Chicken with Rice Spanish Style - Arroz con Pollo
This Chicken with Rice Spanish Style is a burst of mouthwatering flavors with each bite! It comes together in a flash and requires only one pot. Perfect weeknight meal that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup green pepper, chopped into small cubes
- 1 cup red pepper, chopped into small cubes
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
- 3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 cup rice
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon saffron or 1 packet of seasoning with saffron (see notes)
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots and green beans), unfrozen
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Saute onion, peppers, garlic and green onion for 3-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Remove from pan and reserve.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned. Remove from the pan and reserve.
In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the rice and toast for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add chicken broth, onion mixture, cooked chicken, saffron (or seasoning) and mix well.
When the saffron is well blended, add the vegetables; mix. Cook, over medium-high heat, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
When the liquid has evaporated cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
If you do not find/have the saffron you can use an envelope of this seasoning mix that is easy, and cheaper, to buy in any grocery store.
If you want you can use bone-in chicken, but the cooking time have to increase to make sure the chicken is cooked through.
Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4015IU | Vitamin C: 70.4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.8mg