Cuban Arroz con Pollo
Coat an extra-large skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, half at a time if necessary, in hot skillet until brown. Set aside.Advertisement
In a 4-quart slow cooker combine sweet peppers, tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Top with chicken.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
If using high-heat setting, turn to low-heat setting. If using frozen rice, prepare according to package directions. Stir cooked rice, peas, roasted peppers, and olives into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until heated through.
Anchiote (ah-chee-OH-tay) powder is traditional in this dish, offering a slightly tart flavor and brilliant yellow-red hue. Add a tablespoon along with the paprika if you like.