Arroz Con Pollo

This classic dish is protein-rich and flavorful. Consider chicken thighs instead of breasts for a heart-healthy swap.

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Serves8 (1 1/2 cups each)
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  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat, and brown chicken on both sides- about 4 minutes per side.
  2. Add green pepper, onion, and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato, chicken broth, bay leaf, and black pepper.
  4. Add rice, stir well, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes longer, or until all liquid has been absorbed and chicken is tender.
  5. Add peas, continue cooking until heated through.
  6. Serve one piece of chicken with 3/4 cup rice mixture. Or remove chicken from the bone and stir it back into the rice.

Recipe Tips

Substitute chicken with 2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into larger cubes.

Add 1/2 cup sliced green or black olives for additional flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Arroz Con Pollo
Amount Per Serving (1 1/2 cups eachg)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 578mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 33%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 3%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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