How to Make Locrio De Pollo(Rice & Chicken)

Arroz con pollo . A childhood favorite. A Dominican popular dish. My mom always rotated this dish on a monthly basis. I loved it, still do. It's very flavorful. Hope you like it too.😃

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How to Make Locrio De Pollo(Rice & Chicken) Recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Wash and dry your chicken. Put in a bowl.

Wash and dry your chicken. Put in a bowl.

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To the garlic paste add the oregano. Mix

To the garlic paste add the oregano. Mix

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Add the oregano garlic mixture to chicken.

Add the oregano garlic mixture to chicken.

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Add the adobo

Add the adobo

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Add the mojo criollo

Add the mojo criollo

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And the onion powder. Stir this all well and let it marinade for at least an hour(Overnight is better) in the refrigerator.

And the onion powder. Stir this all well and let it marinade for at least an hour(Overnight is better) in the refrigerator.

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When the hr. or night has passed . Take the chicken out of fridge & bring to room temp. When it has reached rm. temp take a lge pot & place it on the stove burners over medium heat. Add 2 tbs of oil.

When the hr. or night has passed . Take the chicken out of fridge & bring to room temp. When it has reached rm. temp take a lge pot & place it on the stove burners over medium heat. Add 2 tbs of oil.

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Add the sugar

Add the sugar

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We want the sugar to caramelize, it gives the chicken a nice golden color. No sugar Taste.

We want the sugar to caramelize, it gives the chicken a nice golden color. No sugar Taste.

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When the sugar has caramelized immediately add the chicken.

When the sugar has caramelized immediately add the chicken.

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Put the chicken in 1 layer as I did and do not move. Let the chicken fry and get browned

Put the chicken in 1 layer as I did and do not move. Let the chicken fry and get browned

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The first side has browned, do you see the rich brown color? That is why we put the sugar in. Now I will flip it.

The first side has browned, do you see the rich brown color? That is why we put the sugar in. Now I will flip it.

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I have flipped it. Now we will wait for the other side to brown.

I have flipped it. Now we will wait for the other side to brown.

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When it has browned we will add a few tablespoons of water. The idea is to braise the chicken not boil it. This brings out the flavors.

When it has browned we will add a few tablespoons of water. The idea is to braise the chicken not boil it. This brings out the flavors.

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That's all the water we need at a time. Make sure you scrape the lil brown pieces stuck on the pot, that my friend is flava.🙌

That's all the water we need at a time. Make sure you scrape the lil brown pieces stuck on the pot, that my friend is flava.🙌

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When the water has evaporated we will add water again. A little at a time like I did above.

When the water has evaporated we will add water again. A little at a time like I did above.

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The water has evaporated once more. We will now continue to next step. We don't want to overcook the chicken, it will fall apart.

The water has evaporated once more. We will now continue to next step. We don't want to overcook the chicken, it will fall apart.

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It is time to season the water. Add 1/2 cup water. Make sure you scrape down those sides.

It is time to season the water. Add 1/2 cup water. Make sure you scrape down those sides.

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To the water add 1 tbs of tomato paste. I freeze mine that's why it looks like that😊

To the water add 1 tbs of tomato paste. I freeze mine that's why it looks like that😊

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Add some cilantro. I also freeze it. If you can get your hands on fresh cilantro add a few sprigs right now.

Add some cilantro. I also freeze it. If you can get your hands on fresh cilantro add a few sprigs right now.

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Add the chicken bouillon powder.

Add the chicken bouillon powder.

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This is the tomato bouillon I like to use.

This is the tomato bouillon I like to use.

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Mix it in well. Do this gently.

Mix it in well. Do this gently.

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Continue on now by adding the olives. I had no capers👎 add some if you have it.

Continue on now by adding the olives. I had no capers👎 add some if you have it.

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Add the rest of the water(2 1/2 cups) bring the water to a full boil .

Add the rest of the water(2 1/2 cups) bring the water to a full boil .

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While the water comes to a boil take your rice and rinse it a few times under running water. Set aside.

While the water comes to a boil take your rice and rinse it a few times under running water. Set aside.

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The water is boiling its time to add the rice.

The water is boiling its time to add the rice.

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Add the last tbs of oil.

Add the last tbs of oil.

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Now it's the waiting game. We will wait for the rice to absorb all the liquid. Don't stir at all

Now it's the waiting game. We will wait for the rice to absorb all the liquid. Don't stir at all

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The water has absorbed lets turn this around carefully.

The water has absorbed lets turn this around carefully.

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Lower the heat, take a piece of foil and place it on top of the pot.

Lower the heat, take a piece of foil and place it on top of the pot.

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Continue by putting the cover. Lower the heat and let it cook slowly about 35-40 minutes.

Continue by putting the cover. Lower the heat and let it cook slowly about 35-40 minutes.

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It has been 40 minutes. Time to check the rice😉 perfeccion👌

It has been 40 minutes. Time to check the rice😉 perfeccion👌

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Ready to be served.

Ready to be served.

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Serve this arroz con pollo with some beans, a side of fried sweet plantains and an avocado salad.

Serve this arroz con pollo with some beans, a side of fried sweet plantains and an avocado salad.

Ingredients

2 Pounds Chicken parts  
Long grain rice 
1 Teaspoon Garlic paste  
¼ Teaspoons Oregano powder 
½ Teaspoons Onion powder 
½ Tablespoons Adobo  
¼ Cups Mojo criollo  
3 Tablespoons Canola oil 
1 Teaspoon Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Tomato bouillon with chicken flavor 
1 Tablespoon Tomato paste 
2-3 sprigs of cilantro 
2 Tablespoons Olives and capers  
3 Cups Water 
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