1 hr 30 mins
Pesto lover's Note:
This is a typical rice and chicken dish in Spain, though every family has its own recipe. It is great for company, served with a salad. Though there are a lot of ingredients, this is easy to put together.
My Private Note
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- 1 chicken, cut up, each breast half should be cut into 2 portions
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaf, roughly chopped
- 2 cups converted rice (I use Uncle Ben's)
- 28 ounces canned tomatoes, broken up, and use liquid too
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 cup sherry wine
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1/3 cup black raisins (soak first if very dry)
- 1/2 cup green olives, stuffed with pimento
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup peas, frozen
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons turmeric (or achiote or saffron, for color)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 envelope of goya brand sazon picante sauce (or use 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper)
- 3 eggs, hard boiled, for garnish
- parsley, for garnish
- 11. Take skin off thighs and breast portions. Leave skin on drumsticks and wings.
- 22. Put oil and onion in a large, deep skillet (like a chicken fryer) or dutch oven, over medium heat. Add chicken and saute 5 minutes.
- 32. Add garlic and bell peppers, saute 3 minutes more.
- 43. Add everything else except garnishes. Bring heat to medium-high, stir and bring to a boil.
- 54. When it reaches a boil, cover and reduce heat to a high simmer. Cook approximately 35-40 minutes. It will still look slightly wet. Turn off flame and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with hard boiled eggs cut into 8 wedges each and parsley sprinkled over all.
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Nutritional Facts for Arroz Con Pollo
Serving Size: 1 (420 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 551.3
- Calories from Fat 182
- Total Fat 20.3 g
- Saturated Fat 4.4 g
- Cholesterol 112.2 mg
- Sodium 940.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 57.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
- Sugars 10.2 g
- Protein 22.0 g