Lean and Green Arroz Con Pollo

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Arroz Con Pollo
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Everyone loves a simple and easy-to-make meal and this amazing Arroz Con Pollo recipe is packed full of things you likely already have on hand! Everyday ingredients such as chicken breast and cauliflower rice that come together for a truly amazing take on a favorite traditional Spanish dish.

Tip: For a more traditional take on this dish, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and combine with the remaining ingredients in a pot (instead of roasting). Simmer on medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165*F.

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Cooking Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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Chris Sloan, OPTAVIA Coach 75lbs weight loss

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Lean & Green Arroz Con Pollo Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 small Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 stalk Scallions Minced
  • 4 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 40 small Green Olives Pitted
  • 1 1/2 cup Green Beans

Lean & Green Arroz Con Pollo Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Season chicken with salt (optional) and pepper, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Roast chicken in the oven until internal temperature reaches 165*F, about 20 minutes. Once chicken breast are cooked, remove oven and set aside to rest.
  3. While the chicken cooks combine all of the remaining ingredients ( cut green beans into 1/4-inch pieces) a pot. Simmer on low for 8 to 10 minutes. When finished, slice the chicken and serve with califlower 'rice."

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