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Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles

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Juicy golden brown chicken on a bed of tender moist Mexican rice and savory refried beans with cheese

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  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Total Time: 35 Min
  • Makes: 6 servings (about 1-1/2 chicken thighs with 3/4 cup rice, bean and cheese mixture)

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  • 2-1/2 pounds chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (16 oz each) Rosarita® No Fat Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded Oaxaca, Chihauhau or Mexican blend cheese (1/2 cup = 2 oz)


  1. Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Spray large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat until hot. Place chicken, skin side down, in skillet. Cook 7 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from skillet.
  2. Add rice to skillet. Brown rice in pan drippings over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add undrained tomatoes and broth; blend well. Place chicken on top of rice. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender and chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm. Drop beans by tablespoons onto rice; sprinkle with cheese. Heat an additional 5 minutes or until beans are hot and cheese melts. Serve with chicken.



  • Calories: 454
  • Serving Size: 6 servings (about 1-1/2 chicken thighs with 3/4 cup rice, bean and cheese mixture)

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Nutrition Information
Amount per Serving
Calories 454  
    % Daily Value*
Total Fat 14 gram 21%
Saturated fat 5 gram 25%
Cholesterol 174 mg 58%
Sodium 1253 mg 52%
Carbohydrate 39 gram 13%
Dietary fiber 4 gram 16%
Sugars 2 gram
Protein 40 gram
Vitamin A   8%
Vitamin C   7%
Calcium   10%
Iron   23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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  • Johnny

    March 24, 2014

    Try cooking it on the grill. I do cut the chicken in cubes.Use a throw away pan and clean up is a breeze. My kids make burritos.

  • anonymous

    March 12, 2014

    We make this at least once a month. Very filling and satisfying for everyone. It doesn't matter whether you use Rosarita's refried beans or make your own, its still just as yummy and healthy. Love it!!!

  • Becky

    December 06, 2013

    It's a great recipe, but try cooking beans your own dry beans. Very Easy, and so much tastier than Rosarita's + you'll get a lot less sodium.

  • SW Girl

    June 29, 2013

    This is an awesome recipe!!!! I have made this at least 6 times now and every time I serve it, it is well received. No leftovers! I add diced tomatoes and green onions as garnish on top and Green Chile Verde Sauce as well. Love, Love, Love this recipe. Thanks Rosarita!!

  • Sara

    June 05, 2013

    This is awesome. Total comfort food! The Ro-Tel gives it just enough kick! We're hooked on this one.

  • Brenton

    May 02, 2012

    we make this quite often. we try new variations once in awhile, tonight we are adding mushrooms. its a family weekly favorite in my house.

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