Chicken with rice, or arroz con pollo, is a staple at our house. This dish is highly seasoned with cumin, ginger, garlic, and a great deal of cilantro. We like it best when it is made with chicken wings.

Jacques Pepin
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a pot large enough to hold chicken wings in a single layer. Add chicken wings; cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Turn wings with tongs; cook until second side is browned, about 8 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl using tongs.

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  • Stir onions, garlic, and ginger into the drippings in the pot; cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in rice and cumin. Add water, 1 1/2 cup cilantro stems, tomatoes, sriracha sauce, and salt.

  • Return wings to the pot. Bring broth to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice and wings are tender, about 30 minutes. Garnish with remaining 1/2 cup cilantro stems.

Cook's Note:

If you buy whole wings, remove the tips and save them for stock; cut the remaining sections apart so you have two meaty pieces. In my market, I can usually buy my wings already trimmed.

Editor's Note:

From "Poulets and Legumes: My Favorite Chicken & Vegetable Recipes" (2016) by Jacques Pepin. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin Books. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; 13.8 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 937 mg sodium. 46.3 g carbohydrates; 18.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2017
I was looking for a recipe which used cilantro. This was delicious. I did it set tomato sauce as I didn't have any chopped tomatoes. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2017
I was looking for a recipe which used cilantro. This was delicious. I did it set tomato sauce as I didn't have any chopped tomatoes. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2017
I was looking for a recipe which used cilantro. This was delicious. I did it set tomato sauce as I didn't have any chopped tomatoes. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2017
So incredibly satisfying! It might sound like a lot of cumin but the other ingredients mellow that assertive spice out. A quick and easy winner winner chicken dinner!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
Amazing!! Few changes I made...I used 3 chicken breasts (sliced) and added chicken stock when cooking. Read More
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09/06/2019
Awsome delicious Read More