Puerto Rican Style Chicken and Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

A quick, easy and delicious one-pot meal from Joel Rodriguez, executive chef at San Juan's Ajili Mojili.

Top Review by rosslare

Incredibly tasty dish! The sofrito is the key. Wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place bell pepper, garlic, onion, tomato, 1/2 cup cilantro and cubanelle pepper in a blender or food processor; blend until mixed (you have now made sofrito).
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown chicken on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and saute 1 minute.
  5. Add the beer, sofrito (vegetable mixture) and 1/2 cup water.
  6. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat and cook 15 minutes. Do not let the liquid come to a boil.
  7. Add the peas and pimentos and cook 5 more minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and serve.

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