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.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories per serving 409 kcal
Author Oriana Romero


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. 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.

  4. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the rice and toast for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  5. Add chicken broth, onion mixture, cooked chicken, saffron (or seasoning) and mix well.

  6. When the saffron is well blended, add the vegetables; mix. Cook, over medium-high heat, until most of the liquid has evaporated.

  7. When the liquid has evaporated cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  8. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken with Rice Spanish Style - Arroz con Pollo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 552mg23%
Potassium 707mg20%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 4015IU80%
Vitamin C 70.4mg85%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.