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Arroz Con Pollo * One Pot Chicken & Rice

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How to make one pot Mexican chicken and rice

Dinner. Doesn’t just the idea of cooking dinner make you cringe sometimes? Like crap, dinner I have to fix that tonight and I have no idea what to make.  And then 4:00 rolls around and you start to really think about ordering a pizza but know thats not good for the wallet or the waistline so you scrounge around in the pantry and see what’s there.  Arroz con pollo is your answer! Thanks to a few simple fresh ingredients and a few pantry staples like the delicious Hunt’s fire roasted with garlic diced tomatoes, your dinner is going to be ready and on the table and in your mouth all with satisfaction. Trust me on this one.

I shopped for all my ingredients at Walmart and found the Hunt’s fire roasted with garlic diced tomatoes in the canned tomato aisle.  There are a ton of different flavor combinations of Hunt’s diced tomatoes and I really loved the extra flavor punch this particular variety added to my dish.
Recipe for Mexican Chicken & Rice
I love recipes that only call for one pot, hello less dishes to clean! I use my medium size (I wish I had a super big one) dutch oven that has a lid.  Its a pretty simple dinner to prep and put together.  First you heat some oil over medium-high heat, season your chicken with some creole seasoning and brown it on all sides. Once the chicken is completely browned remove it from the pot for a few minutes. It doesn’t need to be cooked all the way because you will put it back into the pot.
Recipe for Arroz Con Pollo
Next heat another teaspoon or 2 of oil and toss in your chopped onions and bell peppers.  Cook until they are soft and cooked down. As they cook their juices should help you scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot.
How to make arroz con pollo
Add the yellow rice package and stir it around.
cooking arroz con pollo
one pot chicken and rice recipe
Next add in your Hunt’s fire roasted tomatoes and chicken broth and stir to combine.
how to make one pot Mexican chicken and rice
Mexican chicken and rice
Dump the chicken back into the pot and bring it to a simmer.  Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 30-40 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked. Voila you’re done! I love my 3qt Lodge dutch oven and use it all the time! The color makes me happy too 🙂

Mexican chicken and rice recipe

This easy one pot chicken and rice dish is a crowd pleaser!

Arroz Con Pollo has tons of veggies and a great mild flavor that everyone loves!


Arroz Con Pollo is a great one pot Mexican chicken and rice dish that everyone loves!


  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 Bell Peppers, diced (I used a red and yellow)
  • 1 Package Yellow Rice (around 7oz package)
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Hunt’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  1. Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces and season with creole seasoning. Dice your onion & bell peppers.
  2. Heat a medium to large dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Once the pot is heated toss in your chicken and brown on all sides. The chicken does not need to be cooked through, just browned. Remove the chicken from the pot.
  3. Add another tablespoon of oil and heat to medium, add in your diced onions & peppers. Cook until they are soft, about 5-8 minutes. As they cook you should be able to scrape some of the brown bits left from the chicken off the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the rice package and stir it in with the veggies. Add the Hunt’s diced tomatoes and the chicken broth, stir to combine. Dump the chicken back in as well. Bring it to a simmer, once it starts to simmer cover it, turn the heat to medium low and let cook for 30-40 minutes. You know its done when the rice is fully cooked.
  5. Serve warm with shredded cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!
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I love having great pantry staples that I can count on and Hunt’s is a brand that I know I can always rely on for fully flavored delicious tomatoes.  Having them on hand in my pantry for fall meals like chili, soups, and my delicious bruschetta is a no brainer.
How to make one pot chicken and rice
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