Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat the olive oil and seeds in a saute pan over medium heat until the seeds start to sizzle. Cook for about 1-2 minutes and once the seeds start to give off aroma and darken, strain the seeds from the oil. Do not overcook, the seeds will burn and become very bitter. Whatever you don't use right away can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week.
  • For the arroz con pollo:
  • Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. Season the chicken with salt and
  • pepper. In a large pan over medium high heat, add a Tbsp of olive oil and a Tbsp of butter. Saute the chicken until nicely browned.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and put aside.
  • In the same pan, add the achiote oil (if you can't do achiote oil use
  • olive oil and just add a pinch of saffron). Saute the onion, green
  • pepper, garlic, scallions for 3-4 minutes until soft.
  • Add the rice and cook a few minutes until it's well coated with the oil. Put the chicken back in the pan and coat the chicken with the oil. Add the olives, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, beer, chicken stock, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper and give it a few more stirs.
  • Bring it to a boil, cover, and place in the oven.
  • Cook for 20 minutes and then remove the pan from the oven. Keep it
  • covered and let it sit for 10 minutes. Uncover it and fluff up the rice with a fork.
  • Serves 4-6

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  • NPMarie 5 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    celisas79 ate it and said...
    This was the star of my Sunday dinner. I accidently forgot to buy the beer, so
    I just substituted with water. The rice was cooked perfectly. I even made the
    anchiote oil. My family was very impressed. Thanks for sharing!
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    nsomniak6 ate it and said...
    It was wonderful and I didn't have the beer or the scallions. I only had 1 lb. chicken tenderloins and I used fresh tomatoes instead of the sauce and no hot sauce as my kiddos can't handle it. I made the Achiote oil and I guess my only complaint would be that there was too much oil in the dish. I am wondering how to get around using so much oil and still maintain the integrity of the flavor. I may add peas next time and cover with jarred roasted red peppers. My step grandfather was Cuban and he would have been impressed.
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    " It was excellent "
    windy1950 ate it and said...
    I have been wanting to make this ever since I saw it made the other day on Bobby Flay's Throwdown. Thank you for posting this, and ^5 to you.
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Love it! Thank you ^5
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    " It was excellent "
    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    This was sooo good! I made it as written! I used thighs and boneless breasts. I didn't have the annatto seeds, so I flavored the oil with the saffron, as suggested in the recipe. This recipe had such nice, deep flavors and I especially liked the flavor of the spanish olives! It really stood out! I think I'll double the olives next time! I'll be making this often! I added a photo.
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    I've been looking for a great Arroz Con Pollo recipe for a long time! This looks like it has all the ingredients I was looking for...I'll probably be making this within the next week or two! Thanks Ebonyeyed!
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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    This sounds incredible. I'll certainly be making this 5 forks dish. Thanks for sharing it
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    I've been looking and looking for a recipe like this! Thanks so much, you have my five!
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    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    This sounds right up my alley. Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    Looks delish!
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  • angelgirl94 6 years ago
    I love rice dishes. I'll file this one under "must try immediately". :)
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Bravo Annie
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Another great recipe - I love the complexity of flavors here. Arroz con Pollo is just one of the best comfort dishes ever.

    Hope you're having a great day, Annie...

    Smiles,
    ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Hello, Ebonyeyedenigma :) I, too, adore Arroz con Pollo, and this recipe sounds like an excellent version of it! Thank you for posting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    misslizzi ate it and said...
    Wow, that dish is muy beautiful!!! A great recipe, perhaps one to make with a friend.

    Would one drink a pilsner with this once it's finished, or a wine, or...?
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  • httpmom 6 years ago
    We LOVE Arroz Con Pollo! I learned to make it from a lady at my local grocery store about 20 years ago. She was buying a spice packet. Yours sounds much better...Thanks for sharing!
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  • cherublisa 6 years ago
    This sounds very good. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll try for dinner tomorrow.
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