Chicken pieces of your choice simmered with rice, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and spices. This is a delicious and filling dish that you won't be able to get enough of!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot, not smoking. Add chicken pieces and saute until browned, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

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  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, then add onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).

  • Add rice and saute about 2 minutes, stirring, to coat the rice with the oil. Then add the reserved chicken, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, bay leaf, paprika and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition Facts

876.5 calories; protein 57.6g 115% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; fat 50.2g 77% DV; cholesterol 212.8mg 71% DV; sodium 348.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2006
To make this more like my Abuela's arroz con pollo I used a little less broth (we use about 1 1/2 cups total liquid per cup of rice) and a small packet of Goya seasoning con azafran instead of the paprika and pepper. It was great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2007
Well i thought i would try this but sorry we didnt like this very well at all.I will stick with my gram's recipe much more flavorfull.Thnx anyway Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2006
To make this more like my Abuela's arroz con pollo I used a little less broth (we use about 1 1/2 cups total liquid per cup of rice) and a small packet of Goya seasoning con azafran instead of the paprika and pepper. It was great! Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2006
This is a great foundation recipe - it can be taylored to fit many tastes. I found it took longer to brown the chicken but the rest of the recipe is pretty accurate. I did my own version: Substituted olive oil with canola oil; Supplemented the paprika with cumin; Used the chicken skin to flavor the rice and peppers then discarded the skin; Supplemented the bell pepper with 3 more serano peppers; Supbtituted whole tomates & liquid with diced tomatoes & liquid; Also I believe using my Le Cruset for this dish made it better than a regular pot. I think it will make good leftovers too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
This was a really tasty dish--my lover loved it. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and canned diced tomatoes with green chilis. This one is a keeper because we love Mexican dishes and this tastes quite authentic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
Wow; Incredible great recipe that I will make again and again. My changes..1 tsp cumin instead of paprika and rotel diced tomatoes with a small can of tomotoe sauce. Rice takes forever to cook in the dry air of Las Vegas so I thought the extra liquid would help and it did! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
First time making anything like this.....was delicious!! I also took out the paprika and replaced it with goya seasoning con azafran....was FANTASTIC!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2003
this recipe was really quick and easy. I had my dad over for dinner that night and it reminded us both of something my mother sed to make!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2008
I used boneless/skinless chicken thighs for this but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Really easy to prepare great weeknight dinner because of minimal prep. The taste was very yummy! I may try this in the crockpot next time. My family raved at how great this tasted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2007
I had a taste for the 'real' Spanish Rice and am I glad I searched this site. This recipe turned out so nice. I wanted to eat it all myself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2004
This is an AMAZING dish. I was skeptical about this dish due to the dejà-vu-ness of the ingredients but at the end the rice and chicken came out SO flavorful. I think the secret lies in the olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/22/2007
Well i thought i would try this but sorry we didnt like this very well at all.I will stick with my gram's recipe much more flavorfull.Thnx anyway Read More
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