Quick and Easy Vegan Arroz con Pollo Made with Beyond Meat

Quick and Easy Vegan Arroz con Pollo Made with Beyond Meat

Looking for an easy meal to make this weekend? This dish is full of chopped chicken-free strips, rice, protein, sautéed veggies enveloped in the smokey flavors of chili and paprika. It’s made in one pot making it an easy clean up too. Perfect for a work night dinner or after you spent all Saturday working in the garden.

Vegan Arroz con Pollo seems like a contradiction, but with the Chicken-free Strips by Beyond Meat all things are possible. You can sub your favorite vegan chick’n, pressed tofu or even use plain old chickpeas if you’d prefer a soy-free alternative.

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Beyond Meat is a new vegan meat substitution that is made with soy, peas and amaranth that’s flavored with nutritional yeast. Plus it’s gluten-free!

Quick and Easy Vegan Arroz con Pollo Made with Beyond Meat

Have you noticed the ad on the blog for Ecolissa.com? There is a coupon code for 20% off – just use “vegan20”.

What’s better than a coupon code? A giveaway! Melissa Dion is letting me give away a $50 gift certificate to ecolissa.com. To enter, leave a comment below and let me know what you’d use the gift certificate to buy. Get an extra entry by liking Ecolissa on Facebook and then leave a second comment below.

Quick and Easy Vegan Arroz con Pollo Made with Beyond Meat

Vegan Arroz con Pollo

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Serves: 4

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil (*use water or broth instead to make fat-free)
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 12 ounces Beyond Meat Seasoned Chicken-free Strips Lightly Seasoned
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 3 cups water (or 2 cups water plus 1 cup beer)
  • 1½ cups long grain brown rice
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • handful chopped fresh cilantro, for topping
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-heat in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, bell pepper and corn then sauté another 3 minutes.
  4. Add in all the ingredients except for the tomato paste, salt and pepper .
  5. Turn heat to medium high and until the liquid is almost to a boil.
  6. Turn heat down to low and cover.
  7. Cook until the rice is done about 30 to 45 minutes. Stir every 20 minutes and add more liquid if needed.
  8. Once the rice is ready mix in tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  9. Add more chili powder if needed. Top with chopped cilantro.


My third book, Vegan Slow Cooking for Two, comes out this September and  is available for pre-order on Amazon today for only $12.21. If you pre-order now you will get the lowest price between now and when the book releases!


  1. says

    This dish looks delicious! I just love Beyond Meat and am so glad it is GF. I think I’ll be buying a package soon and making this dish. Thanks Kathy! :-)

    If I won this gift certificate, I think I’d buy this adorable summer dress: Threads 4 Thought Uma Maxi Dress. So cute and so stylish! Thanks for having a giveaway!

  2. Leslie says

    Alas, Amazon didn’t get the word about the price today and is charging $12.21 instead of $11.75 for Vegan slow cooking for two. I got it anyway!

  3. Amanda J. says

    Gosh, that looks like a cozy dish! I love one-pot meals, too. Gotta try this the next time I pick up some Beyond Meat.

    As for Ecolissa, I would use that toward a new necklace!

  4. RubyShooZ says

    I like the idea of eco yoga jeans. I am interested in just about every category that I saw on the site!

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone involved.

    (Do you notify winners by email?)

    • Kathy Hester says

      I will email if the winner left their email and I’ll announce it on the blog as well as the Healthy Slow Cooking Facebook page.

  5. says

    My wife and I are vegans (mostly) for a year now. When we go to Whole Foods, there are many items that we cannot afford. If we win, we hope we can find some of them at Ecolissa. Thank you for your great website and have a wonderful summer.

  6. says

    Yum! Another fabulous recipe – how will I ever have time to try them all!?!?! I have to tell you, too – I was chatting with a vegetarian friend of mine yesterday, raving about your book “The Vegan Slow Cooker” and how I’d post-it noted page after page after page of must-tries. So, guess who needs to borrow my book now? (I’m happy to share for a couple days, but then she’s just gonna have to buy her own!) So glad I can share your books and blog with others – really such treasures!

    Oh … and Ecolissa … ummmmmm, tough decision, but I’m thinking jewelry!

  7. Laura Jeanne says

    I’ve liked ecolissa on facebook. The dress I like is only available in small so I’ll have to search the site some more. I like the colored brass bracelets a lot…

  8. Marci F says

    What a great recipe – cannot wait to try it!! I’d love to buy a dress or tow from Ecolissa; I am in dire need of some summer-wear for work.

  9. Cassie says

    I briefly glanced at the website and one dress stood out to me…threads 4 thought tonya….so simple and versatile!

    I like ecolissa on fb!

  10. BETSEY WRIGHT says

    I didn’t know about Ecolissa.com and am very pleased you introduced me to it! I’d use a gift certificate to get fabulous Christmas gifts for my nieces and nieces-in-law!

  11. Jerilyn says

    I love Ecolissa! I’d love to get the ecoskin harlem jacket!
    Can’t wait for your book to come out either :)

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