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Pressure-Cooker Chicken & Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Pressure-Cooker Chicken & Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Satisfy your Mexican-food craving with this healthy recipe. Just dump all your ingredients into an electric multicooker, such as the Instant Pot, in this easy recipe for flavorful arroz con pollo.


4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

1 1/4 hours


  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1cup chopped onion
  • 1tablespoon chili powder
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4teaspoon salt
  • 1pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1cup long-grain brown rice
  • 3/4cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4cup sour cream
  • 4lime wedges for serving


  1. Heat oil on sauté mode in a multicooker. Add bell pepper, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Stir in chicken, rice, broth and tomato sauce. Close and lock the lid. Cook at high pressure for 35 minutes.
  2. Release the pressure. Stir in peas, replace the cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve topped with cilantro and sour cream, with a lime wedge.


Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 557kcal
Carbohydrate Total 51g
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 6g
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 6g
Mono Saturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 109mg
Sodium 643mg
Protein 36g
Potassium 733mg
Calcium 70mg
Folate 67mcg
Omega-6 4g
Vitamin E 5mg
Zinc 5mg
Vitamin B3 11mg

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