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Arroz con Pollo

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Arroz con Pollo may be Spanish for "chicken with rice," but it really means so much more because of the extra touches we add. And, skin on or skin off, this tender chicken is going to bring loads of smiles to your dinner table!

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
What To Do:
  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic storage bag. Add chicken, and shake until thoroughly coated.  
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion, and celery, and cook 15 minutes, turning chicken occasionally to brown evenly.
  3. Add water, tomato sauce, paprika, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add rice, and stir until completely coated in sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  4. Add peas, cover, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until peas are heated through.



If you have the time, remove the skin from the chicken to reduce the amount of fat.

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My Mom use to make this when I was a kid. She never wrote the recipe down and I thought it was lost forever.

I got this recipe from my Spanish teacher's family years ago while in college in Illinous. However, I do not remember any tomato sauce in it, although there may have been fresh asparagus and some large chunks of diced fresh tomato. Also, I believe there was saffron in it. It was absolutely delicious! If it makes any difference, the family was originally from Cuba.

Lots of flavors and not high in fat. Delicious and easy to make

FYI "Arroz con Pollo" technically translates into "Rice with Chicken", not the other way around. Just sayin'...

Try making this w/chicken breast , scallions , claims ,mussels and scallops


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