Thursday, March 13, 2014

Easy Dinner Night - Arroz Con Pollo

Easy Dinner Night

I used to make this all of the time and had forgotten all about it.  Last night I opened my fridge to see it almost bare.  Tomorrow is grocery shopping day and as the boys get bigger a full fridge does not last very long. 

This is a great one pan dinner and you usually have all of the ingredients on hand.  I have never been one to follow a recipe exactly (just like my decorating).  So this is a recipe I have tweaked along the way.  I am in no way a professional cook, just a mom that needs to get dinner on the table quickly.

Arroz Con Pollo

Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to Taste
1 clove garlic
1 small yellow onion
1 -2 lbs  Chicken (raw) Tenders Cubed
1 Pkg Carolina Yellow Rice (Any Boxed Rice - Rice A Roni)
1 1/2 Cups of Water
3 - 4 Plum Tomatoes - diced
1/2 Cup Frozen Peas
1/4 Cup Green Olives Sliced (Optional)

In a skillet on medium heat add a splash of olive oil.  Add your yellow onion and let it sweat for 2-3 minutes.  Add the garlic and then add the cubed chicken.  When the chicken is almost cooked through 5-8 minutes add the packaged rice (if you use Rice A Roni add the seasoning packet as well).  Then add 1 1/2 cup water - stir and cover for approximately 15 minutes or until your rice is almost done.  Add your tomatoes, frozen peas and olives.  Cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.  That is it! 

You can always double the recipe if you are feeding a bigger group. 

Happy Cooking!