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One-Dish Chicken & Rice (Asopao de Pollo)

September/October 2007

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This Puerto Rican one-dish chicken and rice stew is rich in flavor.



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"I just made this dish. It was very tasty and easy. For me it is basically chicken and rice. You need to have a good cooking pot, I used a cast aluminum one. As one person noted, typical Puerto Rican food is not spicy hot. I enjoy PR food...
One-Dish Chicken & Rice (Asopao de Pollo) Recipe

15 Reviews for One-Dish Chicken & Rice (Asopao de Pollo)

03/12/2012
Excellent dish

My fiancee and I both enjoyed this a great deal. I did not have brown rice on hand, so we had to use white basmati. I also used a mix of 2 parts chicken breast to 1 part chicken thighs. I also added a chicken boullion cube to add a deeper flavor.

I would use a little less oregano than the recipe calls for. Plus I would double the green olives. We will definitely make this again.

Very filling and tasty
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03/04/2012
Anonymous
disappointing

My husband & I were both disappointed. Will not make this again.

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12/21/2010
Great for potlucks

This is a great recipe. I've made it a number of times. It makes a lot and is always a hit at potlucks. The only problem is that the simmering time in the instructions is way too short. Every time I've made it, it has had to simmer for well over an hour. So be sure to leave yourself extra time.

easy,tasty
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10/11/2010
Anonymous

I just made this dish. It was very tasty and easy. For me it is basically chicken and rice. You need to have a good cooking pot, I used a cast aluminum one. As one person noted, typical Puerto Rican food is not spicy hot. I enjoy PR food and I have lived in Mexico and love authentic Mexican with some heat. However not all Mexican food is hot either. It just depends on your preference. I prefer spicy hot as I love chili peppers so that is what I used but you can use sweet peppers as well. I used fresh jalapenos in place of the ones called for. Fresh ingredients is the key. I also added 2 bay leaves and some garlic. I used all the spices recommended but I did not measure, which I never do. I used more quantities of the spices than called for and I am glad I did, it made it very flavorful. Also, I added the cilantro while cooking, not after. I will say it was a lot of rice, so maybe 2 cups would be plenty. I also used many more olives than called for, which turned out perfect. Next time I will use more than just one tomato and maybe two large onions. A vegetable on the side would have been a nice touch. I might sauté some baby spinach and arugula and have that on the side when I heat up the leftovers.

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09/15/2010
Anonymous

This was a wonderful dish! I too always substitute; and used 4 chicken breast instead of thighs and 1 can of rotelle mexican with lime and cilantro instead of tomatoes. I used 3 of the microwave cups of already cooked minute rice brown rice and omitted the water and it only required 10 minutes of simmering instead of 40 (I'm always looking for shorter cooking time). It was fabulouso!

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