Arroz con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo


Makes 6 servings. Per Serving:











– 1/2 cup Brown rice, long-grain, uncooked

– 1 cup Water

– 1/2 teaspoon Salt, table

– 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, ground

– 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder

– 2 teaspoons Cumin, ground

– 12 1/2 ounces Chicken tenderloins, boneless, skinless, fresh or frozen, raw (about 2 1/4 oz per tenderloin)

– 3/4 cup Onion, fresh, peeled, 1/4″ diced

– 3/4 cup Green bell pepper, fresh, 1/4″ diced

– 3 cloves Garlic, fresh, minced (1 clove is about 1/2 teaspoon minced)

– 2 teaspoons Oregano, leaves, dried

– 3/4 cup Tomatoes with juice, canned, diced (3/4 cup = about 1/2 of a 14.5 oz can)

– 1 cup Chicken broth, low-sodium

– Nonstick cooking spray



1. Combine brown rice and water in a small stockpot.


2. Heat on medium-high heat to a rolling boil.


3. Cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook about 10-15 minutes. Stir, cover, and cook an additional 10 minutes over low heat until water is absorbed. Fluff the rice gently with a fork.


4. In a small bowl combine seasonings: Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cumin.


5. Sprinkle chicken tenderloins with 1/2 of the seasoning mixture. Reserve the remaining seasoning mixture for step 11.


6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken tenderloins evenly spaced on baking sheet.


7. Roast for 12-15 minutes. Chicken tenderloins should reach an internal temperature of 165 °F for at least 15 seconds.


8. While tenderloins are roasting, spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray.


9. Place skillet over medium-high heat.


10. Add onion and peppers and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir frequently.


11. Add fresh garlic, oregano, tomatoes, and the remaining seasoning mixture. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.


12. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.


13. Add cooked rice, stir well, and cover.


14. Cook for 7-10 minutes. Stir occasionally.


15. Serve one chicken tenderloin with 1/2 cup rice and vegetable mixture.