Arroz Con Pollo Recipe: A Classic Latin Dish

Discover the traditional flavor of Arroz Con Pollo with this authentic recipe. Impress your guests with this delicious Latin dish.

Arroz Con Pollo is a classic Latin dish that is loved by many. This delicious dish is made with tender chicken, fluffy rice, and a variety of spices that come together to create a flavor explosion in your mouth. It is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion, and is sure to impress your guests. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make this traditional dish in the comfort of your own home.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the chicken to the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  4. Add the onions, garlic, red and green bell peppers to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.
  5. Stir in the rice, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the rice is lightly toasted.
  6. Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, and frozen green peas to the pot. Stir to combine.
  7. Return the chicken to the pot, making sure it is fully covered by the liquid.
  8. Cover the pot with foil and transfer it to the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the chicken is tender.

Tips and Tricks

  • If the chicken is too thick, you can pound it with a meat mallet to an even thickness before cooking. This will ensure even cooking.
  • If the liquid is absorbed too quickly, add a little more chicken broth or water to the pot.
  • If you prefer your Arroz Con Pollo to be spicier, you can add more paprika or cumin to the recipe.


  • You can also add other vegetables to the recipe, such as carrots, corn, or zucchini.
  • For a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with extra vegetables.

Arroz Con Pollo is a classic Latin dish that is both delicious and easy to make. By following this step-by-step recipe, you can create a traditional and authentic meal that is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. With the addition of spices, vegetables, and tender chicken, this dish is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro for a final touch of flavor.

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