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Savory Chicken and Rice Delight

A Flavorful Fusion of Chicken and Rice with Latin Flair

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Savory Chicken and Rice Delight

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 25 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:450 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Embark on a culinary journey with this delectable Chicken and Rice recipe, inspired by traditional Latin flavors. This dish combines tender chicken with aromatic spices and perfectly cooked rice, creating a comforting and satisfying meal that is sure to become a family favorite.



  1. Pat the chicken dry using paper towels and season it generously with adobo. In a caldero or a large heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken in batches, cooking each side for 7 to 10 minutes until golden. Set the browned chicken aside.
  2. Add the chopped onion, bell peppers, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables are soft, approximately 5 minutes. Mix in the rice, bouillon, and Sazón, stirring continuously until the rice is thoroughly coated with the oil mixture, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in 3 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the alcaparrado and place the chicken back into the pot, ensuring the skin side is facing up. Cover the pot, lower the heat, and let it simmer until the water is absorbed, the rice is tender, and the chicken is fully cooked, roughly 25 minutes.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with pimiento strips and peas before serving.


  • – For a spicier version, add a chopped jalapeño pepper with the vegetables.
    – This dish can be made ahead and reheated; it often tastes even better the next day.
    – For a gluten-free version, ensure that the chicken broth and tomato sauce are certified gluten-free.
Keywords:Chicken and Rice, Latin Cuisine, Comfort Food

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, but you will need to adjust the cooking time and liquid amounts as brown rice takes longer to cook.

Can I substitute the white wine with another liquid?

Yes, you can use additional chicken broth or a splash of apple cider vinegar for a different flavor profile.

How do I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat thoroughly before serving.

Can I freeze this dish?

Yes, it freezes well. Store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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