Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)
PUBLISHED ON: 08.10.2014
The heart and soul of a Spanish home is its kitchen.
Our family traveled to Spain this summer. We spent two weeks with our host family who shared their hospitality, culture and food, with us. Our lives are forever changed. I will be working on a post about our experience which included the privilege of watching our host prepare a family style paella that I would like very much to share with you. Stay tuned!
This recipe is reminiscent of the soulful spirit of the Spanish table and highlights the flavors of the culture which includes olive oil, onion and garlic.
A delicious one pot meal that is easy to prepare and is destined to be shared with family and friends. If you want to “Jazz up” this meal include a homemade Autumn Sangria and flan for dessert.
Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)
1-1/2 lb.. chicken
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 packet of a Spanish seasoning product called Sazon (includes saffron and turmeric to provide the yellow color to the rice).
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup cooking wine
1-(16-ounces) green peas
1 (4-ounces) red pimento ( either diced, in strips or whole)
2 bay leaves
1- (8-ounces) tomato sauce
4 cups Valencia rice (pearl rice) or regular rice if not available.
4 cups water
Using a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil and brown chicken along with onions and garlic. Add spices (Paprika through Spanish seasoning packet). Add the liquids except the beer. Add the uncooked rice and 1/2 of the green peas. Stir well, cover and cook for approximately 30-45 minutes
(the remaining peas and the pimentos are used to layer on the cooked chicken and yellow rice.) Stir through and cover again. If you notice the rice does not have enough liquid, add more water and reduce the heat and simmer longer until the rice is very moist. When the rice is cooked, add the beer and stir. The dish is ready to serve.
Schnitzel and the Trout
What a wonderful recipe. I am anxious to try it and also waiting to hear all about the trip. Sounds amazing.
What a gorgeous recipe! Ryan and i went to Spain for our honeymoon. I would love to create this dish for us at home!
Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen
Your trip to Spain with your family sounds like such fun. I can't wait to hear about about it and try this amazing Spanish dish. I enjoy knowing more about the different spices found in the various countries.Sam
I'm excited to hear more about your trip, Velva. 🙂 This recipe sounds fantastic!!
A soul-satisfying and delicious meal, Velva.
From the Kitchen
What a delicious and lovely dish. I'll look forward to your travel post and a recipe for paella.Best,Bonnie
Taste of Beirut
Grew up enjoying this dish; had a vague idea of its origin. Wish I could visit Spain at some point.
Looks good. We love rice and use it a lot.
Taste of Beirut
Wow! Looks like it is packed with flavor! Love the colors too. Looking forward to your upcoming paella recipe.
Looking forward to your post about your trip – sounds exciting. Love Arroz con Pollo and we just had it for lunch at Gordos (on Timberland at Market Square) Nothing like the homemade real thing though.
Mmmm looks delicious and I bet it was. Have a good day, Diane
The dish looks delicious Velva – always great to bring home recipes from another country. How does this host-family thing work?
Haven't made chicken and yellow rice in awhile and always bought the yellow rice packets for this dish. Well that's gonna change now as Kenny and I both love your version and will be trying it soon, very soon! Thanks Velda for the inspiration……………
Dear Velva, What a great experience and memories. I will look forward to the pictures and post. A delicious and healthy meal. Blessings dear. Catherine xo
Yummo! The yellow color in the dish is mesmerizing!
Excellent looking pollo con arroz amarillo. Just shows how much you must have enjoyed during your stay in Spain. Lovely pics as well.Deepa
This looks just like north Indian chicken pulao that is made as a one pot meal to be served with raita. I would love these Spanish flavours in the rice. Yum.
Jem @ Lost in Utensils
Can't wait to hear about your Spanish adventures Velva. Spain is next on my holiday list-such a food mecca!
This pollo chicken dish is seriously fantastic!
one pot meal at its best. I love love using yellow rice. It has so much flavor with the chicken. This looks delicious. Yeah for Spain! glad you went and can't wait to hear more about it
Cathy at Wives with Knives
I love one pot meals like this one. It's too hot to turn the oven on this week but I'll look forward to making this soon. I'm not sure that I have seen Sazon in a local market but I'm going to look for it. Lovely summer dish, Velva.
Yum, Velva! This looks wonderful! A great presentation and flavor combination.
Karen (Back Road Journal)
Your chicken with yellow rice sounds delicious. After all our years of living in south Florida, my husband and I loved this dish and make it often. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your time in Spain….I'm sure it was memorable.
What a simple and flavorful sounding dish Velva. Looking forward to your travel blogs. We've missed traveling across the pond this year.
Velva, I'm so sorry that I've been AWOL the last few weeks. My summer schedule has consumed my blog reading time. Any, I'm back and just wanted to say this is such a great recipe. I just don't know what's more basic and delicious than chicken and rice. I look forward to hearing about your trip! Great post and delicious recipe
What a fantastic experience for your family. I love one dish meals and this one promises to be a treat to try.
Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
This looks absolutely amazing Velva! I loved following your photos on Instagram of your trip to Spain and posts on Facebook! What an experience! Did you get my note that I have fallen in love with your honey? I told my daughter about it since I've never found 'wildflower' honey. I'm going to send you real money for more someday! Plus I've got something that I made for you too! Roz
My family loves this type of dish. We had a similar version at a friends house, and they went nuts!
This looks amazing and I can smell your kitchen right now!! LOVE chicken and yellow rice!!
Pinned it! I adore arroz con pollo but only have ever had the Mexican version, can't wait to try this Spanish style one.
The Short (dis)Order Cook
I have had many great variations on arroz con pollo, but I have never seen one with beer. This is one I definitely have to check out.
chow and chatter
what a wonderful experience and you can relive the memories through the recipes lovely