Arroz con Pollo


       Prepared Arroz con Pollo
       (photo by Kobako CC BY-SA 2.5)

Number served:

Ingredients:

  • chicken (fryer) - 1 unit
  • vegetable oil - 1/3 cup
  • water - 16 fl
  • brown onions (peeled and chopped) - 1/2 cup
  • green pepper (seeded and chopped in strips) - 1/2 cup
  • white rice - 1 cup
  • tumeric - 1/3 teaspoon
  • chicken broth (canned) - 1 cup
  • frozen peas - 1/2 cup

Directions:

Heat oil in a large skillet over moderately high heat. Add lightly salted chicken pieces and brown on all sides for about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add 1/3 cup of water and simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Remove chicken and juices from pan and set aside. Return 3 tablespoons of liquid to pan, add onion, rice and green pepper and cook over moderately high head stirring occasionally until mixture is lightly browned. Return de-fatted remaining pan juices to pan with two cups of water, tumeric, 1 tsp. Salt, pepper, broth mix and pimiento.

Bring rice to a boil, arrange browned chicken on top. Reduce heat to moderately low, cover and cook 10 minutes. Sprinkle peas over chicken, cover and continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes.

Get creative: based on the statistics of over 100,000 recipes, here are some other ingredients that are commonly used with the ingredients in this recipe that you might want to experiment by adding one or two of the following (amounts adjusted assuming you making 4 servings):

  • sweet red onions : 2 tablespoon
  • soy sauce : 1/4 teaspoon
  • garam masala : 1/4 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds : 1/4 teaspoon
  • frozen corn : 1/4 cup
  • celery : 1/4 cup
  • kale : 1/4 cup
  • chili powder : 1/4 teaspoon
  • bean sprouts : 1/4 cup
  • carrots : 1/4 cup

Approximate nutrients
per serving
(% daily requirement):


  • riboflavin 169%

    frozen peas: 2%
    chicken broth: 160%
    chicken: 6%

  • iron 147%

    frozen peas: 14%
    chicken broth: 98%
    white rice: 4%
    green pepper: 3%
    brown onions: 2%
    chicken: 24%

  • vitamin_b12 81%

    chicken broth: 73%
    chicken: 7%

  • fat_mono_unsaturated 49%

    vegetable oil: 47%
    chicken: 2%

  • vitamin_c 33%

    frozen peas: 9%
    green pepper: 19%
    brown onions: 1%
    chicken: 1%

  • niacin 32%

    frozen peas: 2%
    white rice: 1%
    chicken: 28%

  • vitamin_k 29%

    frozen peas: 4%
    green pepper: 1%
    vegetable oil: 23%

  • protein 28%

    frozen peas: 1%
    chicken broth: 6%
    white rice: 1%
    chicken: 18%

  • vitamin_b6 26%

    frozen peas: 2%
    white rice: 2%
    green pepper: 3%
    brown onions: 1%
    chicken: 16%

  • fat_poly_unsaturated 26%

    chicken broth: 5%
    vegetable oil: 19%
    chicken: 1%

  • vitamin_e 19%

    vegetable oil: 19%

  • phosphorus 17%

    frozen peas: 2%
    white rice: 2%
    chicken: 12%

  • manganese 17%

    frozen peas: 4%
    white rice: 10%
    green pepper: 1%
    brown onions: 1%

  • pantothenic_acid 13%

    white rice: 3%
    chicken: 10%

  • carbohydrate 12%

    frozen peas: 2%
    white rice: 8%
    brown onions: 1%

  • energy_in_kcal 11%

    white rice: 2%
    vegetable oil: 6%
    chicken: 2%

  • cholesterol 11%

    chicken: 11%

  • copper 10%

    frozen peas: 3%
    white rice: 3%
    green pepper: 1%
    chicken: 2%

  • fat_saturated 8%

    vegetable oil: 6%
    chicken: 1%

  • choline 8%

    frozen peas: 1%
    chicken: 7%

  • thiamin 7%

    frozen peas: 4%
    chicken: 3%

  • magnesium 7%

    frozen peas: 1%
    white rice: 1%
    chicken: 3%