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Chicken and Rice Recipe - Arroz con Pollo

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Arroz con pollo
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Arroz con pollo or Chicken and Rice is a standard main course in homes across Spain and Latin America. It's comfort food for many Spanish speakers, and it is popular because it is so tasty! There are many different versions, depending on whose grandma is cooking. So, this recipe is a basic version to start with.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 Servings


  • 1 small chicken (or 10 pieces chicken), cut into small pieces*
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into long strips
  • 2-3 cups medium grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (optional - for yellow coloring)
  • 4-5 Tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil


* Legs and thighs work well for this recipe because they are small and easy to stir.

This chicken and rice recipe makes 4-6 servings.

In a large frying pan or skillet, saute tomato, onion and pepper in olive oil. When onion is translucent, add pieces of chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes.

Add rice to pan, stirring to coat all the grains with the oil. Add chicken broth and turmeric, if desired. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered until the rice is cooked – approximately 20 minutes.

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 5 out of 5
First real meal I made, Member tuskgouge

Im 17 and i've never cooked a real meal before in my life. It turns out i have to cook for Spanish class though and i saw the food the other kids brought so i wanted to beat them and not bring easy to make kits. I went online looked up quick and easy spanish recipes and i found this site. I cooked this recipe and it was super easy and i brought it to school and it totally rocked. Well just wanted to make this account to say thanks and im on WOW my realm is Emerald Dream and tuskgouge is my name.

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