Recipes easy to make Cuban-Style Chicken & Rice

Recipes easy to make Cuban-Style Chicken & Rice

The ingredients for making Recipes easy to make Cuban-Style Chicken & Rice

  1. 1/3 cup olive oil for frying
  2. 4-6 chicken thighs, skin on
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  6. 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  7. 2 large red pepper (or green bell), cored, seeded & sliced
  8. 1 large onion, chopped or sliced
  9. Dash flour
  10. 1 (14 oz.) can chopped tomato
  11. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  12. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  13. 1 bay leaf
  14. 2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  15. 1 tsp. lime juice
  16. 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Step-step making Recipes easy to make Cuban-Style Chicken & Rice

  1. In a large pan, add the oil and heat over medium heat. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan and cook on both sides for a total of 30 minutes.

  2. Remove the chicken to a plate and add the peppers to the pan and begin to saut them in a small amount of the chicken fat. As they become soft, add the onions and saut them as well, until they become translucent in about 2-3 minutes.

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  3. Add in a dash of flour to the pan and mix all the ingredients. Add the tomatoes and the juices to the pan and lightly mix. Continue to heat this mixture while adding the garlic, cumin, bay leaf, and thyme.

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  4. Turn the heat down to low-medium; add the chicken back to the pan, add some lime juice, top with cilantro, and cover. Simmer this for 15-20 minutes. When done serve with black beans and rice, some fried plantains, and enjoy.

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  5. [Note: For the traditional dish of Arroz Con Pollo, use a Dutch-oven style pot and brown the chicken on both sides, then add yellow or white rice (2 cups.) and chicken stock (3 cups). You then cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, adding 1 cup of frozen peas near the end for a delicious one-pot family meal.]

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