Peruvian Arroz con Pollo

Peruvian Arroz con Pollo

Katie 5

"I was taught by my Peruvian mother-in-law how to cook some of my husband's favorite meals. I have perfected one of her dishes...she even says it is better then hers!"


1 h 35 m servings 739 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 739 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.2g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 45.7 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 198 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place two large skillets over medium heat, pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into each, and heat the oil until it ripples. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, divide between the two skillets, and fry until golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes. Use screens over the skillets, if needed, to control spattering. Remove the chicken from the skillets, and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place the cilantro leaves, garlic, aji pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and orange juice into a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into one of the skillets, bring to a simmer, and cook and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture turns from bright to dark green, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the chopped onions into the other skillet, and cook and stir over medium-low heat until the onions turn translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the rice, and cook and stir until the rice starts to turn opaque, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the white wine into the blender and pulse a few times to rinse off any extra cilantro mixture from the blender, and pour the wine into the skillet containing the cilantro mixture. Bring the mixture back to a simmer over medium heat, scrape the rice and onions into the cilantro mixture, stir in the chicken broth and black pepper, and bring to a boil. Place the browned chicken pieces and carrots into the skillet, stir to combine, and cover. Reduce heat, and cook until the rice is separate and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid, place the pepper rings on the rice, and sprinkle with frozen peas. Cover and cook without stirring until the peppers and peas are tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover the skillet and allow the dish to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Editor's Note
  • Peruvian aji peppers have a fruity taste and medium heat, and are available at some Hispanic food stores and farmers' markets. If you can't find a Peruvian aji pepper, you can substitute a jalapeno or serrano pepper.
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  1. 53 Ratings


I made this with skinless chicken breasts, red bell pepper, and no frozen peas, I didn't have any on hand.. The recipe is delicious! I do however always cut the amount of liquids to my rice dish...

This is pretty good. I've never added orange juice to it though. I'll try it next time. Beer works well instead of white wine too. There's one thing I like to do different: I do like my cilantro...

This reminds me of the Peruvian baked chicken we used to order from a takeout place in Manhattan. I bet the sauce would make a great rub for roast chicken, and will give it a try. The dish i...

Peruvian Arroz con Pollo has no Orange juice or wine on it.... The original and delicious recipe is with beer and chicken broth...and for it not to get too mushy the quantity of liquid has to b...

Great taste. Mine came out a little mushy. I'm gonna try less chicken stock next time.

This was delicious and well received by all, including my picky kids. I grew up in Ecuador, and this is a litttle different than the arroz con pollo I am accustomed to from there, but it was aw...

This is close to the recipe my mother-in-law makes. Her family is from Panama. One difference is that there is no wine in hers. Another is she uses no orange juice. I also add a bunch of flat-le...

I just wanted thank all of you for the positive feedback for this recipe. I probably made 30 versions of this dish before this assembly of ingredients fell into place ( and I'm so glad I made a...

I made this for a party with Peruvians and Columbians. Everybody loved it. I used boneless, skinless, organic chicken thighs from Costco. I used beer instead of orange juice. Also, per some othe...