Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo (“chicken with rice”) all made in one pot, bursting with robust flavor, succulent chicken, tender rice and customizable add-ins!

This Arroz con Pollo recipe is the ultimate chicken and rice dish.  It may look fancy, but this complete meal-in-one bakes all in one pot for an easy dinner any night of the week. The juicy chicken and seasoned rice simmer with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, peas and olives for a flavor explosion in every bite.  You can also customize your Arroz con Pollo to your family tastes with different veggies or add-ins. 

Arroz Con Pollo Recipe Video

up close of arroz con pollo in a pot with peas and olives

What is Arroz con pollo?

I am slightly obsessed with this Arroz con Pollo recipe.  The layers of aromatic flavors and textures are like a spectacular tapestry waiting to be adored – and eaten.  This chicken and rice is warm, comforting, rich yet fresh, slightly tangy and utterly divine.

So, what exactly is Arroz con Pollo?  Arroz con Pollo literally means “chicken with rice,” in Spanish.  It is a quintessential dish in Spain and many Latin American countries known for its juicy chicken thighs, rice, earthy seasonings and often tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, and sometimes olives, and peas – all cooked in one pot.

Where did Arroz Con Pollo come from?

Although Arroz con Pollo originated in Spain, it was brought to Latin American during its early colonization which also brought rice.  Today, there are arguably more versions of Arroz con Pollo outside of Spain, than in Spain.  Countries such as Puerto Rico, Peru, Cuba, etc., all have their own unique versions of Arroz con Pollo.

Arroz Con Pollo Recipe

In creating this Arroz con Pollo recipe, I did NOT create a traditional recipe unique to any one country.  Instead, I stuck to the basic ingredients and flavor profile then handpicked what I thought would create the best Arroz Con Pollo with maximum flavor and palate pleasure.

In this version of Arroz con Pollo, we stick to traditional chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks which we marinate for 15 minutes, coat in spices then sear for ultimate flavor.   We also create our own sazon seasoning blend made from pantry friendly ingredients which seasons both the chicken and the rice.

The Arroz con pollo is further seasoned with a sofrito of onions, bell peppers and capers, which all combines with jarred roasted red bell peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth all finished with peas, pimento stuffed olives and fresh cilantro.    

As the chicken bakes on top of the rice, its juices seep deep into the rice.   Add some bright cilantro and popping olives and you have warm and earthy balanced by fresh and tangy. 

side view of Mexican arroz con pollo garnished with cilantro

The resulting Arroz con Pollo is layer upon layer of flavor and texture that are unbelievably delicious and may just be the last Arroz con Pollo recipe you need for the rest of your life.

What Ingredients are in Arroz Con Pollo?

  • CHICKEN:  you can use both chicken thighs and drumsticks or one or the other, see more details below on the best chicken to use.
  • RICE:  I prefer basmati rice because it is less likely to get mushy (more below).  Use only white basmati rice and not brown basmati rice or it will not cook in the same time as your chicken.   You may substitute the basmati rice for long-grain white rice but NOT short, medium, arborio, or brown rice or else the ratios and timing will not be correct.
  • SOFRITO:  this is my nod to Puerto Rican sofrito using chopped onions, green bell peppers and garlic (we add the cilantro later).  It creates the essential flavor base of the whole dish.  I also add 1 tablespoon capers for a kick of tangy, saltiness characteristic of many Arroz con Pollo recipes.   The capers are optional if you don’t want to purchase capers just for this recipe. If omitting, I suggest, brightening the finished Arroz con Pollo with a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice.
  • GARLIC:  add more or less garlic depending on your garlic love.
  • ROASTED RED BELL PEPPERS:  these add yet another dimension of sweet and smoky flavor but are optional if you don’t want to purchase them or have them on hand.   I use one 12 oz. jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped for convenience.  They are as easy as dump and simmer for added yum.
  • FIRE ROASTED DICED TOMATOES:  I prefer fire roasted tomatoes due to their sweet smokiness but you can substitute with diced tomatoes if you can’t find or have fire roasted tomatoes on hand.
  • TOMATO PASTE:  adds a concentrated tomato flavor essential to the overall dish.  
  • CHICKEN BROTH:  use low sodium chicken broth so the Arroz con Pollo isn’t too salty.  I haven’t experimented by replacing the chicken broth with water + chicken bouillon but you would need 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon.  If you use chicken bouillon, I imagine you would need to reduce the salt in the recipe to 1 teaspoon (again, I haven’t tried this).
  • PETITE PEAS:  use frozen petite peas that have been thawed.  Peas are optional but I think they add a needed pop of texture.
  • OLIVES:  I am not even an olive fan, but these pimento stuffed olives, enliven the whole dish with their tangy acidity.  I highly recommend some sort of olives jarred in vinegar even if you’re not an olive fan – this might make one out of you – or at least for this Arroz con Pollo recipe.
  • CILANTRO: is added at the end for its fresh, fruity citrus punch. 

