Latino-Style Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

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Latino-Style Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Why This Recipe Works

To develop an arroz con pollo recipe that would be ready in about an hour without sacrificing great taste, we chose either chicken thighs or breasts, not only for shopping convenience but to ensure that all of the pieces would cook at the s...

Why This Recipe Works

To develop an arroz con pollo recipe that would be ready in about an hour without sacrificing great taste, we chose either chicken thighs or breasts, not only for shopping convenience but to ensure that all of the pieces would cook at the same rate. We poached the chicken in a broth preseasoned with a sofrito, a classic Latin American mixture of chopped onions and green peppers. To finish our chicken and rice recipe, about half an hour before the chicken finished cooking, we added medium-grain rice (which we preferred over long-grain for its creamy texture), stirring it a few times to ensure even cooking.

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Dinner with a Spanish AccentSeason 9, Ep. 903

Great Arroz con Pollo, or "chicken with rice," can take the better part of a day to make. We develop a version that is small on time but big on flavor, and pair it with another quick and flavorful rec...