Puerto Rican Style Chicken and Rice

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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

rosslare May 15, 2016

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

mightyro_cooking4u November 20, 2009

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