Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz con pollo and salad
Valaer Murray

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts and 4 chicken thighs (or 1 whole chicken, cut up)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced of jalapeño
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup of long grain rice*
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or ½ tablespoon dried)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Once you've mastered the mechanics of this incredibly easy one-pot meal, you can change around the vegetables and spices to create seasonal, signature combinations, like mushrooms, peas, and thyme or carrots, broccoli, and ginger with a dash of soy sauce. Here, I chose more classic Mexican-inspired flavors to create one of Latin America's most popular comfort food dishes.

Directions

Cut the chicken breasts into 2 smaller pieces so that the chicken cooks evenly. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown the chicken pieces on both sides, then put aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

Sauté the onions, garlic, jalapeño, and tomatoes, and then push to the outside edges of the skillet. In the middle of the skillet, sauté the rice for a couple minutes, then add the water, and bring it up to boil. Stir in the oregano and bay leaves. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer, and add the cilantro (reserving some for garnish) and the chicken. Cover and cook on low heat for 25 minutes.

Garnish with the remaining cilantro and lime wedges.

 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

683 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

34%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 155g 238%
  • Carbs 184g 61%
  • Saturated 38g 192%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Monounsaturated 73g
  • Polyunsaturated 30g
  • Protein 143g 285%
  • Cholesterol 741mg 247%
  • Sodium 978mg 41%
  • Calcium 230mg 23%
  • Magnesium 265mg 66%
  • Potassium 2,593mg 74%
  • Iron 10mg 57%
  • Zinc 13mg 87%
  • Phosphorus 1,513mg 216%
  • Vitamin A 368µg 41%
  • Vitamin C 44mg 73%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 57%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 79%
  • Niacin (B3) 40mg 200%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 170%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 117µg 29%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 78%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin K 146µg 183%
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