• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Arroz con Pollo “chicken with rice” bursting with robust flavor, succulent chicken, tender rice and customizable add-ins! It may look fancy, but this complete meal-in-one bakes all in one pot for an easy dinner any night of the week. The juicy chicken and seasoned rice simmer with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, peas and olives for a flavor explosion in every bite. You can also customize your Arroz con Pollo to your family tastes with different veggies or add-ins. NOTE: this is not traditional Arroz Con Pollo specific to a certain region, but my own version which shares a similar flavor profile.

    Ingredients

    • 1 TBS Each dried oregano, ground cumin
    • 2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, salt
    • 1 1/2 tsp EACH ground garlic powder, onion powder
    • 1 tsp EACH ground coriander, chili powder, pepper
    • 1/2 tsp EACH dried thyme, ground turmeric
    • Pinch - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
    • part Spice Mix (in directions)
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (skin removed)
    • 4 chicken drumsticks (skin removed)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion (diced)
    • 1 green pepper (diced)
    • 1 tablespoon drained capers (optional)
    • 2 cups basmati rice (well rinsed and drained)
    • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons reserved Spices (in directions)
    • 1 12 oz. jar roasted red bell peppers (drained and chopped - optional)
    • 1 15 oz. can can fire roasted diced tomatoes (well drained)
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives
    • 1 cup frozen petite peas (thawed)
    • chopped cilantro

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 410 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 12 g 18.51%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 10.57%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.28%
    • Sodium: 223 mg 9.31%
    • Calcium: 18 mg 1.76%
    • Potassium: 130 mg 3.7%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.64%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 66 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.57%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 16.59%
    • Vitamin C 15.68%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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