Puerto Rican arroz con pollo with mini peppers and sweet peas

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Puerto Rican arroz con pollo with mini peppers and sweet peas

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 550 Calories/Serving

35–50 Minutes

Sure, arroz con pollo means “rice with chicken” in Spanish. But this fragrant dish is so much more than that. Thanks to our adobo spice blend and tomatillo simmer sauce, our version is jam-packed with flavor. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • Chicken options:
  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 10 ounces total)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket adobo spice blend (onion powder - granulated garlic - cumin - sweet paprika - chili powder - dried Mexican oregano)
  • 1 organic yellow onion
  • ¾ cup long-grain white rice
  • 5 ounces organic sweet mini peppers
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • Sunbasket tomatillo simmer sauce (tomatillos - green tomatoes - green chile peppers - onions - scallions - cilantro - pumpkin seeds - garlic - sesame seeds)
  • ⅓ cup organic peas

Nutrition per serving

Calories 550, Total Fat 16g (21% DV), Sat. Fat 2.5g (13% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 95mg (32% DV), Sodium 170mg (7% DV), Total Carb. 74g (27% DV), Fiber 8g (29% DV), Total Sugars 10g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 29g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep and brown the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces; season generously with salt and pepper and half the adobo spice blend. Set aside the remaining spice blend for the onion.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pan. Meanwhile, start preparing the vegetables and rice.


Prep the vegetables and rice

  • Peel and coarsely chop the onion.
  • Rinse the rice. 
  • Remove the stems from the sweet mini peppers, shake out any seeds, and thinly slice the peppers crosswise into rings.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro for garnish.


Cook the arroz con pollo

In the same pan used for the chicken, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir in the onion, season with salt and pepper and the remaining spice blend, and cook until the onion starts to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the rice and cook until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatillo simmer sauce and 1 cup [2 cups] water. Add the peppers, peas, and chicken and any accumulated juices and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice and peppers are tender and the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.


Transfer the arroz con pollo to individual plates, garnish with the cilantro, and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the rice. 
  • Shake out the seeds from the peppers.
  • Measure the water for the arroz con pollo.
  • Garnish with the cilantro.