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Chicken and Rice Skillet

My Cuban mother-in-law makes the best Arroz Con Pollo, but it is very time consuming. This is my quick, weeknight version of the dish she makes. —Jacqueline Correa, Landing, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion in oil until tender.
  • Add rice and garlic; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add the broth, tomatoes, water, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Add chicken and peas; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 364 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • Daphne
    Apr 4, 2020

    This is not what I expected or hoped for. Bland, bland, bland. Very dissatisfied

  • Cheryl
    Jan 16, 2019

    Would probably be better with Recaito and Soffrito made by Goya and Sazon

  • Marielena
    Jan 13, 2019

    That is not a Cuban rice and chicken, that is just rice with cooked chicken probably no taste , the "Cuban Arroz con Pollo" is very special and tasteful

  • kaylenn2172
    Nov 11, 2014

    Quick and easy but a bit bland. Next time I will double the spice.

  • verniemack
    Jun 16, 2013

    This is a great recipe. Lots of flavor and really easy to make.

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    Apr 12, 2013

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  • paulandabby
    Feb 25, 2013

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    Dec 11, 2012

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