Chicken and rice is a classic Mexican dinner option. Serve alongside a bowl of chips and salsa for a real fiesta.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Arroz con Pollo a la Mexicana


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  • In a medium bowl combine chicken, ground chile pepper, and salt; toss well to coat chicken. In an extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

  • In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and carrots. Cook about 4 minutes or until onion and carrots begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Push onion mixture to one side of the skillet; add garlic and cook for 20 seconds, stirring garlic constantly. Stir together onion mixture and garlic.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Add wine to skillet, stirring to scrape up any crusty brown bits. Stir in Caldo or broth, salsa, and olives. Return to heat. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half. Stir in cooked chicken, peas, and butter. Simmer for 2 minutes more, stirring several times. Remove from heat; if desired, stir in cilantro. Serve with Cheesy White Rice.

Nutrition Facts (Arroz con Pollo a la Mexicana)

435 calories; 19 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 84 mg cholesterol; 990 mg sodium. 475 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 25 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 4323 IU vitamin a; 17 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 9 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 100 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 179 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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Rating: 3 stars
Maybe this meant to say to slice your carrots mandolin-thin, which I didn't. But I cut them as small and thin as I could with a knife. Still, they would not get tender so in the next to the last step I covered the dish and simmered for 3x as long as the recipe states. They were just too hard. Otherwise, great recipe which I will use again. I 3 star it for not being straight about the paper-thin carrots.