What is Sazon used for?

In addition to the aforementioned ingredients, SEASONINGS make this Arroz con Pollo, otherwise this Arroz con Pollo would cease to be Arroz con Pollo and just be bland chicken and rice.

Arroz con Pollo is often seasoned with sazon.  Sazon is a spice blend commonly sold in small packets used in Arroz con Pollo and other Latin American cooking.

Sazon typically contains a mixture of garlic powder, coriander, paprika, cumin, annatto seeds, saffron, chile pepper, etc.

I chose to make my own Sazon blend so I can not only customize the amount of each seasoning, but more importantly so YOU don’t have to purchase one more seasoning packet.  Rather, this homemade Sazon blend is made with pantry friendly seasonings you most likely already have stocked.

top view of a piece of arroz con pollo made with chicken thighs

How do you make homemade Sazon?

Simply whisk together:

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for a kick)

You can replace the turmeric with ground annatto seeds if you keep them on hand.  I find a reduced amount of turmeric to be comparable as they are both slightly nutty and peppery.

The seasoning blend will get mixed once then divided to be use both in the chicken rub and the rice AKA double the flavor without double the work!  

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by making homemade sazon

What chicken is best for Arroz Con pollo?

Bone in Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks without skin:

Arroz con pollo is typically made with bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks which emerge crazy tender and juicy. I like to use 4 bone-in chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks, but you can use all chicken thighs or all drumsticks.  If you use all drumsticks, you will want to use 10 instead of 8 because they are smaller than thighs.

I prefer to remove the skin from my chicken because I like the texture better and feel less guilty devouring multiple servings without it.  I also find the chicken is just as flavorful without the skin. 

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by massing chicken with saszon, vinegar and olive oil

Can I leave the skin on my chicken?

That being said, you can absolutely leave the skin on your chicken if you prefer.  You will want to sear the chicken for a decent amount of time to render the fat, otherwise you will be left with soggy chicken and greasy rice.

Can I use chicken breasts?

You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but they will not be as juicy.  If you choose to use chicken breasts, then you will want to use small chicken breasts or chicken fillets/large chicken breasts cut in half through the equator so they will cook in the allotted 25 minutes. 

I also highly recommend you brine you chicken breasts first.  Brining will increase their moisture capacity and render them much more tender. 

To brine your chicken breasts, mix 4 cups warm water with ¼ cup KOSHER salt in a shallow glass dish or freezer bag.  Stir until the salt dissolves. Add chicken and let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes – NO longer! Remove chicken from the brine, rinse in cold water and pat dry.

What rice is best for Arroz Con Pollo?

Arroz con Pollo is often made with medium-grain rice or long-grain white rice, so I went with my favorite long grain rice, basmati.

Basmati isn’t traditional for Arroz con Pollo because it comes from India and Pakistan but now that we can get rice from anywhere, I simply chose the best rice for Arroz con Pollo and HIGHLY recommend it.   

You may use traditional long grain white rice, but it is not as forgiving and can become mushy quickly.

Basmati rice, on the other hand, not only boasts a light nutty flavor but it is extremely forgiving.  Basmati grains are longer than traditional white rice and cook up lighter and fluffier.  The individual grains remain distinct when cooked instead of sticking together which means no more clumpy or mushy rice!

top view of showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by toasting

Where Can I Buy Basmati Rice?

Basmati rice is located with all the other rice varieties at your grocery store.  I also use it in my Mexican Rice and Greek Rice – so I promise it will not go to waste!

Do I have to Rinse my Rice?

Whether you use basmati rice or long grain white rice, you will need to thoroughly rinse your rice.  This is crucial to remove the extra starch from the rice so it doesn’t cook up sticky – Arroz con Pollo is not meant to be sticky. 

To rinse, place rice in a fine mesh sieve and thoroughly rinse rice under cool running water until the water runs clear.  You do not need to soak your rice.

