Arroz Con Pollo 1 Dish Meal

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe I came up with to use up a whole bunch of salsa that I made (see Leah's food processor salsa). My favorite mexican dish is Arroz con pollo, and have a hard time finding any restaurants that make it to my liking. This is a simple and delicious dish. Please note that this recipe uses rice that is already cooked.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat then add mushrooms, onion, and garlic. let cook for 2 minutes or so.
  2. season chicken with salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne- add to skillet, cook until chicken is brown on all sides.
  3. add salsa and rice stir frequently while the chicken continues to cook.
  4. Add chicken broth a little bit at a time, like you're making risotto(you probably won't need the whole amount of chicken broth because the rice is already cooked- the amount you need depends on what kind of salsa and rice you use).
  5. When chicken is cooked through and the surrounding rice is creamy, turn off heat and stir in cheese.
  6. Top with some chopped cilantro or parsley for a pop of color.


Most Helpful

Loved it!! Made subtle substitutions (pepper jack for regular, chili powder, which is cumin and cayenne, plus a few others) and added an 8oz can of tomato sauce because my salsa was on the watery/fresh side. SUPER EASY, super tasty....can't wait to make it again. THANKS!

ahuntingwwgo May 26, 2010

Very easy & quite good! I had leftover chicken & rice so it was really quick. Only change I will make next time is to add more of the vegetables. Wish I had this recipe when all my kids were little because of the ease & fabulous taste.

SB6 September 17, 2009

Excellent one-pot meal the whole family enjoyed. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs because we prefer them over breasts. I used Adobo Seasoning with Cumin and eliminated the salt and cumin. Added ground black pepper to taste I didn't use the cayenne pepper either because my salsa had just the right amount of heat without adding to it. We made this into a full meal by serving with pinto beans and tortillas. This made for a delicious dinner and was so quick and easy to prepare and cleanup was a breeze. My kinda meal. Thanks for sharing. It'll be made again because it received all thumbs up around our table.

Happy Hippie October 27, 2013

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