Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)


Arroz con Pollo (Puerto Rican Rice with Chicken)

Bone-in chicken adds a ton of flavor this Puerto Rican-style rice dish.


  1. 3 tablespoons canola oil
  2. 2 pounds chicken legs or thighs
  3. Kosher salt
  4. Feshly ground pepper
  5. 1 small white onion, diced
  6. 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  7. 2 tablespoons capers
  8. 12 ounces tomato sauce
  9. 1/2 cup Puerto Rican Sofrito
  10. 2 cups uncooked rice
  11. 4 cups water


What To Do! 

In a Dutch oven or large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper, and cook until all sides are brown, approximately 5 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside, reducing the heat on the skillet to moderate.

Add the onion and sweat for three minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the olives, capers, tomato sauce and sofrito and cook for five minutes. Add the rice, browned chicken and water and bring to a gentle boil over moderately high heat. Cook, uncovered, until the water is mostly absorbed, about 25 minutes.

Gently stir the rice, cover and cook over low heat for another 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and serve.

June 28, 2015

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