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Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

172 Ratings
172 Ratings
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skinless chicken pieces with vegetables in a skillet
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This one skillet meal makes a quick, tasty, and healthy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 chicken (whole, cut up, skin removed)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup peas
  • salt (to taste, optional)
  • pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet heat oil and brown chicken on both sides.
  3. Add green pepper, onion, and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato, chicken broth, bay leaf, salt pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Add rice, stir well, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes longer, or until all liquid has been absorbed and chicken is tender.
  7. Add peas, cook until hot.

Notes

Source:

University of Illinois, Extension Service, Wellness Ways-Taste of the World.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (297g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 556
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Sodium 145 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 46 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 586 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 556
Total Fat 33 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8 g
Linoleic Acid 7 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.5 g
Omega 3 - EPA 13 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 66 mg
Cholesterol 94 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 30 g
Minerals
Calcium 46 mg
Potassium 586 mg
Sodium 145 mg
Copper 288 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 54 mg
Phosphorus 337 mg
Selenium 26 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 119 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mcg
Vitamin C 32 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 21 mcg
Folate 123 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 12 mg
Choline 105 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Grains 1 ounces
Protein Foods 4 1/2 ounces

Write a review

I was taking spanish lessons and wanted to make a spanish dish. The rice was so very good and the chicken was flavored all the way through. My husband love it, I'm going to make it on our anniversary.
11/16/15
I made this one night after work, the rice was the flavorful rice I have ever had. My family ate it up. I will make this again.
11/16/15
IT WAS GREAT JUST WHAT I NEEDED FOR MY DIET,
12/16/12
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