Fowl Down-in-Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

  • About

This is an Arroz con Polio (Chicken with Rice) that has wandered into English-speaking territory and changed its character somewhat en route. It is quite astonishingly good.


  • 5½-4 lb. chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • 4 tablespoons lime, or lemon, juice


Season the chicken pieces with the salt and 2 tablespoons of the lime or lemon juice and allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Transfer to a heavy casserole, earthenware* if possible. Drain and discard the marinade. Add the chicken stock, bring to a si