Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken With Rice)
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 25mins
- 4 lbs skinless chicken breasts, bone-in (6 small)
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 chipotle chile (from canned chipotle in adobo sauce)
- 1 (14 ounce) can low sodium chicken broth
- 1 1⁄2 cups instant rice
- 1 1⁄2 cups frozen peas
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
- lime wedge, for serving
- Rinse chicken and pat dry.
- Combine oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle half of spice mixture over chicken and rub in with fingers; set remaining aside.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
- Add chicken and cook, turning, until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Place canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle and remaining spice mixture in a blender.
- Cover and blend until almost smooth; pour over chicken. Add broth.
- Cover and cook, 4 to 5 hours on low or 2 to 2-1/2 hours on high.
- After cooking for the time above, gently stir in rice, cover and cook on high, stirring once, 30 minutes.
- Turn cooker off, stir in peas, cover and let stand 15 minutes.
- Cut cherry tomatoes in half and toss with cilantro; serve over chicken and rice, with lime wedges on the side.
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