Adobo Seasoned Chicken and Rice

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Directions

Step One:  Prepping the Chicken

Ingredients

  • Caribbean Trading Company Gourmet Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 chicken thighs, with skin, cut in half
  • 4 chicken breasts, with skin, cut in half lengthwise

Mix together the salt, garlic, cumin, paprika, black pepper, turmeric and oregano in a small bowl. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and then season with the Caribbean Trading Company Gourmet Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning.

Step Two: Cooking the Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Chicken portions prepped in step one

Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large cast iron pot over high heat. Place the chicken in the oil skin side down and sauté until golden brown. Turn the chicken over and cook until the second side is golden brown. Transfer the chicken to into a separate pot with all cooking juices, cover and allow to cook through over medium heat. Keep warm.

Step Three: Bringing it all together

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 to 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 cups long-grain rice
  • 4 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Place the browning pan with 2 tablespoons oil back over high heat. Add the onions, green and red peppers and cook until soft. Add the plum tomatoes, garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the rice to the pan, stir to coat the rice in the mixture and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, bay leaf, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Stir well, cover, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes add the frozen peas (not thawed) to the pot, cover and continue cooking until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Step Four: Finishing Touches

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pimento stuffed green olives
  • Freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Squeeze lime juice

Remove the pot from the heat and let sit 5 minutes covered. Remove the lid, fluff the rice and gently fold in the olives, cilantro, parsley, oregano and squeeze of lime juice. Add the chicken and stir to combine.

Captain Tim
Captain Tim

Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.

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