What Pot do I need for Arroz con Pollo?

I use a 3 ½ quart cast-iron enamel braiser that measures 11 1/2″ in diameter by 2 1/2″ high.  You will want to use a similar oven proof dish/skillet with a tight-fitting lid. 

If you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can transfer the chicken and rice to an oven safe baking dish, just be aware baking times will vary.  If you don’t have a lid, you may cover your oven proof dish tightly with foil.  If your seal isn’t tight, then heat and water will escape resulting in undercooked rice and drier chicken.

far away side view of Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo with chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks

HOW DO YOU MAKE ARROZ CON POLLO?

This Arroz con Pollo recipe is a simple one pot meal that starts by seasoning and searing chicken thighs and drumsticks, then combining them with sofrito, toasted rice, chicken broth and tomatoes. The simmering pot gets covered and bakes until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. It is topped with peas, pickled olives and cilantro.

Here is a step by step breakdown with some tips and tricks: 

STEP 1: MARINATE CHICKEN

Don’t worry when you hear the word “marinate.”  It is just a 15-minute marinade – more like a “wet rub” – made by whisking the homemade spice mix, olive oil and vinegar together.  We massage it all over the chicken to achieve even more tender and flavorful chicken. You can marinate the chicken for as little as 15 minutes or up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by marinating chicken in olive oil, vinegar and sazon

STEP 2: SEAR CHICKEN

You want the chicken a nice deep golden color because color = flavor, so don’t short change the sear.  It will require bout 3-5 minutes per side.  Don’t worry about any seasonings that get left behind in the pot because they will add flavor to the rice.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by searing chicken until golden

STEP 3:  COOK SOFRITO

Next, you’ll cook your onions, bell peppers and capers in the same pot, scraping up the bottom brown bits from the chicken, for the most flavorful sofrito you ever did taste.  Cook until the onions are softened, about 5-7 minutes.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by with an up close view of cooking sofrito

STEP 4:  TOAST RICE

Add rice, garlic and Reserved Seasonings and sauté for 2 minutes.  Toasting the rice with the sofrito not only infuses it with those flavors but helps develop the wonderfully nutty flavor of the rice.  More importantly, toasting the rice helps the grains keep some of their texture after they are cooked so they remain fluffy. 

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by toasting rice

STEP 4:  ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS

Next, stir in jarred roasted bell peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and broth.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by adding tomato paste, diced tomatoes, bay leaves to chicken and rice

STEP 4:  SIMMER

Bring to a simmer and simmer gently, uncovered for 3 minutes.  This ensures our rice will be cooked at the same time as the chicken and gets it nice and hot so it can continue to simmer when transferred to the oven.

STEP 5:  BAKE

Nestle chicken into the rice in a single layer, cover, and transfer to the oven.  Bake 20-25 minutes OR until chicken registers 175 degrees, the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

If the water evaporates before the rice is done, then stir in additional ¼ cup broth or water, keeping in mind that the rice will continue to steam for 10 minutes once it’s removed from heat, so it doesn’t need to be 100% cooked once liquid is gone.  If you want creamier rice, you can also add a little more water before it is done cooking.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by adding chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks on top of rice

STEP 6:  REST 10 MINUTES

Remove Arroz con Pollo from oven and stir in peas and olives. Cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.  During this time, any residual liquid will be absorbed as the rice steams.  This also allows time for the juices that have pushed to the outsides of the chicken while cooking to be evenly distributed throughout the chicken for juicer chicken. 

When you remove the lid after 10 minutes, you can let the rice sit an additional 5-10 minutes to dry out if needed, but it should be tender and fluffy.

showing how to make Arroz con Pollo by adding peas and olives to baked chicken

STEP 7:  SERVE

Fluff the rice with a spatula, garnish with cilantro and serve warm.  If you omitted the capers, you may want to garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice.  This pop of acidity compliments the robust flavors and rounds out the flavor profile.

top view of easy arroz con pollo

How do I know when my Arroz con Pollo is done?

Your Arroz con Pollo is done when your chicken thighs register 175 degrees on an instant read thermometer or when your chicken breasts register 165 degrees. 

I highly recommend investing in a meat thermometer otherwise there is no accurate way to check and see when your chicken is cooked without slicing it open and loosing valuable juices.

If your rice is still a little water or slightly crunchy, that is okay.  The rice will continue to steam an extra 10 minutes while the lid is on and absorb remaining liquid.

