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Fast & Easy Dinner: Arroz con Pollo with Apples

Fast & Easy Dinner: Arroz con Pollo with Apples

Arroz con Pollo — chicken with rice — is a pretty basic meal that is made all over the world. Ingredients differ from culture to culture, but the staples — rice and chicken — remain constant. Tonight make a tasty variation with a hint of sweet tartness. The secret ingredient? Crisp apples. The apples will have your family wondering, hmmm what is that? To keep them guessing with this fragrant one pot meal, get the recipe, just


Arroz con Pollo with Apples
From Real Simple magazine

2 large tart unpeeled apples, such as Granny Smith
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 yellow pepper, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 14 ½-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup long-grain converted rice
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  1. Quarter, core, and slice the apples into ¼-inch-thick pieces; set aside.
  2. Season the chicken with the salt and black pepper. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove the chicken and set aside, leaving the oil in the pan.
  3. Add the green pepper, yellow pepper, onion, and garlic. Stir well and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and apples to the pan. Cook 8 to 10 minutes more. Add the paprika and red pepper. Stir well and add the rice. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes
  5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, arrange the chicken on top of the rice mixture, and cover. Cook about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serve hot.

Serves 4.

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sofi sofi 8 years
I do make this often (this recipe) but haven't gotten around to putting apples into yet. I like to add saffron threads for some extra flavor.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
no thanks!
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
no thanks!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
I want to try this.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
I want to try this.
emalove emalove 8 years
Looks so good! Most of my favorite recipes come from Real Simple!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I love anything with rice. And I'm really getting addicted to Real Simple.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
celebrity_soup: in Spanish arroz = rice and pollo = chicken. I'm not sure where you got squid (calamar) from...
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Sounds tasty, might be a weekend meal.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Very different...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Very different...
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
hahaha :rotfl:i thought arroz con polo was made with squid.weird.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
hahaha :rotfl: i thought arroz con polo was made with squid. weird.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
This looks awesome! Any idea on Nutritional Info ? Id love to try this soon...
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