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Arroz Con Pollo (Yellow Rice & Chicken)

2 -3 servings
Prep info
15 min prep + 40 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
55 minutes
Time required
55 minutes
Oven preheat
Mains - Misc
Not tried


  • chicken pieces (enough for 2 - 3 people)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • oil
  • 1/4 c diced onion
  • 1/4 c diced bell pepper
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 c chicken broth (original calls for wine)
  • 1/2 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 c rice (medium grain)
  • 6 oz beer
  • 1 t bijol seasoning (aka annatto seed, or use hot paprika or yellow food coloring)
  • 4 oz peas
  • 4 oz sliced pimentos


Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.  Fry chicken skin side down in a small amount of oil until lightly browned.  

Dice up onion and bell pepper, and mince garlic.  Add them to the pot with broth and bouillon cube.  Cover and cook until chicken is done.

Add rice, beer, and bijol/annatto/paprika; return to a boil, then lower heat to simmer and cover pot for about 20 minutes, until rice is cooked.

You can add more beer or broth if needed.  Stir in peas and garnish with strips of pimento.