Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

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

An authentic arroz con pollo recipe is typically made with one whole chicken, cut up. And that is our preferred method, however you can choose to get all chicken breasts, or thighs.

This healthy chicken and rice recipe is flavorful and easy. And best of all, low on clean up! (You even mix everything in just one bowl, less clean up!)

This Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe is just 298 calories and has over 34g of protein!

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

Chicken and rice casseroles make great quick dinners. Try this stovetop recipe for the same ease and approachability, with a one pot easy arroz con pollo recipe.

To keep calories in this pollo chicken recipe low, we use olive oil spray. This will help you limit the amount of oil you need in the recipe. By swapping vegetable oil for olive oil spray, you’re able to cut 100’s of calories and lots of fat!

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make a healthy arroz con pollo Mexican chicken and rice recipe, here’s what you’ll find in the sections below…

What You’ll Find in the Article:

  • Arroz Con Pollo Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Arroz Con Pollo
  • Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Arroz Con Pollo

The shopping list is extra helpful. Take a screenshot on your phone so you have it handy at the grocery store.

And in the recipe card, you can easily double or triple this healthy arroz con pollo recipe with the click of a button.

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Arroz Con Pollo Ingredients

This is the best arroz con pollo recipe for people looking to cut calories without sacrificing flavor or texture. The chicken pollo recipe is packed with flavor, no one will believe it’s a healthy dish!

You can get any cut of chicken you like. Traditionally, arroz con pollo recipes use a whole chicken, cut up. And that is such a delicious and fun way to make this dish. But if you find chicken breasts on sale, or chicken legs, by all means… use the cut of chicken you want!

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

This arroz con pollo easy recipe is made even easier with this shopping list! Take a screenshot on your phone so you have it handy the next time you go to the store.

Shopping List for Arroz Con Pollo:

  • Olive oil spray
  • Aalt
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Pepper
  • Cayenne
  • Chicken 
  • Onion 
  • Bell peppers 
  • Garlic 
  • Low-salt chicken broth
  • Tomato sauce
  • Long-grain white rice
  • Cilantro

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this recipe for arroz con pollo you want to make, and it will do all the math for you!

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How to Make Arroz Con Pollo

This one pot arroz con pollo recipe is easy to make, and easy to clean up! We even limited mixing to one bowl, so you’re cleanup is even faster!

In the how to make pollo con arroz section below, you will find directions to make arroz con pollo with chicken breast, legs, even a whole chicken cut up. You can also find these directions in the recipe card in the next section.

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

This Mexican arroz con pollo recipe is easy to make and will quickly become one of your favorite one pot dinners!

How to Make Arroz Con Pollo:

  1. To a medium bowl combine the salt, garlic powder, cumin, pepper and cayenne. Mix and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat and spray with olive oil.
  3. Coat the chicken with half of the spice mixture. Add to the hot pan and brown on all sides.
  4. Add in the onion, bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes until lightly softened.
  5. To the remaining spices, add the chicken broth and tomato sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  6. 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.
  7. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Top with cilantro and serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find the measurements, directions, arroz con pollo calories and more in the recipe card below…

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Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

We cut 100’s of calories in arroz con pollo traditional recipes with the help of olive oil spray. Making this healthy recipe just 298 calories!

This Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe is packed full of protein and healthy ingredients to accelerate weight loss while feeding your cravings.

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Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

Arroz Con Pollo Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

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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 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
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
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 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 1/2 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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Nutrition and Calories in Arroz Con Pollo

We used arroz con pollo chicken breast to measure this nutritional information… Other cuts won’t make much difference, but chicken breast will have the most protein.

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