Arroz Con Pollo 1 Dish Meal

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by SuperSpike

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.

Top Review by Happy Hippie

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.

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.

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