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Dutch Oven Arroz Con Pollo has always been a favorite of mine. It means chicken with yellow rice. Loaded with onion, red bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, rice and chicken.This is a simple dish to make that is full in flavor, has great colors and textures. The chicken ends up fork tender and amazing in flavor.
  Boneless chicken breast 3 Pound, rinse and cut (or chicken thigh)
  Salt To Taste
  Garlic powder To Taste
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 , chopped
  Red bell pepper 2 , seeded, cut into strips
  Anaheim pepper 1 , seeded, thinly sliced
  Garlic cloves 4 Large, mince
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Smoked paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coarse black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Long grain white rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Diced tomatoes with green chilies 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Place Dutch oven about 6-inch above the fire and pour olive oil in it.
3. Add chicken in hot oil and season with garlic powder and pepper. Cook until browned.
4. Transfer it to a plate and set aside.
5. Saute onion and peppers in the same pot. Add garlic, turmeric, ground pepper, oregano, paprika, chilli powder, and rice. Stir well after each addition.
6. Add tomato paste, diced tomato, and chicken broth.
7. Return cooked chicken into the pot and push it under the liquid, but keep it on top of rice and vegetable.
8. Cover and raise the Dutch oven 10-inch above the fire. Place 12 hot coals on top and cook at 350 degree F for 30 minutes.

9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Latin American
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 608 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.3%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 131.5 mg43.8%

Sodium 923.6 mg38.5%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.8%

Sugars 5.9 g

Protein 59 g118.1%

Vitamin A 46.6% Vitamin C 127%

Calcium 17.9% Iron 29.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet - Dutch Oven Arroz Con Pollo Cooked On A Scottsdale Santa Maria Style Pit Recipe Video