arroz con pollo

Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken with rice) is enjoyed by many Latin cultures and is basically Latin comfort food. Some cultures spice it up and others hold back, either way it’s filling and hits all the right spots.




1 ¼ kg chicken pieces

½ cup vinegar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green capsicum, deseeded and sliced

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

½ tsp dried oregano

oil for cooking

2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped

3 rashers bacon, remove rind and chopped

1 ½ cups long grained rice

2 cups water

1 cup white wine

Red pepper for garnishing




Place chicken pieces in shallow dish. Prepare marinade  by mixing vinegar with garlic, onion, green capsicum, salt, pepper and oregano.

Pour this over the chicken and leave for four hours, turning several times.

In a large pan heat some oil and brown the chicken all over. Pour in the marinade, tomatoes, and bacon. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add rice, water and wine and stir gently to mix together. Continue cooking until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Check for seasoning – it will need salt.

Garnish with the red capsicum or chilli.