Arroz Con Pollo

"This is my version of my favorite Cuban dish. I use boneless skinless chicken breast instead of whole chicken. It makes it easier to prepare and eat, as well as a little healthier. This is one of my most requested dishes. I usually serve it with black beans, platanos maduros, and garlic bread."
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  • Slice each chicken breast lengthwise into 3 or 4 pieces.
  • Place olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot with a tight-fitting lid. Sauté chicken pieces over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Sauté onions and green peppers until onions are translucent. Add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Add tomato and cook two more minutes.
  • Add chicken stock and Goya or Vigo seasoning. Return chicken to pan. Add remaining ingredients and turn heat to high. Stir occasionally until stock starts to boil.
  • Cover pan and wait until steam starts to escape from under the lid. Immediately turn heat to low. Cook with lid on for twenty minutes. (Don't lift the lid or the rice won't cook properly).
  • Remove pan from heat. Remove bay leaf and stir to fluff rice. Replace lid and let sit about 10 minutes before serving.

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I'm a software engineer living in Wilmington, Delaware. I'm originally from the South (north Florida), so I was raised on good old Southern cooking. I started cooking when I was 7 and have always loved to experiment and put my own twist on the dishes I make. While traveling and living in different places I've discovered a number of wonderful cuisines - Cuban, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Indian, et al. I have a few dishes from each cuisine that I do really well. I love to experiment with recipes. One of my favorite things to do is figure out how a dish I like is made. If I have something at a restaurant that I really like I'll experiment at home until I come up with a creditable equivalent. It's great to be a member of this community. Where else could you find recipes from people living in every corner of the world? I love it! All of the recipes I've posted here are original unless stated otherwise in the description.
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