Arroz con Pollo (Cubano)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 367.4
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,387.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 33.5 g

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Traditional Cuban cooking with less of the hassle! Traditional Cuban cooking with less of the hassle!
Number of Servings: 10


    Olive oil for frying
    5 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets/pieces (I generally just slice chicken breast halves into thick strips)
    1 small onion, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, crushed
    1/8 tsp cumin
    1/4 bunch fresh cilantro leaves (or equiv. dried)
    8 oz. tomato puree
    3 c. water
    3 chicken bouillon cubes
    2 c. saffron rice (I use Vigo brand, as that's what's available near me.)
    1 (14 oz) can of peas
    1 (2 oz) jar of pimientos, drained


Using a large skillet, heat oil over a medium high heat, then add chicken and fry until lightly browned. Stir in onion, garlic, and cumin. Continue cooking, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until onion is tender. Stir in cilantro and cook 1 minute.

Add tomato puree and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add water, bouillon, and rice and stir to mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to very low. Cover and simmer undisturbed for 30 minutes. Do not remove the lid or stir while rice is simmering.

Remove lid and carefully stir. Add peas and pimientos and mix through.

Makes about 10 very generously-sized portions.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYPOETESS.

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