Arroz con Pollo (Baked Chicken and Rice)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

A very flavorful and attractive dish. So easy if you have a large ovenproof skillet. Just transfer the whole thing from stove top to oven.

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  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In large oven proof skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Add chicken, brown on all sides, turning as needed for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken.
  5. Add onion, green pepper, tomatoes, garlic and rice.
  6. Saute 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
  7. Stir in broth, bay leaf, oregano, cayenne pepper and saffron.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. If skillet isn't oven proof or large enough, transfer to a 13 X 9 X 2 baking dish.
  10. Arrange chicken on top.
  11. Cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  12. Bake in 375 oven for 25 minutes or until chicken and rice are both tender.
  13. Add peas, and pimento or red peppers (if using) on top.