This delicious Quinoa Arroz con Pollo is the perfect one pot 30-minute weeknight dinner that is super easy to make. Enjoy this healthy latin twist tonight!
Quinoa Arroz Con Pollo
I know the name of this dish sounds confusing – quinoa, arroz? It’s basically a Latin staple recipe for chicken with rice but instead of rice I used Quinoa. Why? Because I love it and it has wonderful nutritional attributes. If you are not a fan of this product, just use regular rice.
Lately, I’ve been on the Quinoa craze. I’ve made it in salads, side dishes and even part of entrees like here. On it’s own, it’s got little flavor, but it’s a white canvas that can absorb any flavor you add to it. That’s why my Quinoa con Pollo tastes so delicious, it’s filling and feeds a crowd of hungry
If you’re into quick dinners then you’re going to love this recipe. It’s made in 30 minutes or less and you don’t need to serve it with a side dish since this is a complete meal. My husband sometimes complains so I’ll add a salad.
Got to get rid of some veggies leftover in the fridge? Toss them in there. Today I had some mushrooms about to go bad and I just cooked them inside my Quinoa Arroz Con Pollo. The recipe doesn’t really use mushrooms but heck! It’s nice to change it up every once in a while.
I grew up eating arroz con pollo and it’s a dish that I truly love. My husband not so much (he’s a picky eater), now that I made it with Quinoa, he loves it. I use a big ol’ pot to make it and enjoy the leftovers the next day.
This week has been a nice paced one. I’ve done a lot of working and cooking which are my passions. My girls have been behaving quite well and doing their homework without complaining. I hope this momentum keeps going and we end up with a calm, relaxing weekend.
I hope you can try this Quinoa Arroz con Pollo at home. If you do, please come back and let me know how it came out.
- 1 Cup Quinoa uncooked
- 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Stock
- 2 Medium Carrots peeled and diced
- 1 Medium Onion chopped
- 1 Red Pepper chopped
- 1-2 Teaspoons Yellow Sazon or any latin seasoning
- 2 in Large Chicken breasts cut bite size pieces
- 1 Cup Frozen Peas
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
In a large rimmed pot, heat the oil over medium heat
Add the onions, peppers and carrots. Sautee until they soften. Around 4-5 minutes
Add the chicken and cook until the pieces brown on all sides, around 5 minutes
Add the Quinoa and stir until fully combined
Pour in water and the sazon. Stir until the mixture boils. When it boils cover and lower the heat to low
Cook until the Quinoa puffs up and the water is absorbed. About 10-15 minutes
Throw the peas and let them heat up in the pot. Test for salt and pepper. Add if needed