- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 152.7
- Total Fat: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 35.7 mg
- Sodium: 805.3 mg
- Total Carbs: 20.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 12.0 g
Arroz con pollo (Colombian chicken with rice)Submitted by: RUTHXG
IntroductionA pilaf that is nutritious, savory, easy, & soooo good. I grew up in Colombia, & this tastes like home to me. My Colombian husband & our Colombian friends love it too! A pilaf that is nutritious, savory, easy, & soooo good. I grew up in Colombia, & this tastes like home to me. My Colombian husband & our Colombian friends love it too!
1/2 large chicken breast, bone and skin removed
6 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed
2 large carrots
2 jalapeno peppers
3 green onions
1 c. frozen peas
1 1/2 c. long grain white rice
2 1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 T. ground cumin
2 t. ground turmeric
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
generous shake black pepper
3 1/4 c. chicken broth
Chop the carrots and onions; dice the jalapenos & remove most of the seeds (depends on how much spiciness you like--mine is spicier than the way this dish is made in Colombia). Put veggies & rice, along with the peas & seasonings, into a Dutch oven or another large pot with a tightly fitting lid.
Cut up the chicken pieces into largeish chunks & add to pot. Measure broth, add, & stir everything together. Cover, bring to boiling, turn heat to low & cook (without peeking!) for 25-30 minutes.
At the table I like to add a bit of good Mexican salsa to my own serving, but many Colombians like a dash of ketchup on their arroz con pollo.
About 12 servings.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUTHXG.
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this is a great way to start your week. i should post a picture because all my friends absolutely loved it!! - 7/24/11
Reply from RUTHXG (7/24/11)
I'd welcome a picture! Glad you all liked it!
where does the rice come in?? - 4/27/11
Reply from RUTHXG (5/5/11)
Oops, I can't believe I left it off! Rice just goes into the pot with everything else--broth + veggies + spices.
this sounds wonderful. i will definitely have to try it and surprise my colombian husband with some of his own food! when i want colombian food, he normally has to cook it for me, but i'm glad to see some colombian inspired recipes here. he tends to handle more heat than most colombians i know! - 4/14/09