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Arroz Con Pollo (Peruvian Rice and Chicken)

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One of the best-known and loved of Peruvian dishes is this easy yet delicious chicken and rice dish.

Literally translated Chicken with Rice, this traditional Peruvian recipe blends several basic ingredients in a unique way and the results are...aromatic, appetizing, and really savory!

This is one Peruvian recipe that, although a typical provincial dish of old Peru, uses ingredients that you can easily buy at your local grocery store.

This dish is served as a "segundo" or main course and is often accompanied by soup and salad.

Serve with a fruit drink and/or coffee depending on the weather, and you're friends and family will be delighted!

Arroz con Pollo Peru food

Arroz con Pollo* (Rice and Chicken) 

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One of the best-known Peruvian dishes

Ingredients (serves eight):

1 chicken, cut into chunks
3 cups rice
1-1/4 cup cooked green peas
3 cups water
1 onion, chopped
2 green peppers cut in strips

1 teaspoon garlic
red pepper
salt and pepper


  • Heat oil and fry the chicken, then remove the chicken
  • In the same oil, fry the chopped onion, garlic, chili and cilantro
  • Add salt, pepper and cumin to taste
  • When cooked, add the chicken chunks and green peppers
  • Add water and bring to a boil, then add the uncooked rice
  • Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes
  • Garnish with the pre-cooked green peas

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