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Arroz Con Pollo (Spanish Rice)

“Arroz con pollo” means rice with chicken—and variations on this classic combination are a staple all over Latin America. It’s economical and wonderfully flexible; switch up the seasonings as you like and add bits of vegetables or herbs that you have on hand to the rice.

Servings 4
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Total Time: 1 hour


  • RICE
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium white onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 medium jalapeño chiles, stemmed, thinly sliced
    • 1-1/2 cups long-grain white or brown rice
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 2-1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 can frozen whole kernel corn
    • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, halved crosswise

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g 15%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Calcium 7%Iron 22%
Vitamin C 44%Vitamin A 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Mix 2 teaspoons chili powder, paprika, and salt in small bowl. Rub chicken with seasonings.
  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron or 2-inch-deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté, turning once, about 10 minutes or until browned. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add onion, garlic, and chiles to skillet; sauté 3 minutes. Add rice and remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomatoes with juice, and corn. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Arrange chicken on top of rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook about 25 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink near bone. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Stir peas in during last 5 minutes of cooking.


Just BARE® Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for Just BARE® Chicken Drumsticks. Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product.


A dash of hot chipotle chili powder would give a nice jolt and smoky aroma to the dish as well. In Spain, a pinch of saffron is often stirred into the rice to give it a yellow color and lovely fragrance. If you decide to use brown rice you may want to add an extra 1/4 cup broth.