Arroz con pollo, or chicken cooked with rice, is a common dish in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. We use quick-cooking brown rice here to help you get this on the table in just 40 minutes. Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add half the chicken pieces, skinned-side down. Cook until browned on one side, 4 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken; transfer to the plate.

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  • Add onion, garlic and tomato sauce to the pot and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add broth and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Stir in rice, return the chicken to the pot, cover and simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, 8 minutes. Stir in vegetables, cover and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve the chicken over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 87 mg cholesterol; 720 mg sodium. 483 mg potassium; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 30.7 g protein; 3517 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 33 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 66 mg magnesium;

Reviews (10)

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
I made this with a deboned rotisserie chicken skin removed and added green chile......then topped the final product with diced avocado...ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and low-sodium!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2013
I followed the recipe but used red yellow and red peppers with carrots instead of frozen veggies. I added it with the broth and let them cooked until tender and then added the rice. Delish! Pros: One pot dinner Cons: Make sure your chicken is cooked thru Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2012
This was sinfully delicious!! I couldn't belive this was healthy. I didn't change a thing except I couldn't find the quick cooking brown rice so I used the regular one. Totally worth the wait. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2012
Easy to prepare Followed the recipe except I used drumsticks only and added some cumin. It turned out quite well. I thought it was very tasty. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Not a "Quick Weeknight Meal" I was excited to try this recipe out when I got the new issue in the mail this week and was a little frustrated with the length of time necessary for fully cooking the chicken after reintroducing the chicken back into the pot (with the onion/garlic/tomato sauce/broth mixture). The recipe states that you should be able to cover and cook (at a simmer) the browned chicken pieces for about 8-10 minutes but I found that my medium-sized drumsticks took over 50 minutes in the pot to be plate-ready. With prep time for the meat and onions etc. this dish ended up taking over an hour from start to finish. I really enjoyed it and felt like it was an easy dish to make with great flavor; I just wish that I hadn't picked a busy tuesday night after work to make it. (Also it really benefits from a little chopped cilantro at plating) Pros: Good basic flavor easy to prepare Cons: Takes much longer to cook than stated in recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Delish I made this recipe last night and chose to use boneless/skinless chicken thighs. I also added in some additional spices (cumin chili powder) for extra flavor. The next time I make it I will omit the 2T of oil called for in the recipe. The result was way too much oil. Overall a great recipe. Tasted like I had slow simmered it all day! Pros: Wonderful flavor Cons: A little bit oily Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Qucik and Delicious I made this for dinner tonight. It was very quick. I made a couple changes. I used bonelss skinless chicken breasts and browned them in my pan. I did not have an onion or a clove of garlic so I sprinkled garlic powder onion powder and black pepper on the breasts as they cooked. I followed the rest of the recipe as instructed adding some dehydrated onions to the tomato sauce and omitting the vegetables. Served with a salad this made a dleicous hearty meal that was very good. Pros: easy flavorful low sodium healthy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2011
ok followed the recipe used drum sticks. it was edible but not fantastic. the frozen vegetables were not a hit. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Modified to taste and it turned out great! I used boneless Chicken breast because I didn't have any drumsticks or thighs in my freezer. I modified the recipe a little bit to make it more authentic. I added cumin 3 bay leaves and dried oregano. I thought the frozen vegetable were good I used them to save time so that I did not have to chop up celery carrots and peppers which are traditional for this dish. Overall I really enjoyed this dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Big hit This was a big hit for my family I only used about a half of a tablespoon of oil though I think to much more and it would be greasy. Read More