chicken with rice (arroz con pollo)

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By Lynnda Cloutier
from Mission Viejo, CA

A classic from El Zorro's restaurant.

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken with rice (arroz con pollo)

  • 3 lbs. frying chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup peas

How To Make chicken with rice (arroz con pollo)

  • 1
    Wash chicken, pat dry and cut into 8 pieces. Remove skin if desired. Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in deep skillet over high heat. Fry chicken about 15 minutes til browned on both sides. Remove chicken and sauté chopped onions, minced garlic and rice in juices over medium heat til lightly browned.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, chicken broth, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix well. Increase heat and bring to boil. Return chicken to skillet; lower heat, cover and simmer about 25 minutes til chicken is fully cooked (no pink) and rice is tender. Add water if needed to keep rice moist.
  • 3
    Mix in peas, cook 5 more minutes and serve with warm tortillas. Serves 4 From El Zorro’s Restaurant

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