I’ve made this dish four times in the past week and a half, and I’m still craving it right now as I write up this post. It’s that good!
This “arroz con pollo” dish is a traditional Spanish and Latin American dish that literally translates to “rice with chicken.” Typically, it’s made with chicken, rice, peas, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and some slight seasonings.
Sooo you may notice that there are no peas. I forgot to add them in at the end. But they belong here, so don’t forget them yourself!
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite spiralized dishes. I often get asked, “What’s your favorite spiralized dish?” and it’s such a hard question to answer – it’s like when someone asks you, “What’s your favorite movie?” It changes as you watch more movies, right? And it depends on your mood?
Well, for now, I think this is my favorite spiralized dish. And that’s a pretty big statement!
The rice cooks in the juices from the seared chicken and really infuses the golden beet with those flavors. The rice sticks a bit to the bottom, but once you pour in the tomato juice, the bits come up from the pan and stir into the rice, adding little charred, flavorful bits.
It was an amazing night. Fourteen of you joined me for a spiralized potluck dinner at Maman in SoHo, NYC. I felt so humbled and grateful that night, knowing that I’m making a healthy difference in real people’s lives! When I sit behind a computer screen, it’s not always so obvious. I throw a lot of gum at the wall, and I never truly know what sticks, so it was refreshing to meet some of you IRL.
The food was amazing and as I said that night, it’s rare you get to go to a potluck dinner, fill your plate with Thanksgiving-like portions, and eat everything and not feel bloated or stuffed afterwards. That’s #inspiralized.
Dessert was a hit – provided by Hungryroot, they sent their Almond Cookie Dough (made from almond butter, chickpeas, etc.) and Brownie Batter (made from black beans, sweet potatoes, etc.) And the wine was flowing, thanks to the generous Uproot Wines (their Sauvignon Blanc and Rose are the best!)
And of course, I made sure everyone went home with some goodies, so a special thank you goes to some of the brands that have supported Inspiralized:
- Pasta sauce from Victoria Fine Foods
- Oatmeal Cups from Bob’s Red Mill
- Dates from Natural Delights
- Snack bars from KIND Snacks
- Matty’s BBQ Sauce from Tessemae’s
- Snack packs from Nourish Snacks
- Gift cards from Whole Foods Market
- Peanut butter cups and nut butter packets from Justin’s
- Chocolate bars from ALOHA
- Free spin ride from Peloton Cycle
I can’t wait to host our next Inspiralized Potluck dinner! Thanks again to everyone who came out.
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Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 12 points
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