Fri, 17 September 2021
Today I am speaking about another great one-pot meal, arroz con pollo. In Latin America, this is a staple dish that is as common as spaghetti and meatballs stateside! Most Latin cooks will put their own twist on this dish but you can be sure it will contain some similarities; one being the use of soffrito, a simple seasoning mix of onion, garlic, cumin, peppers, cilantro that is found commonly in the refrigerators in the kitchens of Latin cooks.
The best chicken for this is bone-in skin on, thighs, wings, and drumsticks. The recipe is simple and takes about 30 minutes to get the whole thing in the oven. You will need a few ingredients you may not have, one being Goya Saizon….a packet seasoning mix that brings much flavor and color. If I left it out I’d get some serious hate mail, so I am using it! You can find it on Amazon, see the link above, or in most grocery stores in the International section where Goya products are found.
I love adding pimento-stuffed green olives that I slice and toss in this dish, they bring a nice briney flavor that adds another dimension and helps to cut the heaviness of this dish. Peas are usually added at the end but I forgot to add them! The recipe is below-!
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