December 28, 2009

Maria's Mouthwatering Arroz con Pollo

Maria's Mouthwatering Arroz con Pollo
Maria's Mouthwatering Arroz con Pollo
Serves 4
Created by The MDM Team, Sunday, 09 December 2007
This well-known Spanish dish can be made in a variety of ways. It's full of flavor and very tasty.
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 chicken thighs
4 chicken drumsticks
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 3/4 cups canned tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 cups canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
1 cup rice, preferably long-grain
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
In a large, deep frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Cook the chicken, turning, until well browned, about 8 minutes in all. Remove. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan. Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add the onion, and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften, about 3 minutes longer. Add the tomatoes, broth, and the remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and bring to a simmer. Stir in the rice and add the chicken in an even layer. Simmer, partially covered, over moderately low heat until the chicken and rice are just done, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

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