Arroz Con Pollo Recipe – Quick and Easy (Rice with Chicken)

I’ve always loved Mexican food. Not sure if it’s what’s considered “authentic” Mexican food or not, but what you get from Mexican restaurants. NOT Taco Bell. I remember practically living at a restaurant La Hacienda when I was pregnant with my second child. I literally got sick on almost everything except cream pies, McDonald’s hot fudge sundaes and Mexican food. Go figure.

A few years ago, I was introduced to another Mexican dish that has become my standard order at any Mexican restaurant that serves it – ACP. It’s simple. It’s delicious. And unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere near where I live.

This is so simple that I almost didn’t even share it. The photo was even taken with my phone. That just proves how much of an after thought sharing this recipe was. I shared it on Instagram and Facebook and my cousin had never heard of it before so I figured it was my duty to inform everyone about this easy, delicious dish.

First, let me admit – although I love to cook, I really don’t like to spend much time in the kitchen. I like fast. And easy. And good. And this recipe fits the bill!!

(excuse the photo, it was taken with my phone and I would’ve made it prettier had I anticipated this post, trust me – it does taste good! Even my picky kids love this)

ACP
(Arroz Con Pollo or “Rice with Chicken”)
chicken (I had chicken that I had boiled earlier) 
yellow rice
sweet onions
Gordo Cheese dip (I use mild)
  1. Saute sweet onions in a skillet with butter.
  2. In a separate pot, prepare yellow rice according to package directions. I use Vigo saffron yellow rice, it comes in yellow bag. And I use the family size.
  3. In yet another pan, fix your chicken. I really don’t think it matters what kind of chicken you use – white or dark meat. I actually had several boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I had planned on using for another meal and didn’t so I had just boiled them and wrapped them back up and refrigerated them so they wouldn’t spoil.
  4. The cheese dip is just heated up in the microwave. 
  5. Once everything is cooked up, just assemble it. Easy-peasy. Rice on bottom, top with chicken, then onions and then pour cheese over it all. 
  6. I think this would also be good if you added sour cream or guacamole but I was hungry and barely waited to take the pitiful picture above!

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