Arroz con Pollo [Rice with Chicken]

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 55 min.
A hearty one-pot meal. Leave the spice rub on the chicken overnight to infuse the poultry with flavor.


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 1 14.5-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can baby corn, drained
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream for garnish
  • 1 avocado, sliced for garnish
  • cilantro sprigs
  • Spice Rub:1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • Spice RubIn medium bowl or spice bag, mix together all ingredients. Add chicken and rub spices into all sides of chicken. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for least 1 hour.
  • Rice and ChickenOver medium heat in heavy 4-quart pot with cover, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Saute chicken, turning frequently, until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of oil to casserole dish. Mix in onion and garlic; saute for 3 minutes, or until translucent. Stir in rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken broth, roasted peppers, tomatoes with juice, black beans, corn and salt. Bring to simmer; add chicken back to casserole. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 20 minutes. Turn chicken and cook for another 20 minutes, or until juices run clear when thigh is pierced with tip of sharp knife and rice is tender. Add cilantro; transfer to serving dish and garnish with sour cream, cilantro sprigs and avocado slices. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 434
  Calories from Fat 216 (50%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(30%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(27%)Cholesterol 82mg
(22%)Sodium 531mg
(15%)Potassium 513mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 23g
* 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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