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Westbury: Chicken for the lazy, infirm

Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) at Pollos

Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) at Pollos El Paisa in Westbury. Photo Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

How tired was I? Too tired to eat chicken on the bone; the thought of having to cut my meat made me want to forgo dinner. Luckily, in addition to its excellent pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken), Pollos El Paisa makes a mean arroz con pollo, rice with chicken.

This hillock of yellow-rice goodness (I could only finish half) was punctuated by peas, bits of red pepper, onion, capers and moist shreds of roast chicken. Accompanied by darkly caramelized fried sweet plantains (maduros). So delicious, and so easy to eat.

Pollos El Paisa is at 989 Old Country Rd. Westbury, 516-338-5858.


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