the heat and let stand until the sizzling stops. Strain and reserve in a jar with a tight-fitting lid at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Chop the onion and Cubanelle or Italian peppers in the work bowl of a food processor until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, add the remaining ingredients 1 at a time and process until smooth. The sofrito will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It also freezes beautifully.


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     side-dish

Time 1h21m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

1 (3 pound) chicken cut into 8 pieces, skin removed
Salt and pepper
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup pure Spanish olive oil
1 onion, small dice
1 green pepper, small dice
1 roasted red pepper, small dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup prepared tomato sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup dry white wine
12 ounces beer
1/2 cup sherry
3 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups Valencia rice, soaked in cold water for 1 hour
5 saffron threads
1 cup frozen sweet peas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and lime juice. In a large casserole or dutch oven, heat the olive oil. Brown the chicken, remove the chicken from the pan, and set aside.
  • Add the onions, peppers, and garlic to the casserole. Cook until translucent. Add the tomato sauce, cumin, and bay leaf; cook for another 5 minutes. Add the chicken, wine, beer, and sherry, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Add the stock, bring to a boil, and adjust the seasoning. Add the drained rice and the saffron.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the rice from the oven and add the peas, fluffing the rice and mixing in the peas at the same time. Serve hot.


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Provided by Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 50m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 11

3 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup long-grain rice
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 chicken bouillon cube


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put the chicken in an ovensafe baking dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use tongs to turn the chicken and evenly coat. Bake for 15 minutes until browned but not cooked all the way through (it will finish cooking with the rice).
  • Meanwhile, add the remaining tablespoon olive oil to a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice and stir to coat.
  • Toast the rice, stirring occasionally, until it is lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the onion and garlic and continue cooking until the rice is just lightly browned and the vegetables are starting to soften, about 2 minutes more. Make sure the garlic does not brown.
  • Add the tomato sauce, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, bouillon and 3 cups water. Stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the chicken to the rice in an even layer, skin-side up and not overlapping. Cover and cook until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.


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This experiment is one that turned out wonderful. It has a marvelous mexican taste without overwhelming the taste buds with heat, like jalapenos would do. I originally came up with this when we had an extra rotisserie chicken that we didn't know what to do with. Don't let the ingredients stop you from cooking this dish. I've made it with rotisserie chicken, boneless/skinless breasts or thighs, and even canned chicken. I've used canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes, I've substituted chicken bullion for broth. I've made this with and without bell peppers, The only real thing that remains constant is the rice and the spices. This is a recipe to have fun with.

Provided by Ohmikeghod

Categories     Chicken

Time 2h

Yield 8 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 19

1/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 rotisserie-cooked chicken, stripped, including the skin
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
0.5 (4 ounce) can ortega diced chilies (drained)
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons mild salsa (subst ( 1/2 4 oz. can Ortega diced chiles)
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes (undrained, subst ( 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut into halves cup chicken broth)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
0.5 (8 ounce) package frozen peas (subst ( 1/2 8 oz pkg frozen peas & carrots)


  • prep: Cut chicken into 1-inch chunks. Remove stem and seeds from bell peppers. Finely chop bell peppers, Onion, garlic, and ortega chiles.
  • Use a large, deep pan. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil into it, and heat the pan. Please note that spices are put in twice: once with the chicken, and once with the rice, so don't put them away after the first measurement.
  • Place chicken in heated pan. Sprinkle ¼ tsp chili powder, ¾ tsp cumin, and ¼ tsp onion powder over chicken, stirring frequently, until chicken is thoroughly heated.
  • Remove chicken from pan. Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil and the pepper mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, for approximately 6 minutes, until onion is soft and liquid has reduced out and disappeared, I don't use salt/pepper during this step, since there is enough in the rotisserie chicken already.
  • Add the chicken broth, salsa, diced tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin to the pepper mixture. Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the rice, and put the chicken back in the pan, along with any juices that may have left the chicken. Cover and cook for approximately 10 minutes, stir in the frozen peas and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until rice is tender.


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The Classic Caribbean and Spanish Meal--Arroz con Pollo--is a popular staple in the Caribbean kitchen. Our chicken and rice is extra special with the addition of Sazon GOYA® with Azafran, which adds color and flavor derived from our unique saffron spice blend. Make Arroz con Pollo tonight--everyone loves an easy rice and chicken dish.

Provided by Goya

Categories     Trusted Brands: Recipes and Tips     Goya®

Time 45m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 (3 1/2) pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
Goya Adobo with Pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
¾ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons Goya Minced Garlic
1 ½ cups Canilla Extra Long Grain Rice
1 packet Goya Powdered Chicken Bouillon
1 packet Sazon Goya with Azafran
¼ cup Goya Pitted Alcaparrado, sliced
1 (4 ounce) jar Goya Fancy Sliced Pimientos
½ cup Goya Frozen Peas, thawed


  • Using paper towels, pat chicken dry. Season chicken with Adobo. Heat oil in caldero, or large heavy pot over medium heat. Cook chicken, in batches, until brown on all sides, 7-10 minutes; set aside.
  • Stir onions, peppers and garlic into pot; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add rice, bouillon and Sazon to pot; cook, stirring constantly, until rice is completely coated in oil mixture, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Add alcaparrado and chicken (skin-side up) to pot. Cover pot, reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed, rice is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  • To serve, using fork, fluff rice; garnish with pimiento strips and peas.


