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Cuban Arroz con Pollo Recipe

Creamy and savory arroz con pollo with plenty of authentic Cuban flavor.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


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1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups diced chicken breasts
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
2 cups long-grain white rice
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup pitted and chopped green olives
1/2 cup sliced pimiento olives
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and onion and sauté until the chicken is browned and the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the garlic, bell peppers, cumin, paprika, and oregano. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add the rice and chicken stock and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in the green peas, both types of olives, parsley, black pepper, and salt. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Stir in the lime juice, then cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Feel free to substitute other types of vegetables for the ones listed (corn, celery, carrots, etc.), if desired.

  • Author: Shannen Mitch
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cuban
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 850mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg

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