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Josephine's Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

Rated as 3.35 out of 5 Stars

"Savory chicken and rice side dish that will compliment any table, and will be loved by your family."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 670 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan saute chicken, onions, olives and capers over medium heat. Pour in a little juice from the olives to add more olive flavor. As the onion begins to turn clear and the chicken begins to brown, add tomato sauce. Saute mixture until everything is lightly cooked. Reduce heat to low.
  2. In a small saucepan melt shortening over medium heat; add achiote seeds. When the shortening turns red remove it from the heat and strain out the seeds. Mix oil into chicken/tomato mixture. Add the boiling water to the mixture, increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil, stirring well.
  3. Add the rice to the boiling mixture and continue to boil for about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, or until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 670 calories; 15 g fat; 106.1 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; 52 mg cholesterol; 616 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Fabulous. I made it with chicken breasts and substituted Sazon con culantro y achiote for the achiote seeds. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Most helpful critical review

Sorry, but this was about the most tasteless rice and chicken recipe I've ever had. A lot of work for little in return.

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Fabulous. I made it with chicken breasts and substituted Sazon con culantro y achiote for the achiote seeds. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

My family is Puerto Rican and we eat this all the time. It is so yummy. I will be making this today.

soooo good!!!

My family loved it!!

Reminds me of a similar recipe by Daisy Martinez (PBS chef). Great chicken recipe! I make this with a whole chicken, cut up. Everyone in my family gets his/her favorite piece.

Sorry, but this was about the most tasteless rice and chicken recipe I've ever had. A lot of work for little in return.

To make this recipe work, you have to cut the rice down to 1 1/2 cups and add at least 1 more cup of liquid. I used a can a chicken broth. If you can't find achiote seeds, buy Achiote y Culant...

This is the best chicken and rice dish I've ever had!!!! Awsome!!!

Great flavor but my rice wasn't done.