I have been making this dish since I was a teenager. Therefore, I always try to come up with unexpected ways to present it to make it attractive and appetizing.
Rice with chicken is a comfort food that can be made in few minutes with few inexpensive ingredients. Just by increasing my recipe amounts you could feed an army. Since I can cook this on my sleep, I had to record every ingredient while I was cooking, in order to give you an accurate set of ingredients and amounts.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 30
Approximate Cost: Under $6.00 (or $3.00/serving)
2 chicken drums (5/pack price = $2.85: @.57/drum (or 2 drums = $1.14)
1 cup of large grain rice (.75)
3 tbsps. Olive oil (.65)
1 onion, chopped (.50)
4 cloves of garlic, chopped (.20)
½ cup sweet peas (.25)
2 cups chicken broth ($1.10)
1 tbsp. salad olives
1 tsp. Adobo Goya to season the drums
1 small envelope of Sazon Goya (.17)
½ jar of Roasted Goya peppers ($.85)
¼ cup chopped cilantro (.20)
½ envelope of Goya Chicken Bouillon (.14)
Remove the skin from the drums and discard.
Season with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tsp. Adobo.
Add to a saucepan in medium 2 tbsp. of olive oil and cook the chicken drums well done until golden brown, approx. 6-7 minutes depending on your stove. Drain and set aside.
Chop onion and garlic.
Add to the saucepan you cooked the drums, the chopped onion and garlic and cook for few minutes until golden.
Add I cup of rice and toast until the oil mixture have coated all the rice, it will look shiny.
Add 2 cups of chicken broth, Sazon, Goya Chicken Bouillon, olives and chopped cilantro.
Wait until it boils. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. (Don’t peek)
After the 20 minutes, uncover, add the chicken and cover for 3-4 minutes to warm up.
Serve with sweet peas, roasted peppers and a green salad if you wish. Enjoy!
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