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One-Dish Chicken & Rice (Asopao de Pollo)

September/October 2007

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (90 votes)

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



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

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

03/01/2010
Anonymous

This looks like a pretty good recipe but just a heads up--living in Puerto Rico, the essential ingredients in any Puerto Rican seasoning is garlic, onion, peppers, tomato and cilantro (also culantro if you can find it--a stronger flavor cousin to cilantro). Other layers of flavor to add would be a bay leaf, briny things like olives and capers as they added here, and also a bay leaf as well as oregano. I'll try this recipe but add some winter squash, bay leaf and definately garlic. You would also find some kind of pork fat in the dish---so you could sautee your veggies in a little bacon for an extra layer of flavor. They use a long light colored pepper--a cross between a aneheim and a green pepper. Hard to find here.

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02/26/2010

I only gave it the 4 stars, because I did a bit of alteration. I made it with what I had on hand and missed out on the fresh ingredients. I subed a can of Rotelle chiles and tomatoes for the peppers and tomatoes. I didn't have any fresh cilantro or lime. Even with these poor subs, it was a tasty winter stew. I'm looking forward to making it with all the fresh veggies. I also added some leftover beans and peas for extras. I think any veggie would be good.

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02/01/2010
Anonymous

This is delicious - like a yummy, savory tomato risotto. I thought the poblanos would be spicy so just used 2 - would use the recommended 4 next time or substitute it with green pepper to add some crunch. I also added some grilled squash/zucchini to add a little extra veg to the dish. My husband and I loved it!

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