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Juicy cuts of chicken get cooked alongside rice, onion, tomatoes and broth in this irresistible one-pot dish that pulls inspiration from the Puerto Rican arroz con pollo. For added fiber, brown rice stands in for the white rice typically used.

EatingWell.com, August 2022


Credit: Ali Redmond

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; stir well to coat.

  • Heat oil in a large high-sided pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken; cook, turning once, until golden brown on each side, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate, leaving the juices in the pan. Add bell pepper, onion, olives and garlic to the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Add broth, stirring to scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Stir in rice, tomatoes, bay leaves and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Place the chicken on top of the rice; bring the mixture to a light boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, half covered, until the rice is tender, most of the liquid is absorbed and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, about 60 minutes. Remove from heat. Add peas on top of the chicken and rice; cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 1/3 cups rice & 1 piece chicken
514 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 56g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 4g; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; cholesterol 125mg; vitamin a iu 1246IU; vitamin b1 thiamin 1mg; vitamin b3 niacin 11mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 37mg; vitamin d iu 4IU; vitamin e iu 3IU; folate 43mg; vitamin k 10mg; sodium 685mg; calcium 38mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 108mg; phosphorus 452mg; potassium 618mg; zinc 4mg; omega 6 fatty acid 3g; niacin equivalents 17mg; selenium 40mcg.