Poultry, Spanish

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style Chicken and Rice)

Pollo con Arroz

Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style Chicken and Rice)

  • 2 tablespoon grape seed oil or olive oil for fryingimage
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 8 to 10 pieces of organic chicken drumsticks with skin on
  • 1 small sweet onion, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 plum tomatoes (about 1 pound) cored and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • 1-1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large, deep non-stick skillet heat oil to medium-high. Fry chicken turning over regularly until chicken browns about 10 to 12 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low, cover chicken and cook 7 to 8 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through. Then transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. imageTo the same skillet increase heat to medium-high and add onion, jalapeno, garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, cumin and saffron. Cook, stirring, until tomatoes break down, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the wine and simmer until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to high and add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in the rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with lid slightly open (see picture) and simmer until liquid is absorbed about 30 minutes. Fold the cilantro into the rice and fluff the rice with a fork. Return the chicken, cover and heat for 5 more minutes. Then serve.

Adapted from Food and Wine September 2014


6 thoughts on “Arroz con Pollo (Spanish style Chicken and Rice)

  1. I love Arroz con Pollo, thanks for reminding me Liuba. I haven’t had it for a very long time.

    Posted by Auburn Meadow Farm | December 14, 2014, 7:21 pm
  2. I haven’t made this in years! Thanks for reminding me! I remember I always included green olives…

    Posted by chef mimi | December 7, 2014, 4:44 pm
  3. That looks absolutely delicious. Such lovely flavours.

    Posted by Linda Duffin | December 2, 2014, 3:01 am
  4. Looks like a great recipe and something different for a change around this house. Tell me – what do you think of using a wild rice with this rather than white?

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | December 1, 2014, 4:52 pm

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