Arroz Con Pollo-Mercado Style

This recipe is bomb!  It was one of those days where I was just throwing things into a pot trying to come up with something quick for dinner.  My kids loved it. My husband loved it.  Success!



2 Cups of rice

1/3 Stick of Butter

2 Cans of low sodium chicken broth

1/2 Cup of water

Generous amount of Garlic powder

Generous amount of onion flakes




4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed


Generous amount of salt and pepper

Generous amount of paprika

About a tablespoon of garlic

Generous amount of cilantro, finely chopped

1/2 cup of salsa (you can replace this for chopped onions and tomatoes)


Melt the butter in a pan with the rice.  Add in the chicken broth and water, then add the garlic powder and onion flakes.  Cook rice according to the directions.


Meanwhile, cover the bottom of a skillet with oil and set the burner to medium high.  Add the chicken, salt and pepper, paprika, and garlic.  Cook the chicken about 15 minutes, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Add the cilantro and salsa, cook for about 5 more minutes.


Mix the chicken mixture with the rice.  Serve with tortillas or tortilla chips.  You could also top with cheese, sour creme, salsa.