What food goes with arroz con pollo?

Arroz con Pollo is a meal-in-one that we like to serve with a side of yogurt or sour cream, hot sauce, fresh fruit and a big green salad tossed with Cilantro Lime Dressing.

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can also serve Arroz Con Pollo with Corn Salad, Fruit Salad or Pina Colada Salad.   And of course, a big bag of chips and salsa or salsa verde for an appetizer and churros for dessert is always a good idea. 

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Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo “chicken with rice” bursting with robust flavor, succulent chicken, tender rice and customizable add-ins! It may look fancy, but this complete meal-in-one bakes all in one pot for an easy dinner any night of the week. The juicy chicken and seasoned rice simmer with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, peas and olives for a flavor explosion in every bite. You can also customize your Arroz con Pollo to your family tastes with different veggies or add-ins. NOTE: this is not traditional Arroz Con Pollo specific to a certain region, but my own version which shares a similar flavor profile.
Servings: 6 -8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 TBS Each dried oregano, ground cumin
  • 2 tsp EACH smoked paprika, salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp EACH ground garlic powder, onion powder
  • 1 tsp EACH ground coriander, chili powder, pepper
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried thyme, ground turmeric
  • Pinch - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

15 Minute Chicken marinade

  • part Spice Mix in directions
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs skin removed
  • 4 chicken drumsticks skin removed

Rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers optional
  • 2 cups basmati rice well rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons reserved Spices in directions
  • 1 12 oz. jar roasted red bell peppers drained and chopped - optional
  • 1 15 oz. can can fire roasted diced tomatoes well drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf

Finishing

  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olives
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas thawed
  • chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Whisk together all of the seasonings mix in a large bowl (large enough to hold chicken). Remove 2 ½ tablespoons Seasoning to use later. To the remaining seasoning in the bowl, whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon vinegar (it will be thick). Add chicken and massage spices into chicken. Let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large deep heavy skillet (oven proof with lid) over medium. Add chicken and cook until golden, 3-5 minutes pers side. Remove to a plate.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive in now empty skillet. Add onions, bell peppers and capers and cook, scraping up the bottom brown bits from the chicken (flavor!) until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add rice, garlic and Reserved Seasonings and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in roasted bell peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and broth. Bring to a simmer and simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes. Nestle chicken into the top of the rice in a single layer, cover, and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes (stirring at 10 minutes) OR until chicken registers 175 degrees, the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. If the rice seems dry and beginning to scorch before its tender, stir in additional ¼ cup broth or water.
  • Remove from oven and stir in peas and olives, cover and let stand for 10 minutes (the rice will absorb the rest of the liquid). Fluff rice with a spatula, garnish with cilantro and serve warm. If you omitted the capers, you may want to garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice.

Notes

Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!
POT:  
  • I use a 3 ½ quart cast-iron enamel braiser that measures 11 1/2" in diameter by 2 1/2" high.  You will want to use a similar oven proof dish/skillet with a tight-fitting lid. 
  • If you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can transfer the chicken and rice to an oven safe baking dish, just be aware baking times will vary. 
  • If you don’t have a lid, you may cover your oven proof dish tightly with foil.  If your seal isn’t tight, then heat and water will escape resulting in undercooked rice and drier chicken.
CHICKEN:  
  • You can use all chicken thighs or all drumsticks.  If you use all drumsticks, you will want to use 10 instead of 8 because they are smaller than thighs.
  • I prefer to remove the skin from my chicken because I like the texture better and feel less guilty devouring multiple servings without it.  I also find the chicken is just as flavorful without the skin.  That being said, you can absolutely leave the skin on your chicken if you prefer.  You will want to sear the chicken for a decent amount of time to render the fat, otherwise you will be left with soggy chicken and greasy rice.
  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but they will not be as juicy.  If you choose to use chicken breasts, then you will want to use small chicken breasts or chicken fillets/large chicken breasts cut in half through the equator so they will cook in the allotted 25 minutes.
  • I also highly recommend you brine you chicken breasts first.  Brining will increase their moisture capacity and render them much more tender.
  • To brine your chicken breasts, mix 4 cups warm water with ¼ cup KOSHER salt in a shallow glass dish or freezer bag.  Stir until the salt dissolves. Add chicken and let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes – NO longer! Remove chicken from the brine, rinse in cold water and pat dry.
RICE:
  • You may use traditional long grain white rice, but it is not as forgiving as basmati and can become mushy easily.
  • Basmati rice, on the other hand, is extremely forgiving.  Basmati grains are longer than traditional white rice and cook up lighter and fluffier.  The individual grains remain distinct when cooked instead of sticking together which means no more clumpy or mushy rice!

