Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken-N-Rice)

Lucia-Santos Hernandez


My family favorite Meal. back when i was young. my mom would buy a whole chicken. we knew what we were having for dinner. she would cut it all up (she used all of it).. Mom would fry all of it (she used Crisco shortening) then remove it from the skillet. Mom then added just a touch more of shortening. this was to fried the rice to a golden brown. i loved watching my mom cook. she added lots of love. grounded all the spices fresh. the whole house smelled great. We all sat at the table together. we would talk about our day. those were great times. my recipe is a little simpler an healthier hope

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4 to 6 servings


20 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


2 Tbsp
olive oil, light (can use any oil you prefer)
1 1/2 c
long grain rice, uncooked
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1 tsp
onion powder (or small onion chopped)
1/4 tsp
pepper ( can use white pepper if you want)
1 tsp
2 pkg
chicken broth (come in 32 oz)
1/3 c
tomato sauce (or you can use fresh chop tomatoes
4 small
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless cut in cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in 10 inch skillet (i use a 12 inch skillet). Once oil is hot put in chicken cubes. till brown or juices are clear. Remove chicken from skillet set aside.
use remaining oil in the skillet. stir in your rice. fried till golden brown add chicken and broth (start with about 1 1/2 cups of broth). stir
add your spices cumin, garlic, onion, pepper, salt. make sure you stir so it will not clump up. add tomato sauce andd stir let it come to a boil.
reduce heat to med low. cover, and simmer until rice is tender..about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let it stand for about 5 to 8 minutes. and let stand 5 minutes. then serve.
Serving suggestions. lettuce n tomato salad, refried pinto beans, i prefer flour tortillas than breads or rolls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #rice