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Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)

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

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat 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. Add 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. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Notes

Source:

Wellness Ways Resource Book: Taste of the World
University of Illinois Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (297g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 360
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 33 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 46 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 618 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 360
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.3 g
Omega 3 - EPA 13 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 40 mg
Cholesterol 86 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 33 g
Minerals
Calcium 46 mg
Potassium 618 mg
Sodium 150 mg
Copper 251 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 57 mg
Phosphorus 370 mg
Selenium 30 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 66 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.8 mg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg
Vitamin C 26 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 20 mcg
Folate 123 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 14 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

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

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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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