Mexican Chicken-n-Rice

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Mexican Chicken-n-Rice / Pollo y Arroz Mexicano

Get ready for some of the most insanely rich and tasty Mexican rice you've ever had!

Today I'm showing you a classic one pot meal that'll have picky eaters coming back for second helpings.

I've a large clan so I doubled this recipe, with the added benefit of leftovers, much to my delight.

1 large frying chicken, chopped into respective parts and wet brined

2c uncooked, long grain, white rice

4 medium tomatoes

1 medium white onion, cut in half

3 cloves of garlic

3c chicken broth or stock

1/4c bacon grease or other oil

1T salt, 1/2t achiote paste or ground annato, 1/2t cumin, 2t Mexican oregano, 1 Bay leaf

Preheat oven to 450°

Melt the bacon grease in a large deep skillet or enameled dutch oven, over med-high heat brown the chicken well, remove and set aside. 

When the oven is up to temp roast the tomatoes, onion and garlic, remove and place in blender, add all seasonings except the Bay leaf, pulse a few times for a coarse blend.

In the pan you cooked the chicken in, add the rice and saute till golden.

Add the tomato puree, chicken broth and Bay leaf to the rice, stir well and taste, add salt as needed to make the flavors "POP!"

Now add in the chicken pieces and bring to a boil.

Lower heat to a simmer and cover, cook for half an hour.

Turn down heat to low, uncover and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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