Introduction: Arroz Con Pollo (Rice With Chicken)
Arroz con Pollo is a very well-known dish from the Caribbean (especially in Puerto Rico). Every time my mother cooked this dish, I knew she wanted to serve us 'quick-delicious' food. Which is why I chose this dish as a Quick, Delicious, One Pot Meal. My mother sometimes added a side of cooked beans to accompany with the rice.
All Puerto Rican Recipes require sofrito (mine is homemade) but you can find it at your local store in the International/Hispanic aisle. Well-known brands are "Goya Sofrito", "Iberia Sofrito" etc. (watch my video on how to make it at home:
SOFRITO CONTAINS garlic, onions, cilantro, culantro, sweet bell peppers (red, green, yellow) - chopped into a fine paste in a food processor...
Step 1: Seasoning
6 chicken tenders - cut into bite-size pieces.
Added: salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Marinade the chicken for at least an hour *keep in the refrigerator*
p.s. you can add chicken breast, wings, legs, and thighs.
Step 2: Searing Chicken Tenders
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in 'caldero' or large pot over medium-high heat - sear chicken until golden brown on both sides.
Step 3: Take Out the Chicken Tenders and Add the Rest of the Ingredients
Take out the chicken tenders after searing 60 seconds on both sides - its okay if its not fully cooked.
Add the following ingredients:
- 2 Tablespoons Sofritos
- 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce or Crushed Tomato
- 1 pk Sazon Goya (great for coloring)
- 1 pk Chicken flavored (great for seasoning)
- A pinch of Black pepper
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
- 2 bay leaves
Cover the pot with a lid and wait till its start to boil... (keep the heat on medium-high heat)
Step 4: Almost There Just Add Rice and Chicken Tenders
Once it starts to boil add 3 cups of Long Grain White Rice and Chicken tenders in the pot.
Cover the pot with a lid and Cook for 25-30 minutes
Step 5: After 25-30 Minutes Stir the Rice
When the rice is dry, lower heat to the lowest and cover for 10 more minutes
Step 6: You Are DONE!
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