Arroz con Pollo

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Quick Facts

Servings: 14
Prep Time: 60 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Total: 2 hr. 30 min.
Nothing tastes homier than this hearty dish similar to paella.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil, more if needed
  • 2 2.5 lb frying chickens, cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 chorizo sausages
  • 4 cups uncooked long-grain rice, divided
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Mexican saffron, crumbled
  • 6 cups chicken stock, more if needed
  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 10 ounces frozen sweet peas, defrosted
  • 4 ounces pimiento strips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  • When warm, add chicken and sprinkle with salt. Brown chicken and transfer to large ovenproof baking dish.
  • Brown chorizo in same skillet and then add to baking dish; mix chicken and chorizo.
  • Layer half of the rice over the chicken-chorizo mixture.
  • In same skillet, sauté garlic, onion, and bell pepper until softened.
  • Spoon vegetables over rice in baking dish, and top with remaining rice.
  • In a bowl, mix together saffron and chicken stock and pour over rice. Top with chopped tomatoes.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil and cook for 1 ½ hours, longer if needed.
  • Garnish with peas and pimento strips and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 498
  Calories from Fat 159 (32%)
(27%)Total Fat 18g
(26%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(25%)Cholesterol 75mg
(38%)Sodium 923mg
(19%)Potassium 669mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
(10%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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