0 from 0 votes

Weight Watchers Easy Arroz Con Pollo

This Weight Watchers Easy Arroz Con Pollo is a bright and spicy chicken and rice dish your whole family will love. Mine did.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can 10 ounces tomatoes with green chiles (or substitute 1-1/4 cups salsa like I did)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken
  • 1 cup frozen green peas thawed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the rice, onion and garlic, and cook, stirring as needed, until the onion is softened and the rice is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, oregano, and cumin and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring a couple of times, until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cooked chicken and peas and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and fluff the mixture with a fork before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Servin: 348 calories, 6 g fat, 48 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein and 9 Weight Watchers PPV
This makes 4 hearty portions of easy arroz con pollo. Since I didn't have a can of tomatoes and chiles, I substituted 1-1/4 cups fresh salsa I had in the fridge instead with good results.