Skillet Arroz Con Pollo

Looking for Spanish-style dinner tonight? Then check out this chicken, bell pepper and rice dish that’s ready in just 40 minutes.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive oil
4
chicken legs, skin removed
4
chicken thighs, skin removed
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
cup uncooked converted or regular long grain white rice
1/2
cup sliced green onions
1/2
cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1/4
teaspoon turmeric or saffron
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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  • 1 Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. Move chicken to side of skillet. Add remaining ingredients; blend well. Place chicken in rice mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Turn chicken; cover and simmer an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.
  • 1 Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook until browned on all sides. Move chicken to side of skillet. Add remaining ingredients; blend well. Place chicken in rice mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Turn chicken; cover and simmer an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Arroz con pollo is Spanish for "rice with chicken."

Saffron, the world's most expensive spice, is the aromatic stamen (threads in the center of the flower) of a certain crocus. A single pound of saffron requires the stamens from 80,000 crocuses. Saffron is sold in minute quantities, often in little clear glass or plastic vials. It's best to buy it in whole threads rather than ground so you can be sure of what you're getting (ground mixtures may be adulterated with inexpensive substances of a similar color). Because a little goes a long way, saffron is affordable for occasional use. Its flavor is distinctive. Turmeric, an often-suggested inexpensive substitute, adds similar color but cannot match the flavor of saffron.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
420mg
420%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.