Cuban-Style Pollo a la Plancha
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Cuban-Style Pollo a la Plancha

Cuban-Style Pollo a la Plancha

Chicken with White Rice, Black Beans & Cilantro

Inspired by members of our own HelloFresh community, we’re proud to share this delicious limited-time dish in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. You’ll marinate chicken in a bright, sunny blend of fresh-squeezed lime and orange juice while black beans simmer with green pepper, garlic, and cumin. Sear the chicken along with sweet onion wedges to golden brown perfection, and serve atop fluffy rice along with black beans and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and final squeeze of lime.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time45 minutes
Prep Time20 minutes


serving amount

3 unit


1 unit


6 clove


10 ounce

Chicken Cutlets

2 teaspoon


2 teaspoon

Dried Oregano

¾ cup

Jasmine Rice

1 unit

Bell Pepper

1 unit

Yellow Onion

¼ ounce


1 unit

Black Beans

5 teaspoon

Red Wine Vinegar

1 tablespoon

Fry Seasoning

1 teaspoon

Garlic Powder

Not included in your delivery



2 teaspoon

Cooking Oil


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories890 kcal
Fat13 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate147 g
Sugar15 g
Dietary Fiber15 g
Protein51 g
Cholesterol105 mg
Sodium980 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Bowl
Box Grater
Paper Towel
Plastic Wrap
Meat Mallet
Small pot
Large Pan


Start Prep & Marinate

• Wash and dry produce. • Quarter one lime (two limes for 4 servings) and set aside for serving; halve and juice remaining limes into a large bowl. Halve and juice orange into bowl with lime juice. Peel and grate garlic; add to same bowl and whisk to combine. • Pat chicken* dry with paper towels; place between two large pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a mallet or rolling pin until chicken is about ½ inch thick. Season all over with half the cumin, half the oregano, salt, and pepper. TIP: Press to adhere seasoning to chicken. • Add chicken to bowl with citrus marinade and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to marinate. TIP: Wash your cutting board now or use a second one to finish prep in Step 3!

Cook Rice

• In a small pot, combine rice, 1¼ cups water (2¼ cups for 4 servings), and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

Finish Prep

• While rice cooks, halve, core, and finely dice bell pepper. Halve, peel, and finely dice half the onion; cut remaining onion into ½-inch wedges. Mince cilantro.

Cook Beans

• Heat a drizzle of oil in a second small pot over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and diced onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5-7 minutes. • Add beans and their liquid, half the vinegar (all for 4 servings), and ½ cup water (1⁄3 cup for 4). Season with Fry Seasoning, garlic powder, remaining cumin, remaining oregano, 1 tsp salt (2 tsp for 4), and pepper. • Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in half the cilantro. Remove from heat and keep covered until ready to serve.

Cook Chicken & Onion

• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over high heat. Add chicken (letting any excess marinade drip off first) and onion wedges; cook until chicken is browned on one side and onion is softened, 3-5 minutes. • Reduce heat to medium-high and flip chicken; cook until chicken is cooked through and onion is browned, 3-5 minutes more. TIP: Be sure to turn onion occasionally using tongs while chicken cooks. If onion is done before chicken, transfer to a plate. • Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let rest 1-2 minutes.

Finish & Serve

• Slice chicken crosswise. • Fluff rice with a fork; divide rice and chicken between shallow bowls. Spoon beans over rice; top chicken with onion wedges. Garnish with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Chicken is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 165°.