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    Arroz Con Pollo

    Arroz Con Pollo. Photo by Jenny Sanders

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Jenny Sanders's Note:

    I have updated this classic Mexican dish to be lower in fat and higher in fibre. It's just as delicious as ever, though! I use skinless, boneless chicken pieces where the original called for skin-on, bone-in chicken pieces. You can if you want, but I just don't think stewed chicken skin is enough of a thrill to justify the calories. Two breasts and six small thighs are the right amount of chicken to use. The quantity of chicken stock just conveniently happens to equal two 10-ounce tins, if that is your source.

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    1. 1
      Rinse the rice and drain it very well. Prepare the onion, pepper and garlic. Mix the chicken stock and tomato sauce and set aside.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet, over medium heat. Saute the chicken pieces until lightly browned on each side. Remove them to a plate and set them aside.
    3. 3
      Add the rice to the skillet, and toss it in the remaining oil. Saute the rice until half of it has turned opaque.
    4. 4
      Add the chopped pepper and onion, and continue to saute until the onion is soft and translucent.
    5. 5
      Add the garlic, saffron, salt and pepper, and saute for another minute.(You may add the saffron separately to the chicken stock and heat itand set aside to allow the saffron to release its flavor).
    6. 6
      Add the mixed chicken stock and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil.
    7. 7
      Return the chicken pieces to the pan. Cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
    8. 8
      Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, until the rice is cooked and most of the liquid absorbed.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2010


      Thanks so much for this recipe. I've made it a few times; with brown and white rice. I'm thinking of upping the tomato sauce ratio a smidge but found it great as-is.

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    • on November 05, 2008


      I made this for DH and myself last night and while the flavors weren't exploding I truly enjoyed this meal and so did DH. Simple to prepare, I did it in a electric skillet and it took about 30 minutes, but I did add a whole 900ml container of broth to get the rice to cook fully. We will definately enjoy this meal again. It would also be done without the chicken as a lovely side dish.

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    • on October 23, 2008


      This is a great base recipe! I also added a red pepper, onion, and mushrooms. It was delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Arroz Con Pollo

    Serving Size: 1 (231 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 478.8
    Calories from Fat 116
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 56.2 mg
    Sodium 358.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 63.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 25.8 g

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