Arroz con pollo is the perfect one pot dinner recipe. Fragrant Spanish chicken and rice cooked with onions, peppers and peas is guaranteed to be a winner.
Keyword Arroz con pollo, Arroz con pollo recipe, Spanish chicken and rice
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Alida Ryder
8chicken pieces (drumsticks and thighs)
1red pepperde-seeded and finely chopped
3garlic clovesthinly sliced
2cupslong grain rice
1cup frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley to serve
lemon wedges to serve
Pat the chicken dry with paper towels then season with salt on both sides.
Brown the chicken on both sides in a deep pan or skillet. Remove and set aside.
Fry the onino and pepper until soft then add the garlic. Cook for another 30 seconds.
Add the spices and tomato paste and cook until the pan becomes dry.
Add the rice and stock. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken on top then cover and reduce the heat. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the frozen peas then simmer for another 10-15 minutes until the rice and chicken are cooked. At this point you can place the whole dish in a hot oven to cook for the remaining 10-15 minutes to ensure the chicken skin crisps up.
Finish the dish by garnishing with chopped parsley and lemon wedges before serving.