Saturday, November 20, 2021

Martha Stewart's Arroz con Pollo

 Arroz con pollo has been prepared in our home many different ways with a Dutch oven or Instant Pot.  The recipe is essentially the same with a few tweaks and we love all versions.

I always add extra green olives because I love them.  

This version is a colorful and healthy one pot meal from Martha Stewart's One Pot book. 

If you are going camping/RVing this can be made on the stove top or just make it the night before you go so you have a hearty meal to heat after setting up camp.

Arroz con Pollo in a Dutch Oven


1/2 cup dry white wine
Pinch of saffron
6 chicken thighs
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 TB extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic (3 fat cloves)
1 large tomato, diced
2 dried bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups homemade or store-bought chicken stock, plus more if needed
1 1/2 cups short-grain rice, I used Valencia
1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine wine and saffron; let stand until ready to use. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, skin side down, until browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Flip, and cook until golden brown, 2 minutes; transfer to a plate. Drain all but 2 TB fat.

Reduce heat to medium, and cook onion and garlic, stirring often, until tender, about 6 minutes. Add tomato, and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Stir in wine-saffron mixture, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the bay leaves. Cook until wine is almost completely evaporated, 8 minutes.

Stir in stock, rice, and olives; Nestle chicken into rice, skin side up. Bring to a simmer, cover and transfer to oven. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 or 25 minutes.


  1. Never eaten it before but it looks yummy!

    1. Vicki, it's a chicken and rice dish with extra flair :-)

  2. I have this one of my list to get from the library and this sounds yummy! Though of course I would leave off all the olives!

    1. Katherine, I would leave olives out of your portions or eat them, you'll love this cookbook!

  3. OH, we have been making French style chicken. This might make a nice change....without the olives in my case though

    1. Marg, I do love my French cookbooks and especially the chicken recipes. This is a good one pot meal and I think yoou'd like it.

  4. I loved arroz con pollo and am always happy to see new versions. Love olives! I'll take Katherine's and Marg's.

    1. BFR, this is a keeper and so easy. I will split those olives with you.

  5. I want to borrow this cookbook from the library to do a little test cook! Hoping Santa will bring me a nice Dutch Oven for Christmas :)

  6. Ooh I would add olives too because I love them and they add a little more green to it. Nice recipes!


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