Arroz con pollo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 430.0
  • Total Fat: 16.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,715.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 20.0 g

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A fabulous chicken and rice recipe--one skillet! A fabulous chicken and rice recipe--one skillet!
Number of Servings: 4


    6 Chicken Breast tenders
    Tablespoon Lime Juice
    Tablespoon Lemon juice
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    Tomatoes, 1 cup, chopped
    3 cups Chicken Broth or Bouillon
    1 tbsp canned Capers
    3/4 cup Peas
    15 Spanish Olives w/pimento
    1.5 cup, chopped Onions
    Garlic, 8 cloves
    3.5 tbsp Olive Oil
    1/2 tsp ground Oregano
    1 cup white Rice


Toss chicken pieces with lemon & lime juices and salt & pepper. Marinate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Pat chicken pieces dry, and sauté in small batches in a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium-high heat to brown. Remove pieces to a platter and reserve.

Add a little more oil to the pot, and sauté the onion, pepper and garlic till clarified but not brown.

Stir in the rice and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and stir well. Add the chicken pieces back in. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot and simmer on low heat 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and let rest, covered, 10 minutes. Add cilantro, toss all ingredients gently with a fork and serve.

Substitute a little beer or white wine for some of the stock or water if you like.

Use achiote oil instead of olive oil for a more authentically Caribbean dish. This gives the dish a yellowish hue.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LJRENOIRGIRL.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For P-Rican we boil the chicken in seasoned water, the rice is then added and cooked in the chicken water. ;-) - 5/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great dish! In Panama, we shred the chicken and use tomato sauce to flavor the rice and give it some color. - 1/6/08

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  • I use tomato sauce too I love to try new things - 1/26/08

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