Thursday, January 7, 2010


6 chicken thighs( about 6 oz. each)
1 tablespoon chili powder
about 1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 fresh jalapeno chiles, rinsed, stemmed and thinly sliced
1 -1/2 cups long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken broth
1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes
1 - 3/4 cups frozen corn kennels
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt to taste

Remove skin from chicken. Trim off and discard excess fat. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Rub chili powder all over pieces.

Set a 12 - inch frying pan with 2 - inch tall sides or a 5 to 6 quart pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add oil and tilt pan to coat bottom. Add chicken in a single layer and turn as needed to brown on both sides, 10 to 12 minutes total, ( if necessary, brown in two batches, adding 1 more tablespoon oil if needed). Transfer to a plate.

Add onion, garlic and jalapeno chiles to pan; stir often until onion is limp, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add rice; stir often until rice is opaque, about 3 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes (including juices) and corn. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Lay chicken pieces slightly apart in pan. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until rice is tender to bite and chicken is longer pink at the bone (cut to test), 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and salt to taste.

YIELDS: Makes 4 servings


  1. I love arroz con pollo! Your recipe looks delicious. I like the fact that you use dark meat rather than white... more flavor.
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Ladybug Creek

  2. This does sound great. Maybe I can get hubby to try this since it is dark meat.

  3. Now, this is a wonderful comfort dish. One of my favorite dishes growing-up was arroz con pollo. Your recipe is an excellent one!

  4. This is a great dish! I actually never used stewed tomatoes. How do they differ in taste from diced or crushed tomatoes?

  5. I love these past two chicken recipes. Chicken is about the only meat I eat. (besides fish) So I will add these to my box. Thanks for posting.

  6. Well, I am making this dish for sure..looks wonderful.....

    and there is plenty of strawberry shortcake, friend....

  7. I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken, we eat so much of it. This sounds great!


  8. looks great ... thighs make the best chicken recipes

  9. This looks really good. Thanks for the recipe...Christine

  10. We're in the midst of another blizzard which is presently accumulating on top of the blizzard we had yesterday. This dish sounds perfect for a snowbound weekend!

  11. Chicken and rice is always soothing. Nothing's better on a snowy day.

  12. what a great food blog! so happy to meet you! i'm gonna look now for a follower botton and then read some more recipes...
    see you soon!

  13. Aloha, the first thought that came to my mind is mmmmmmmmmmmm,love to cook, love to blog, enjoyed my visit, looking forward to more,
    New Year Wishes from across the sea

  14. this looks amazing. I hope you stop by today and link it up. I know it will be a hit for sure. Thanks for following me.

  15. Sounds and looks good. We eat tons of chicken and I liked your last chicken post also.

  16. This is one of the best paella style rice's have come by (i love love love spanish portuguese and every other paella's and this looks so similiar)...bookmarked along with all ur other fantastic recipes...ur cookie recipe rocked,i made a few,,,jus a few little pouches w a few of those cookies in each and my phone hasnt stopped ringing since yeah have to got orders galore and demands for more and more-thanx a ton for big hit recipes galore.....

  17. This is one of my favorite dishes and your recipe sounds delicious. Have a great Foodie Friday.

  18. :) this looks delicious!Chicken with rice is a perfect match! oh and it sounds almost like italian (riso con pollo) :-)
    Wonderful dish, I'm gonna try it!

  19. This sounds like a fantastic dish loaded with delicious flavor!!

  20. Awesome Geri!!! Sounds delicious!!I will definitely make this! Thanks so much for sharimg!

    Blessings ~ Teresa

  21. I love arroz con pollo! I was in Peru for a couple weeks during a mission trip and almost every dinner was some variation of it ~ which surprisingly made me love it :-) Hm, I have a chicken in the fridge... I may have to change my meal plan for later this week!

  22. I love this dish and all the variations of it, especially yours!

    Have a great week!!!!!