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Chicken and Rice - Arroz con Pollo

A traditional meal that is common throughout Spain. Easy to prepare, this delicious dish can serve a crowd.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr. 10 min.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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3 lbs of chicken, cut into small pieces
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 chopped onion
4 tbsp chopped garlic
Salt and pepper
6 tbsp chopped parsley
5 wood-fire roasted piquillo peppers
1 tsp smoked paprika (pimentón de la Vera)
1 pinch of saffron
3 1/2 cups of chicken broth (or chicken bouillon)
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups white rice

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Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large deep pan (rice will be cooked here, too) heat the oil and saute the chicken until golden on all sides. Remove chicken to a warm platter. Add the onion, garlic, and parsley to the oil and saute until the onion is soft. Add the pimentos, pimentón, saffron, broth, wine, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Add the rice and cook over medium high heat, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, stirring until the rice is semi-dry but some liquid remains. Burry the chicken in the rice. Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes. Turn the rice and the chicken over with a fork from bottom to top; cover and simmer for another 10 minutes. Transfer rice and chicken to a serving platter and garnish with a little parsley.

Serve with some fresh bread and a green salad.

Recipe courtesy of Spain GourmeTour magazine.

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Recipe Reviews for Chicken and Rice
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Jennifer  Rated 4 Stars
"Simply made dinner with a great wow factor. I make it my own, here and there. Extra pimenton, add cumin or coriander.... Whatever I'm feeling like. Vet versatile, as all cultural foods usually are. My family loves it and it's an a great wow factor dish!"

izabela  Rated 4 Stars
"this is just delicoius !!!"

Joanne  Rated 4 Stars
"This is an excellent recipe, but I only gave it four stars because I thought that it needed more liquid. By the time I had cooked the rice for about 10 minutes, the pot had no liquid at all and the rice was starting to stick to the bottom of the pan. I added some more stock and wine and it turned out very well. At the end, you can also add some green peas for color. It's a terrific meal."

Julio mas  Rated 5 Stars
"The mix of ingredients is perfect well done!"