Arroz con Pollo

Carrie lent me her copy of the Dinner a Love Story cookbook earlier this year. I read it at the beginning of summer and really enjoyed it, which was no surprise because I like the blog as well. I bookmarked a few recipes and have been trying to make them before I return the book to her. I made this one and Gavin especially enjoyed it, even though it has peas! This was pretty easy and good to keep for something different.

Arroz con Pollo

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 TBSP Dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 to 5 Boneless chicken thighs (or breasts), patted dry
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Jalapeño (small), minced and seeded
  • 1-1/2 cups Uncooked rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) Tomato puree
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • Handful Frozen peas
  • Handful Grape tomatoes, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine the oregano, cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper and rub the mixture all over the chicken, pressing it so it sticks on all sides of the chicken. (Use all of the spice mixture.)
  3. In a large pot (like a Dutch Oven), cook the chicken in a few glugs of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Transfer the chicken to a bowl.
  4. To the pot, add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño and cook about 1 minute over medium-low heat, making sure garlic doesn\'t burn.
  5. Add the rice to the pot, turn up to medium high, and cook about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato puree, broth, peas, grape tomatoes and chicken. Bring to a simmer, cover, and transfer into the oven. Bake 30 minutes, or until the chicken has been cooked through and the rice is tender.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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