Quick and Easy Arroz con Pollo

Quick and Easy Arroz con Pollo

Quick and Easy Arroz con Pollo

This is not my mom’s arroz con pollo.  My mom makes the best, stick to your ribs; soothe your soul arroz con pollo.  It also takes her a few hours to make it.  On days when all patience gets thrown out the door and my soul needs soothing I rely on tasty shortcuts to give my belly exactly what it needs, arroz con pollo.

First off the cooking time is cut in half by using pre-made rice from last night’s dinner.  I always have rice stashed away in the fridge.  A can of diced tomatoes with chiles, a few cups of frozen veggies, a quick sauté and dinner is served.

Serve alongside a few warm corn tortillas y con un poquito de salsa y listo!


Quick and Easy Arroz con Pollo


Chicken 1


Welcome to Week 3 of the H-E-B meal maker challenge where Texas bloggers come together to bring you Family friendly meals in 30 minutes or less and 7 ingredients or less.

This week’s featured ingredient is H-E-B’s Natural chicken Breasts. My freezer is always stocked with chicken, whether whole, legs, tenders or whole cut fryers to BBQ.  Amazing for home-made chicken stock and of course for caldo de pollo, chicken is must-have in my home. Chicken was also the first protein I learned to cook as a teenager, so we have a pretty tight relationship.

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Quick and Easy Arroz con Pollo

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 pounds H-E-B Natural chicken breasts
  • Pam, non stick cooking spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 4 cups fully cooked brown rice


  1. Dice chicken into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper. Spray a large nonstick pan over medium- high heat. Add chicken in bathes and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.
  2. When all chicken in cooked; return to pan Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, peas, corn and rice. Simmer until peas, corn and rice have warm through, about 4 minutes.
  3. Serve warm.



Sweet Life disclosure: I have been compensated to develop recipes with H-E-B and ConAgra.

Read more at http://sweetlifebake.com/2013/07/29/2013-meal-maker-challenge/#ixzz2b0bM32nS





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