© Melanie Acevedo
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
55 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4

Three favorite Latin-American ingredients combine here to make one hearty and delicious dish that's welcome any time of year. We recommend Goya canned black beans, which hold up during cooking better than other brands do. Plus: More Chicken Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large, deep frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and add to the pan. Cook, turning, until well browned, about 8 minutes in all. Remove. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat from the pan.

Step 2    

Add the onion to the pan and reduce the heat to moderately low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds longer. Add the tomatoes and pimientos, scraping the bottom of the pan to dislodge any brown bits. Stir in the beans, rice, water, parsley, the remaining 11/2 teaspoons of salt, and the cayenne, and arrange the chicken on top in an even layer.

Step 3    

Bring to a boil and simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Turn the drumsticks and reduce the heat to very low. Cover and cook until the chicken and rice are just done, about 15 minutes longer. Serve with the lime wedges, if using.

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