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This is where you can see some of my favorite recipes.... and add a few of your own.
The idea is to get inspired and to inspire others with good tasting food that is good for you too.

Arroz con Pollo

Dinner tonightPosted by Susan Wednesday, February 14 2007 11:42:27

Arroz con pollo, or rice with chicken, is a classic Spanish one-pot meal.

1 cup uncooked rice (2½ dl)
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn (1 cup frozen / 2½ dl)
6 (4oz each) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

½ cup chicken broth (1½ dl)
1 cup salsa (2½ dl)
1 cup marinara sauce (I used tomato sauce and added italian seasoning)
½ cup red bell pepper, sliced (1½ dl)
½ cup scallions, chopped (1½ dl)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (1/4 cup = 4 Tbls) (I imagine 2-3 Tbls parsley would work too)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup shredded cheese (2½ dl)

Spray 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Prepare the rice according to package directions. Spread the rice over the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer the beans, corn, and chicken over the rice and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients minus the cheese. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle with cheese.

For dinner tonight... Preheat the oven to 350 F (175C). Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the interal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 165F.

If you make a double and want to freeze half... Before baking, cover the dish with foil. Label, date, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking as directed above.

This recipe is from my new favorite cook book: Dream Dinners... Life Just Got Easier! By Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna

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Posted by Kimberly W. Monday, October 26 2009 23:12:40

Is it ok if the chicken is frozen? I believe that is how it is done at DD, but can't remember.

Posted by Kathryn Tuesday, December 02 2008 06:21:44

I have also made this at Dream Dinners and used uncooked brown rice. But if you do that (and cover during the cooking time) you should also not add the cheese until the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Posted by Aimee Thursday, January 03 2008 01:37:32

I assembled this at Dream Dinners. At the location, they have you put UNCOOKED rice on the bottom. You keep the container covered as it cooks, and the rice is cooked at the end. delicious

Posted by Linda J Wednesday, April 25 2007 12:32:27

I just tasted this at the dream dinners store and loved it, I think it is something my chilren will enjoy! thanks for the recipe