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Arroz con Pollo

For this chicken-and-rice dish, Grace Parisi likes adding the roasted peppers and peas to the rice, but it's just as easy to serve them on the side. The dish is also good made with sweet Italian sausage instead of the more robustly flavored chorizo.


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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup broken angel hair pasta or thin egg noodles
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo or hot Italian sausage, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
  • Hot sauce and lemon slices, for serving


  1. In a large, deep nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the broken pasta and cook over high heat until very lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add the onion, chicken and chorizo and cook over high heat until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  2. Add the broth and water, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the rice is tender and the chicken and sausage are cooked, 15 minutes. Stir in the peppers and peas, cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with hot sauce and lemon slices.

Suggested Pairing

Juicy, peppery Zinfandel.

Contributed By Published February 2012

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