Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Arroz con Pollo

This makes one 9x13 baking dish, but I divided it into two 8x8. One to bake now and one to freeze for later. You can also double the recipe and make two 9x13 dishes. Freeze one for nights when you just want to pop something homemade into the oven and relax.
Gather the ingredients in an assembly line for easy preparation.
 I used three very large chicken breasts and sliced them in half.
Cook your rice, unless you have saved-overs.  
 Spread the rice in the bottom of a greased baking dish.
 Layer on the beans.
 The corn is next.
 Season the chicken on both sides with garlic salt and pepper. Lay on top. 
 Combine the chicken broth, salsa, spaghetti sauce, (I had some leftover from the Spaghetti Pie), 
red peppers, scallions, cilantro, cumin and minced garlic.
 Pour the sauce mixture evenly over the top.
 Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
 If  making one for later. Layer the pan in foil and fold over to seal.
After it's frozen, remove it from the casserole and put it into a freezer bag and label it.
Arroz con Pollo-Date-Bake 350 for 45 minutes
Use within 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and bake as directed.
 Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
 I like to sprinkle more chopped cilantro on top.
A margarita goes very nicely with this!

Arroz con Pollo
2 C cooked rice
1 15-oz can black beans, drained
1 C frozen corn
6 boneless chicken cutlets
2 t garlic salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 C chicken broth
1 C salsa
 1 C marinara sauce
1/2 C sliced red pepper
1/2 C chopped green onions
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 t cumin
1 t (about 1 clove) minced garlic
1 C grated cheese
Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread the rice over the bottom, then the beans, corn and seasoned chicken. Combine the chicken broth, salsa, spaghetti sauce, red peppers, scallions, cilantro, cumin and minced garlic in a medium mixing bowl. Spread the sauce evenly over the dish. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.
(tip: Cook 3/4 C rice and 1-1/2 C water, salt, butter, will give you the 2 C rice in 20 minutes.)
Links: The Charm Of Home, EKats Kitchen


  1. Looks wonderful! And I am always on the look out for freezer friendly meals! :)

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  2. That looks wonderful with all of the cheese and sauce melted on top of the chicken! Thanks for linking it up!