The Classic Caribbean and Spanish Meal--Arroz con Pollo--is a popular staple in the Caribbean kitchen. Our chicken and rice is extra special with the addition of Sazon 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.

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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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  • Using paper towels, pat chicken dry. Season chicken with Adobo. Heat oil in caldero, or large heavy pot over medium heat. Cook chicken, in batches, until brown on all sides, 7-10 minutes; set aside.

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  • Stir onions, peppers and garlic into pot; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add rice, bouillon and Sazon to pot; cook, stirring constantly, until rice is completely coated in oil mixture, about 1 minute.

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

  • To serve, using fork, fluff rice; garnish with pimiento strips and peas.

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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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Delicious! I used real garlic instead of the goya brand and i added chopped red peppers. It was very good. very authentic. Reminded me of my mom's:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
good flavor. i didn't use all Goya products. the rice:water was not right and my rice was mushy... i think 2.5cups water is enough Read More
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  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Delicious! I used real garlic instead of the goya brand and i added chopped red peppers. It was very good. very authentic. Reminded me of my mom's:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
Delicious! I used real garlic instead of the goya brand and i added chopped red peppers. It was very good. very authentic. Reminded me of my mom's:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
So easy and so delicious! I would say the only changes I made were to use fresh garlic instead of the Goya minced and I didn't need the sliced pimientos for garnish. It was great without it. And I used boneless skinless chicken thighs which was what I had on hand. Next time I'll try cutting the oil down to 2 tbsp. to cut down on fat a little. But the whole family loved this and my kids can be pretty picky eaters. Two big thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
This recipe is delicious! I didn't have any of the Goya products used minced garlic and saffron strands. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2011
The fisrt time I made this it was salty and the rice was mushy. The Adobo chicken buillon sazon seasoning packet pimentos and alcaparrados ALL contain salt. When I seasoned the chicken I treated the adobo like it was salt (sprinkle VERY lightly). Also I used a small red bell pepperbin place of the pimentos and rinsed off some capers in place of the alcapparado. You can put the frozen peas in the rice before you pour the water in. I also increased the rice to 2 cups and used about 3&3/4) cups of water. It was so easy and came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
Absolutely Delicious!!! Extremely easy to make and cooks fairly quickly. Cheap meal that feeds alot of people and tastes great! Would def reccommend to others. Very authentic tasting. My only thing to point out is the chicken doesnt shred of the bone so at the end take a fork and pull apart chicken from the bones and mix in. That is if you prefer it that way. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2011
good flavor. i didn't use all Goya products. the rice:water was not right and my rice was mushy... i think 2.5cups water is enough Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
I very much plan on using this recipe A LOT from now on. I have always had a hard time figuring out how to make this dish this way but couldn't so would end up going to bodegas. Heh. I used chicken thighs less alcaparrado (only a few pieces from it) added some red pepper too. I didn't use all Goya products but it still all came out amazing. I added the peas in when the meal was still cooking. I found that worked out really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
I always go to GOYA for authentic latin food. I followed recipe exactly and this came out delish. Planning on making double this time and invite family over:) Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/28/2012
Easy recipe. Next time I will punch up the flavor by adding extra Onion and Garlic Powder to the chicken. I used an unfamiliar brand of rice and like others it came out mushy. I used 2.5 cups of water because I was using a large whole tomato (adds fluid) and it was still too much fluid. I also used olives stuffed with pimiento (8) and cut them up; mixed the peas in after 10 mins of cooking and used 1/2 a red and green bell pepper. It'll be GREAT the next time! Read More
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