Catholic Recipe: Christmas Dinner: Rice with Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken, quartered
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can (1 pound) tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • pinch saffron
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) small peas
  • 2 pimientos, chopped

Details

Serves: 3-4

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Latin America

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Also Called: Arroz con Pollo

Here is a simple Spanish and Latin American chicken dish often served at Christmas.

DIRECTIONS

Fry chicken in hot oil in saucepot until lightly browned on all sides, with onions, garlic. Add tomatoes, water. Cook 5 minutes. Add bay leaf, salt, rice, saffron, green pepper, peas with liquid and pimientos; stir thoroughly. Pour into casserole. Bake 40 minutes at 350° F.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965