Arroz Con Pollo With Salsa Verde (Rice and Chicken Casserole)

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

I think this one is from FoodTV but I don't remember which program. The smell while it cooks will have your neighbors stopping by for a "chat". It is a real crowd pleaser. Prep. time doesn't include marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix spice paste in a small bowl.
  3. Wash Chicken, pat dry.
  4. Rub chicken with spice paste, refrigerate 30 minutes, 60 is better.
  5. In a dutch oven heat remaining Oil over medium heat.
  6. Fry Chorizo'til crisp, remove, dry on paper towel.
  7. Add Chicken, skin side down, brown well on all sides.
  8. Remove, drain on paper towel.
  9. Make a sofrito, saute the Onion, Garlic, Bell Pepper, and Bay leaves'til they are almost disolved.
  10. Remove bay leaves.
  11. Stir in Rice, coat well with sofrito.
  12. Add Tomatoes and Stock.
  13. Season with salt and pepper.
  14. Place Chorizo and Chicken on top of rice mixture.
  15. Bring to a boil, simmer 5 minutes.
  16. Cover pot, transfer to oven.
  17. Bake 20 minutes'til rice is done and has absorbed the liquid.
  18. ---SalsaVerde---.
  19. Puree all salsa ingredients'til smooth.
  20. Garnish Arroz con Pollo with Salsa Verde and Green Olives just before serving.
Most Helpful

I substituted quinoa for arroz and it was a big hit!

Silkster June 13, 2013

Awesome recipe! Chorizo was a no go down here after I read pancreas & thymus gland on the ingredients of available chorizo so went with Walmart's Primio hot Italian sausage with good results. Skipped olive oil in rub - no loss & chilled rubbed chicken about 4 hours before browning in oil drained from cooking Italian sausage in water & poking the skins. Used yellow peppers from farmer's market & a 28 ounce can of petite dice tomatoes. Cooked rice separately & served on top of stew - garnished with cilantro - beautiful & unbelievably tasty! Thanks for posting Pierre (from Food 911 w/B. Flay) - I will definately ise this again & you saved me the trouble of posting!

Buster's friend August 09, 2007