Friday, October 9, 2020

Arroz Con Pollo

This is my version of a classic.

I've used regular chicken thighs but you can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead.

I cooked this in the slow cooker, but you can also do this on stove too

Non stick cooking spray
1 - 2 T. each: butter, olive oil
1 lb. chicken thighs
1 c. rice
1 onion chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed, chopped
2 - 3 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper 
pinch each: red pepper flakes, tumeric
2 - 3 drops hot sauce
1 c. diced tomatoes
Fresh lime juice

Peel, rinse, crush & chop garlic.

Cut lime in half.

In a bowl combine chicken, red pepper flakes, turmeric, hot sauce, 1/2 of salt, pepper.

 Squeeze some lime over chicken, toss to coat.

Cover dish with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to marinate for a few hrs.

Preheat slow cooker to medium high heat, lower heat to medium.

Spray nonstick spray in bottom of slow cooker.

Remove chicken from refrigrrator and place chicken in cooker.

Cook chicken on 1 side for 12 - 15 min, flip chicken over and cook on other side for 12 - 15 min. more.

While chicken is cooking, peel, rinse chop onions.

Rinse and chop tomato, set aside.

Remove chicken from pan and place on a clean plate.

Add butter, and more oil if needed. 

Add onions, rest of salt, pepper, garlic and saute for 3 min. 

Add rice and saute for 3 min.

Add 1/2 c. chicken broth and stir until broth is absorbed by rice. 

Repeat process with 1/2 c. of broth.

Pour remaining broth into rice.

Add tomatoes and return chicken to slow cooker.

Place lid on cooker and cook for 15 - 30 min. more or until chicken is done.

Serves 4.

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