Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)


The classic Caribbean and Spanish meal — arroz con pollo — is a popular staple in the Caribbean kitchen. Our chicken and rice recipe is extra special with the addition of Sazón Goya with Azafran, which adds color and flavor derived from our unique saffron spice blend. Make arroz con pollo tonight — everyone loves an easy rice and chicken dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 (3 1/2) pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces

  • Goya Adobo with Pepper, to taste

  • 3 tablespoons Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped

  • ¾ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Goya Minced Garlic

  • 1 ½ cups Canilla Extra Long Grain Rice

  • 1 packet Goya Powdered Chicken Bouillon

  • 1 packet Sazon Goya with Azafran

  • 3 cups water

  • ¼ cup Goya Pitted Alcaparrado, sliced

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar Goya Fancy Sliced Pimientos

  • ½ cup Goya Frozen Peas, thawed


  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season chicken with adobo. Heat oil in a caldero, or large heavy pot, over medium heat. Cook chicken in batches until brown on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes; set aside.

  2. Stir onion, peppers, and garlic into the pot; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add rice, bouillon, and Sazón to pot. Cook, stirring constantly, until rice is completely coated in oil mixture, about 1 minute.

  3. Stir in 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Add alcaparrado and chicken (skin-side up) to the pot. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer until water is absorbed, rice is tender, and chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.

  4. Fluff rice using a fork and garnish with pimiento strips and peas to serve.

Cooking Tip From La Cocina Goya:

Save time and add flavor with Goya Pitted Alcaparrado! Goya Pitted Alcaparrado is the perfect blend of olives, pimientos, and capers that adds a special briny flavor to this arroz con pollo recipe and many of our other favorites, like beef stew and ropa vieja. But what makes it even more special: This convenient jar saves us valuable time in the kitchen. We simply spoon the veggies onto our cutting board, give them a quick chop, and we're on our way — no pitting or mixing required!

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