Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (2023)

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Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo is a flavorful one pot meal. This delicious creamy rice with chicken dish is popular in Colombia.

Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (1)

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the pacific ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south.

Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (2)

Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo)

Erica Dinho

5 from 23 votes

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Course Main Course

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

Calories 856 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 chicken breast bone in and 8 chicken thighs or legs
  • ½ cup of aliños sauce see recipe here
  • 7 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cups fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 5 scallions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon achiote powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 chorizos crumbled
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and cut into 1 and ½ inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • To cook the chicken: Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add the chicken legs or thighs and cook about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until just cooked on the outside. Add the chicken breast, aliuños and water. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.

  • While the chicken is cooking make the hogao: In a large sauce pan over medium-low heat, add 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, tomatoes, scallions, garlic, red pepper, achiote, salt, black pepper, ground cumin and cilantro. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat a set aside.

  • To make the rice: Remove the chicken from the liquid and set aside. Strain the stock and measure 4 ½ cups, if you donu2019t have enough add more water. Using a fork or your hands shred the chicken breast and set aside.

  • In a large pot, add the hogao and chorizo and cook for about 2 minutes, add the rice and mix well. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, add shredded chicken and potatoes, stir well and simmer for about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat, sprinkle with fresh cilantro, add the chicken legs and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 856kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 50gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 1052mgPotassium: 1336mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 889IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 3mg

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Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (3)

There are many different variations of this creamy rice dish. Some of them are Atollado de Cangrejo (crab rice), Atollado de Pato (duck rice), Atollado de Carne Ahumada (smoked meat rice) and Atollado del Valle (pork rice).

I am in love with this version of arroz atollado de pollo con chorizo because it's packed with many incredible flavors, it's easy to make, and it tastes even better the next day! So whether you find yourself hosting a lunch for your friends, a Sunday family dinner, or just need a meal idea during the week, I think you will find this creamy rice with chicken and chorizo a wonderful addition to the table.

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I like to serve it with the traditional Colombian side dishes such as fried ripe plantains, avocado slices and hot sauce (ají).

Buen provecho!

Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (6)

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About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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Comments

  1. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (7)
    I must admit I do prefer my rice creamy than straight forward. This dish look just amazing. Will have to make that sauce for sure.

    Reply

  2. Alan Bowman

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (8)
    What type of potatoes did you use? Floury, waxy or like criolla (friable)?

    Reply

    • Erica Dinho

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (9)
      I used yellow potatoes.

      Reply

  3. ela@GrayApron

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (10)
    I can almost taste this beautiful dish through the screen! 🙂 ela

    Reply

  4. Von

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (11)
    Being Asian, I tend to have my rice plain, but it always gets to boring, which is why I love creamy rice! This looks amazingly tasty- and I love that it's so colourful too 🙂 Just a question- what is achiote powder? It's the only ingredient in this recipe that I don't have 🙁

    Reply

    • Erica Dinho

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (12)
      *Here is some info about achiote: https://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/achiote-oil-aceite-de-achiote/

      *You can replace the achiote with saffron.

      Reply

  5. grace

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (13)
    i've read about sofrito before but i've never made or used it, and i don't think i've ever eaten anything flavored with it. this whole dish sounds marvelous!

    Reply

  6. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (14)
    I think this sounds delicious. And thanks to Rick Bayless, I'm a huge achiote fan. This is a must try.

    Reply

  7. Platanos Mangoes and Me

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (15)
    The smokiness of a achiote and the chorizo just makes my mouth water

    Reply

  8. Ana

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (16)
    Love this meal! easy to make, easy on the wallet

    Reply

  9. Maria

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (17)
    This dish looks AMAZING! 😀 I'm going to try and cook it this weekend, but I have one quick question; when do I add the aliño sauce? Do I add it to the chicken along with the water?

    Reply

    • Erica Dinho

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (18)
      Hi Maria,

      Yes.....I forgot to add it to the directions, I fixed it! Thanks!

      Reply

  10. Doug

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (19)
    Ola Erica !
    I just found your blog and signed-up for your emails.

    What type of "chorizos" do they use in Columbia ?
    I'm familiar with the Mexican version (soft) and the Spanish and Portuguese versions that are hard and dry almost like salami.

    Thank You !

    Reply

    • Anonymous

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (20)
      I am wondering the same thing... Which chorizo should be used?

      Reply

  11. loida

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (21)
    I want to learn how to make el pan de bono y pan de yuca.tnankyou

    Reply

    • Lucy

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (22)
      If you are in the US look for Goya pandebono mix. It's pretty close to the real thing

      Reply

  12. Harold

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (23)
    I too want to know which chorizo is to be used???

    Reply

    • Erica Dinho

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (24)
      I use Colombian chorizo.

      Reply

      • Rachel

        Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (25)
        Is 2 chorizos two packs of chorizo or 2 cups? Where can I find Colombian chorizo? I’m in AZ we have Food City, Ranch Market and other Latin American markets but not sure where to start.

        Reply

        • Olarewaju

          Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (26)
          Please I don't really get how to cook the chorizo and chicken yet, could you please teach me

          Reply

  13. Martha-cecililaooh I,m so happy I found your site

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (27)
    Hello
    I,m so happy I found your site
    I,m from Holland but was born in Medellin
    I moved when I wAs two years old
    Without family ( adopted)
    So I never learned how to cook Colombian
    But I wanted to share a little bit of my heritage with mij husband and my to boys and so I thought I don't know much but I can cook and let hem taste a little bit of Colombian food
    And when we eat the taste fills my heart with joy

    Reply

  14. Natasha

    Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (28)
    Any suggestions to turn this into an instant pot meal?

    Reply

    • Erica Dinho

      Arroz Atollado de Pollo y Chorizo (Creamy Rice with Chicken and Chorizo) (29)
      I will have to try it!

      Reply

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