Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

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adapted from Virginia Lee, who adapted it from Smitten Kitchen, who adapted it from the now defunct Gourmet magazine *sniffle*

serves 4-6

Chicken
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp red chile powder
4 chicken breast halves

Rice
3 oz chorizo (or other savory sausage), skin discarded and sausage crumbled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp dried oregano
t tbsp paprika
1 tsp red chili powder (optional)
1 bay leaf
1 14 oz can chopped tomatoes with liquid (or 28 oz if you love tomatoes)
½ of a 12 oz bottle of non-dark beer (or a whole bottle of dark beer if you’re feeling frisky)
1 cup chicken broth (or however much you want)
2 cups long-grain white rice

Marinate chicken: Mix garlic with 2 tsp salt, red chile, vinegar, and oregano in a bowl.  Trim chicken and cut into chunks, then toss with marinade until coated.  Let sit for about half an hour while you prep the veggies for the rice.

Rice: Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic and cook, stirring until softened about 5 minutes.  Add cumin, oregano, paprika, 1 ¼ tsp salt, and bay leaf and cook, stirring, 1 minute.  Stir in tomatoes, beer, broth, and rice and bring to a boil, adding liquid if needed.  Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes, until rice is almost tender.

Chicken/Sausage: In the meantime, saute the sausage in some olive oil and throw it in with the rice.  Cook the chicken the same way until almost cooked through.  When the rice is almost done, mix in the chicken and let it simmer for a few more minutes to finish cooking.

*Note:  After finishing this post I was starving and decided to heat up some of the leftovers.  The without-a-microwave method is to put it in a baking dish (I always use my 8×8 le creuset), cover it in aluminum foil, and put it in a hot oven for about 10 minutes.  It works really well and I swear, this dish tastes even better today…

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§ One Response to Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

  • I love Arroz con Pollo, I tried this recipe and I think that it is great.

    I love it with Whole rise as well , as it a more healthy then the white rise.

    Thank you for sharing

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