Arroz Con Pollo -- Mi Favorito

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe has never failed me. It tastes like comfort food, but looks fancy enough for a dinner party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut each chicken in 6 pieces.
  2. Wash and wipe dry.
  3. Combine oregano, pepper, and 2 tsp salt.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with mixture.
  5. Let stand 10 minutes.
  6. In dutch oven, heat olive oil over med heat.
  7. Brown chicken, a third at a time, until golden brown.
  8. Turning often with tongs.
  9. This takes about 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  11. Cut pepper into quarters, then in lengthwise strips, 1/4 wide.
  12. To drippings in dutch oven, add onion, garlic, green pepper, bay leaf, and red pepper.
  13. Saute until onion in tender.
  14. About 5 minutes.
  15. Crush saffron threads.
  16. Add saffron with 2 tsps of salt and the rice to the dutch oven.
  17. Cook until rice is lightly browned.
  18. About 10 minutes.
  19. Add undrained tomatoes and chicken broth.
  20. Arrange browned chicken pieces over rice mixture.
  21. Bring just to boiling, uncovered.
  22. Bake in oven at 350 F, tightly covered for 1 hour.
  23. Remove from oven; add 1/2 cup water.
  24. Do not stir.
  25. Sprinkle peas and olives over top.
  26. Drain pimientos; Cut in 1/4 inch strips.
  27. Arrange strips over top.
  28. Bake, covered, 20 minutes longer, or until chicken is tender, peas are cooked and rice has absorbed all liquid.
  29. Remove from oven.
  30. Let stand, covered 10 minutes.
  31. Serve from dutch oven.


Most Helpful

Very good. I'm not crazy about peas, so I substituted frozen whole Kernal Corn. Kids and wife loved it.

williamcampbelljr February 21, 2010

Fabulous! Loaded with wonderful flavor. I will definitely be adding this to my repetoire. Thanks!

DeSouter March 15, 2006

I was not crazy about this recipe at all - I'm not sure what it was, but the combination of seasonings wasn't appealing to my family. None of us ate anything but the chicken, and ended up throwing the whole batch out.

Columbus Foodie February 14, 2006

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