Arroz con Pollo/Chicken and Rice

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Don’t you just love a well rounded meal that can be done in one single skillet? I do! This “Arroz con Pollo” has all the component for a satisfying a nurturing meal: Protein, grains and veggies. Not to mention is absolutely delicious! This is a very nostalgic dish for me because I grew up eating it and it reminds me of family. Every time I make it, I go back to the weekends at my grandfather’s house waiting for Arroz con Pollo to be served.

This is a very popular dish in all Latin America and every family has it’s own recipe and way to season it and making it. This is the way my family makes it. We make a sauce with very ripe roma tomatoes, onions and garlic and season it with chicken bullion, cumin, salt and pepper. Very simple but incredibly delicious.

This is what you need to make Arroz con Pollo

Bone-in, Skin-on Chicken thighs

Roma tomatoes



Spices: Chicken bullion, cumin salt and pepper.

Long grain rice

Frozen peas and carrots

Bell Pepper

Cilantro for garnish

What you need to know before you make this recipe

I know some people don’t like to struggle with bone-in chicken (example A: my husband) so you can totally use boneless chicken thighs. You can also cut the chicken into bite size pieces and stretch this dish to feed a lot of people. My family did this all the time! it was too many of us to feed at once but Arroz con Pollo always saved the day.

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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