Arroz con Pollo

This was fantastic. Tender, juicy, chicken that fell right off the bone. Nutty, brown rice with just the right touch of seasonings. This is definitely one I’ll come back to again and again.

Arroz con Pollo

Total Time: 1 hour

Arroz con Pollo

As I mentioned in the comments, I used a brown rice blend, but I think it would be equally good with any kind of rice.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 1/4 lbs chicken thighs (about 5), skin and excess fat removed
  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Add onion and cook on medium until soft. Add garlic and rice, stir to coat, and cook, stirring, about a minute. Add seasonings, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Place the chicken pieces on top. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the rice is tender, about 45-60 minutes.


  • 4 Responses

    1. says:

      This looks fantastic and simple to prepare. Did you use a brown and wild rice mixture?

    2. Heidi says:

      It’s a blend of brown and red rice with pearled barley and rye berries, made by texmati. It’s just what I had on hand. I think any kind of rice would work, but cooking times might vary depending on which variety you use, just make sure the chicken is cooked through.

    3. Kevin says:

      That chicken looks good!

    4. Gardenia says:

      Loved this recipe, very easy to make but I would suggest cutting the chicken broth down to 1 1/2 cups instead of 2 1/2 especially if you want it a little less soup-like otherwise it’s perfect the way it is :)