Easy Arroz con Pollo Recipe
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Easy Arroz con Pollo Recipe

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My children really look forward to dinner when they know I'm serving this, and it's easy to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 351 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 791 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein.


  1. Spread the rice in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with garlic salt and pepper; place over rice. In a large bowl, combine the broth, picante sauce, tomato sauce, onion and green pepper; pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Easy Arroz con Pollo in Country Extra January 2005, p51

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"This has wonderful flavor and was so simple to make. I recommend it heartily!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Awesome. So easy and yummy. Family and friends have both liked it!"

Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"absolutely delicious, loved the flavours & the rice was amazing, I even made it with boneless skinless chicken thighs!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Very easy to make and even my picky eater liked it. The hour bake time relegates it to weekends for us but I see Saturday nights with this dish in our future."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"I can't believe there aren't more reviews for this! This was easy peasy to make, and it was the most delicious Spanish Rice underneath that chicken! I'll never make Spanish rice in a skillet again. This was the bomb! So flavorful and delicious. I used Pace medium picante sauce, and it was just the right amount of heat for this dish. I used Minute brown rice, also. I served it with Martha White Cotton Country corn bread and mini corn-on-the-cob with strawberry shortcake for dessert, and we were absolutely stuffed! I would recommend this dish to anyone!"

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