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30 Comments

  1. Shelly says

    I made this yesterday for dinner. It was delicious!! So much flavor! We will for sure have this again!

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Shelly, I’m thrilled it was a hit!

    • Barbara says

      Could this be made with boneless skinless chicken breasts? And how would I make this for just two people?

      • Jen says

        You can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, but they will not be as juicy. If you choose to use chicken breasts, then you will want to use small chicken breasts or chicken fillets/large chicken breasts cut in half through the equator so they will cook in the allotted 25 minutes

  2. Cheryl says

    I made this and I am sure it will became a favorite at our house!

    • Jen says

      YAY! I love hearing that, thanks Cheryl!

  3. Michele says

    This looks amazing! Could you use quinoa in this recipe?

    • Jen says

      Hi Mihele, quinoa would require a different liquid ratio so it wouldn’t work as written and take some experimenting – sorry!

  4. Ava says

    Made this yesterday and it was fab. Didn’t have an oven proof pot but I just left it on the stove at a medium heat for about 30 mins and it was perfect. Will definitely be making again.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Ava, I’m so pleased it was a winner! And thanks for the stove-top tip!

  5. Kelly says

    What kind of vinegar do you use? I’m thinking white wine? Sorry if I missed this.

    • Jen says

      Hi Kelly, yes white vinegar. Whenever a recipe doesn’t specify, it is referring to white vinegar, but I’ll add it to make it more clear – thanks for asking! I hope you love the arroz con pollo!

  6. Cheryl Williams says

    I made this today! Appreciated all of your tips and advice explaining how to do it all
    Thanks!!!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Cheryl! xo

  7. Dee says

    Can this be done in a Corck Pot/Slow cooker?

    • Jen says

      Hi Dee, I haven’t experimented with this recipe in a slow cooker, sorry!

  8. Elizabeth Kronawetter says

    My husband said “dont loose that recipe!” So yes this is very very good. I did use chicken breast because it was what I took out of the freezer. I did bribe them but next time I will use thighs. Thank you

    • Jen says

      Yessss! That is the ultimate compliment! Thank you so much Elizabeth!

  9. Christine says

    You think boneless/skinless thighs would be ok? No bone-in available at 3 different stores!?! Time adjustment?

    • Jen says

      Hi Christine, yes I think they will work just fine. I’d check the chicken 5-10 minutes earlier depending on their thickness, remove when done, then continue to cook the rice if needed. Good luck!

  10. Mona says

    I made this last night. This is a great recipe and we loved it. I added 1/4 cup white wine. I will make this for dinner party.

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Mona, I’m thrilled it was a winner!

  11. Sue says

    Made this Friday for some friends. We all loved it, lots of spice, so good, I only used thighs (all I had). Can’t wait to make for my family.

    Thanks, great recipe.

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Sue, thanks for taking the time to comment! I’m so pleased it was a winner and a new repeat recipe!

  12. Galina says

    Just made this with bone in thighs. Made couple changes such as didn’t decorate with olives (no one in my family would eat them except me) and didn’t have diced tomatoes on hand so just chopped up regular red bell pepper and used a can of Goya tomato sauce. Also made 3 cups of rice, not 2. Came out great! It’s my son’s birthday and he loves all kinds of rice dishes. He absolutely loved it!

    • Jen says

      Happy birthday to your son! I’m so happy he loved it and it was a hit with the entire family, thanks Galina!

  13. Sharyn DeBerry says

    This was delicious! I doubled the green olives, the peas, and used brown basmati rice. You need a seriously large/deep skillet because this recipe makes a huge meal, but that’s okay with me because I am all about leftovers (and I know the rice will freeze well). The spices were warm and exotic… so dang good!

    • Jen says

      Thanks for the awesome review Sharyn, I’m so happy it was a hit!

  14. Dayar says

    Hi Jen I have a question the rice you use is Uncooked or boiled rice ?
    If uncooked do I need to dip it in water or just need to rinse m?.

    • Jen says

      Hi Dayar, you want to use uncooked rice that your rinse very well to remove the excess starch, but you don’t need to soak. Enjoy!