Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Kate Parisian
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Serves 12

This classic Spanish and Latin America chicken and rice dish cooks in just one pot. 

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Working in batches, add chicken and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove to a platter.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

January 30, 2017
Thankyou ! I agree !

February 07, 2017
You can half the recipe or even divide it into thirds - I do this often when recipes are toolarge.

July 16, 2017
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!

I agree with Mary!

August 11, 2017
How on earth do 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.

too much!

January 12, 2017
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!