Puerto Rican Style Chicken and Rice

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

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  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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4 5

Tasty chicken dish. Will make again. Made for Newest Zarr.