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.
8piecesof chickenone whole cut up, or breast fillets, legs, thighs, etc.
1 1/2cupslow-salt chicken broth
1/15-ounce can tomato sauce
1cuplong-grain white rice
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.