This classic Spanish and Latin America chicken and rice dish cooks in just one pot.
2 whole chickens, each cut into 8 pieces (about 6 lbs.), trimmed of excess fat
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
2 ribs celery, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
3 cups long-grain rice
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Melt butter with oil in a large ovenproof pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
Working in batches, add chicken and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove to a platter.
Pour off all but about 2 Tbsp. fat from pot and add onions, celery, carrots, bell peppers and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until softened, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, rice, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Pour in broth, increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
Return chicken to pot, cover and transfer to oven. Cook until chicken and rice are done, about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve on a large platter garnished with parsley.
1 star because you don't know how to do math? It says right at the very top that it serves 12 people. Divide the recipe in half! Then it will feed 6. That is the magic of learning math in school. You do use it again!
How on earth do myrecipes.com expect us to do all that arithmetic without a calculator? I would cut my chicken into 8 pieces and then cut the other chicken into 8 pieces and then go through my phone book and invite the first 16 people I came to over for dinner and save myself all that trouble.
Since I'm not feeding an army, I dismissed this recipe after the first ingredient: 2 whole chickens! It gets worse: 3 cups rice, 3 cups water, etc. How about a recipe for arroz con pollo that typical families can make! I get so tired of trying to halve or quarter recipes for my life. It sounds like a traditional recipe and I'm sure it'll be good, but I don't even have a pot big enough to cook it in!
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