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Arroz Con Pollo on a serving dish

Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo is a rice and chicken taste bud fiesta! A hearty mix of colors and flavors with a generous quantity of vegetables, so indulge away!
Course Main Course
Cuisine South American
Keyword Arroz con Pollo, Arroz Con Pollo recipe, how do I make Arroz Con Pollo, how to make Arroz Con Pollo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 806kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 5 Strips Bacon
  • 8 Chicken Thighs Bone and Skin On
  • To Taste Salt
  • To Taste Black Pepper
  • To Taste Dried Ground Cumin
  • 2 Cups White Onion Chopped
  • 2 Cups Green Bell Peppers Chopped
  • 6 Garlic Cloves Chopped
  • 32 Ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1-12 Ounce Dark Beer
  • 1-8 Ounces Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Bijol Powder
  • 3 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Ground Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups Converted Rice
  • 1 Cup Frozen Petite Peas


  • Saute bacon in a large pan.  When cooked remove bacon from pan and chop. Meanwhile, season chicken thighs generously with salt, pepper, and cumin.  Increase temperature of the pan that has bacon fat still in it to medium-high. Add chicken and brown chicken well on both sides. Remove chicken to a platter and set aside.
  • In same pan add onion and pepper and saute until veggies are soft and onion is translucent. Add chopped garlic and continue to cook about 3 minutes.
  •  Add chicken broth, beer, tomato paste, Bijol, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pe, per and chopped bacon. Stir in rice. Add chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and chicken is tender. Toss the peas into pan and cook an additional 5 minutes or until peas are heated through.
  • Serve family style, on a large platter, rice piled in the center and chicken on top. YUM


Calories: 806kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1513mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 66.2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 5mg