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Ubiquitous throughout Latin America and beyond, this dish can be as simple or as complex as your ingredients allow. The key is to layer flavor, adding dimension as you go. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are preferred, but bone-in will also work well. (Chicken breasts lack the same amount of fat and flavor, so they are not recommended here.) Watch the rice carefully as it cooks, absorbing the liquid, as pots and stoves vary greatly. If it starts to smell a little burned, reduce the heat, toss and put the lid on the pot. But don't worry, as this aroma can be part of creating the coveted pegao, a layer of toasted rice that develops on the bottom of the pan and sticks to it, similar to Persian tahdig, Spanish socarrat or Senegalese xoon.

Provided by Von Diaz

Categories     dinner, grains and rice, poultry, vegetables, main course

Time 2h

Yield 6 to 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 27

3 large garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3 cups medium-grain white rice
3 tablespoons olive oil
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or water)
2 1/2 to 3 cups fresh sofrito (see recipe below)
3 dried bay leaves
1 teaspoon ground annatto or sweet paprika
1 cup tomato sauce (basic canned tomato sauce is fine)
3/4 cup medium pimento-stuffed olives, drained (optional)
2 teaspoons drained capers (optional)
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
1 lime, cut into wedges
Salted, sliced avocado and tomato, for serving
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
3 ají dulce or amarillo peppers (or mini bell peppers), seeded and coarsely chopped
6 large garlic cloves
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
6 fresh culantro leaves and tender stems, coarsely chopped (see Note)
6 fresh cilantro stems, coarsely chopped


  • Prepare the adobo by whisking the ingredients together in a bowl, or blending in a small food processor, pilón or mortar and pestle.
  • Pat the chicken dry, then place in a large bowl or zip-top bag. Pour prepared adobo over chicken. Toss well to combine, then cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap, or seal the bag, and let the chicken rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. If you have the time, marinate for several hours or overnight to make the chicken extra tender and flavorful.
  • Prepare the sofrito: In a large food processor or blender, blend the peppers and garlic until smooth. Add the onion and blend until smooth, then add the culantro and cilantro and blend until smooth. (The preparation may produce more sofrito than needed for this recipe, but you can store additional sofrito in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.)
  • Add the rice to a medium bowl, then rinse with several rounds of cool water, pouring through a fine-mesh strainer until water runs out clear.
  • Once chicken is marinated, heat olive oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high. When the oil is simmering, working in batches if necessary, add chicken in one layer and brown for 7 to 10 minutes per batch, turning several times to evenly brown.
  • Meanwhile, bring chicken broth (or water) to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce to a simmer until ready to use.
  • Add sofrito, bay leaves and annatto or paprika to pot with chicken and stir well. Reduce heat to medium, and sauté until liquid is mostly evaporated and sofrito thickens to a paste, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and cook for 3 to 5 minutes longer, until the sauce darkens. Add the rinsed rice, olives and capers (if using), and salt and pepper, and fold in to ensure that the rice is fully coated and the chicken is evenly distributed.
  • Pour in hot stock, then simmer, uncovered, over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring only 2 to 3 times and shaking the pot every few minutes to keep rice level. (The liquid surrounding the rice will lower by about 1 inch.) Watch the rice very closely: The window between just right and overcooked is small, and difficult to predict, but you'll become an expert at this over time.
  • Once you start to spot lots of little bubbles on the surface but see no more pronounced liquid on top, top with the lid, reduce heat to low and cook until the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes, shaking pot a few times. Once liquid is almost entirely evaporated, sprinkle thawed peas on top.
  • Working directly in the pot, using 2 forks, pull apart chicken thighs until shredded. Gently fluff the rice, bringing grains from the bottom to the top. Return the lid and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with lime wedges, and serve with salted avocado and tomato slices (or a simple green salad). The dish keeps well in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.


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Provided by Karina A

Categories     Chicken Breast

Time 1h

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 14

1 lb boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch strips
1 medium onion (quartered)
2 green peppers (chopped)
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 teaspoons coriander
2 cups chicken stock
1 (14 ounce) can crushed and drained canned tomatoes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 cup long grain brown rice
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon sazon goya or 1 teaspoon any other seasoning salt


  • Saute chicken strips in nonstick skillet until white, about 5 minutes.
  • Set aside and keep warm.
  • In large skillet, bring all other ingredients, except peas, to a boil. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes, until rice has absorbed liquid. Add peas and chicken, remove from heat and let steam.
  • Makes 6 servings.

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How to cook arroz con pollo?
Directions. Stir gently and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook until the liquid is absorbed, the chicken is cooked through, and the rice is tender but firm, about 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork. The arroz con pollo can be brought to the table right in the pan or transferred to a large serving platter.
How to make chicken and rice Mexican style?
This recipe for Chicken and Rice Mexican Style (Arroz con Pollo) is a one-pot meal made with tender chicken breast, Vigo Mexican Rice, and vegetables. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, and lemon juice. Then cook the chicken in a large saucepan for about 8-10 minutes.
What is Puerto Rican chicken and rice?
My mama’s famous Puerto Rican chicken and rice, also known as arroz con pollo, is made in one pan with homemade adobo seasoned chicken sofrito and savory rice. This comforting dish is easy to make and the perfect nourishing weeknight meal. You’ll make this recipe again and again!
How do you cook Mexican Vigo rice?
Add 5 cups of water to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add 2 tablespoons of canola oil and 2 8 oz packages of Mexican Vigo rice, stirring while boiling until the rice has absorbed all of the water. Put the chicken back in the pot, then add the peas and carrots.

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