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One-Pot Meal Chicken & Rice Recipe (Arroz Con Pollo)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Surprise family and friends with this One-Pot Meal Chicken & Rice Recipe (Arroz Con Pollo)! What’s not to love about Arroz con Pollo? Arroz con Pollo is a combination of chicken with rice. It is a classic dish in Spain and Latin America.
Course: Dinner,
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: comfort food
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 452 kcal
Ingredients you’ll need to make Arroz Con Pollo
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 ½ pounds chicken boneless skinless chicken breast and legs
  • 2 tablespoon homemade sofrito
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup peppers any of your preference seeded and chopped
  • olives and capers
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce low-sodium
  • 3 ½ cups of water
How to make Arroz Con Pollo:
  1. Season the chicken with 2 tablespoons of my homemade sofrito or use substitute in Notes. Squeeze a small lime, stir and set aside to marinate for a few minutes and proceed with the next step:)
  2. Chopped the onion and peppers. I decided to use green, orange, yellow bell pepper, and a small jalapeno(optional). Have the rest of the ingredients ready and set aside!
  3. Place a heavy bottom pot over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Then, place the chicken (make sure the oil is really hot). Cook the chicken until all the pieces get a browned. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Next, add peppers, onion, cilantro, olives, and capers. Add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce (or you can use 1 tablespoon of tomato paste). I also added a teaspoon of soy sauce(make sure is low-sodium).
  5. Then, add 2 cups of white rice.* I like to rinse the rice with cool water before cooking(optional). Just make sure to remove all the excess water before adding the rice to the mixture.
  6. Bring to a boil and stir a few times to avoid the rice from sticking to the bottom and burn. This is when you can adjust the salt content to your liking (taste the water). This is also the perfect time to add some extra sofrito to add more flavor!
  7. Reduce the heat to medium-low, until the water starts to evaporate. As soon as all the water evaporates, stir one last time and cover the pot. Reduce the heat to the lowest level and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the rice is fluffy and tender.
Recipe Notes

If you want to make this right now and have no time to make my sofrito to seasoned the chicken I got you covered :)

Use a combination of:
3 garlic cloves minced
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Meal Chicken & Rice Recipe (Arroz Con Pollo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 306IU6%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.