Cooked yellow rice in a pot with cooked drumsticks.

Arroz Con Pollo (Puerto Rican rice with chicken)

A flavorful one pot meal inspired by the Puerto Rican cuisine. This flavorful Spanish rice dish is protein packed with chicken.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: arroz con pollo, chicken, rice
Author: Neyssa


  • 2 tablespoons of oil

Chicken Ingredients

  • 6 drumsticks mix and match with thighs, wings if desired
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano

Rice Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of homemade sofrito
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro chopped (optional)
  • 4 oz of tomato sauce
  • 1-2 packets of Goya Sazon packet
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of adobo optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of long grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth or water with 2 teaspoons of chicken bullion


  • In a large bowl, season your chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Let sit for ten minutes.
  • Into a large heavy bottom caldero or dutch oven pan, heat your oil over medium high heat. Then add in your chicken. Brown both sides of chicken, about 3-4 minutes per side. Next, add in everything except for the rice and broth. Mix it all together, and allow to cook for about three minutes.
  • After three minutes, stir in the rice, allow the rice to absorb all of the sauce for about 1-2 minutes before adding in the broth. Stir rice and broth together, allow it to come to a light boil, for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Once you're able to see the grains of rice just at the surface, you will lower your heat to medium low, COVER your pot, and let it cook for 20-30 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, check on your rice, if there is still any liquid or your rice isn't as soft as desired, let it cook an additional 5-10 minutes. Once liquid is absorbed and rice is soft, remove from heat, let it sit for 5 minutes before giving it a GENTLE fluff with a fork, then serve immediately.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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