Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken With Rice)

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READY IN: 4hrs 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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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