Low Calorie Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

This Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe is just 298 calories and has over 34g of protein!. Arroz con pollo recipes make great weeknight meals. You cook everything in one skillet (less clean up!) and this recipe feeds 6, enough for everyone, or leftovers.

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 8 pieces of chicken one whole cut up, or breast fillets, legs, thighs, etc.
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/ 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Low Calorie Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

Healthy Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep 2 ways. You can cook the healthy recipe completely then store for later, or add the ingredients to a bag, mix and add to the freezer for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days and the freezer for a month.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, or in a 350 degree oven until warmed through (about 20 minutes)

Low Calorie Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

Low Calorie Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice

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This low calorie arroz con pollo Mexican chicken and rice recipe is just 298 calories and it has 34.6g of protein!
You can make this arroz con pollo with chicken breast, chicken thighs or legs, or the traditional way, with one whole chicken cut up.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 8 pieces of chicken one whole cut up, or breast fillets, legs, thighs, etc.
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/ 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • To a medium bowl combine the salt, garlic powder, cumin, pepper and cayenne. Mix and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat and spray with olive oil.
  • Coat the chicken with half of the spice mixture. Add to the hot pan and brown on all sides.
  • Add in the onion, bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes until lightly softened.
  • To the remaining spices, add the chicken broth and tomato sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate and add the garlic and the rice to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, then add in the chicken broth mixture, and peas. Mix well and place the chicken atop the rice and veggies.
  • Cover and cook for 30 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Top with cilantro and serve hot.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 28.5gProtein: 34.6gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 683mgPotassium: 835mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5.4gCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken, Main Course, one pot meal
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3 thoughts on “Low Calorie Arroz Con Pollo Chicken and Rice”

  1. Hi, this sounds great! I’m starting to prep it now. I see you say to cook the chicken on medium-high but after you add everything into the pan to cook for 30, is it still med-high.? Thanks for sharing!

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