Arroz Con Pollo Y Frijoles

"From the back of a Rosarita Refried Beans can. Kids were amazingly excited about it. I went mild on the Ro-Tel."
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  • Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Spray large skillet with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken, skin side down, in skillet.
  • Brown on med-hi heat about 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove chicken from skillet.
  • Pour rice into skillet.
  • Brown rice in chicken fat over med. heat about 2 min., stirring constantly.
  • Add tomatoes and chicken broth; blend well.
  • Place chicken on top of rice. Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat; ocver and simmer 20 minute or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  • Drop beans by tablespoon into rice; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Heat an additional 5 minutes, or until beans are hot and cheese is melted.
  • Serve with chicken.

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  1. Likkel
    We loved this recipe! It had great flavor and was well received by all of the family. I only had one can of Ro-tel's so I used it and one can of diced tomatoes and it worked out well. Thanks CropperSteph for posting it! *I've just posted a lighten version of this recipe that substituted chicken breasts and some non-fat ingredients for those who are watching their calories.
  2. Mary N.
    I liked this meal. I especially liked the beans cooked over the rice with the monterey cheese on top. I will remember to do that with my other mexican dishes. I did not like the rotel tomatoes and only used one can and it was still way too spicy for me and I love spicy food. I will just use regular chopped tomatoes next time and adjust the spices from there. (Maybe add half a can of chopped chilies or add fresh salsa??) Otherwise this was great!


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