Homemade Arroz con Pollo and corn

If you’re looking to bring a taste of Latin America to your dinner table, Arroz con Pollo with corn is a perfect choice. This dish combines tender chicken, flavorful rice, and sweet corn for a comforting meal that’s sure to please the whole family. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe to follow.


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, and turmeric. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. Cook the Vegetables: In the same pot, add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add Rice and Tomatoes: Stir in the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, letting it absorb the flavors. Add the diced tomatoes (with juice) and oregano. Mix well.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Return the browned chicken to the pot, nestling it into the rice mixture. Pour in the chicken broth, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  5. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Add Corn: In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the corn, stirring it into the rice and chicken mixture. Continue to cook until the corn is heated through.
  7. Serve: Once done, fluff the rice with a fork and serve the Arroz con Pollo hot. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side for a burst of fresh flavor.


  • For an added layer of flavor, consider marinating the chicken in a mixture of lime juice, garlic, and spices for at least an hour before cooking.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, add a chopped jalapeño or a dash of hot sauce to the vegetable sauté.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with a simple side salad or steamed vegetables.

Enjoy this hearty and flavorful Arroz con Pollo and corn recipe with your family. It’s a perfect blend of comfort and tradition, guaranteed to become a favorite in your home.


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