arroz con pollo

Arroz con Pollo

A simple one pan dinner, combining chicken, rice and vegetables.
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 4
Ingredients 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 200 g easy-cook long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 450 ml chicken stock
  • 125 g Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
  • 125 g frozen peas


  1. Heat half of the oil in a shallow flameproof casserole dish (or heavy-based frying pan), to medium, and cook the chicken for 5 minutes, turning, once, until golden. Remove and place to one side.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the dish and cook the onion and pepper for 5 minutes. Add the rice, cumin and saffron and continue to cook for 2 minutes before stirring in the chicken stock and salsa. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Place the chicken back into the pan with the peas, turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 5 minutes, before removing the lid and serving.

Expert Tips

  • Alternatively use pork loin steaks instead of chicken breasts.
  • Add in more vegetables when cooking the onion and pepper. Why not try chopped courgette or carrot.