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. Source:, June 2017

Hilary Meyer


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil on sauté mode in a multicooker. (No sauté mode? See Tip.) 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.

  • Release the pressure. Stir in peas, replace the cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Serve topped with cilantro and sour cream, with a lime wedge.


Equipment: Electric pressure cooker (multicooker)

Tip: No sauté mode? Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and chicken. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer the ingredients to your pressure cooker and proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; 22.9 g total fat; 5.7 g saturated fat; 109 mg cholesterol; 643 mg sodium. 733 mg potassium; 50.9 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 36.4 g protein; 2957 IU vitamin a iu; 62 mg vitamin c; 67 mcg folate; 70 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 106 mg magnesium;

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Really loved this one! I did closer to 30 on the main mixture. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Psst...Arroz con Pollo is nowhere Mexican. It's a basic staple in Cuba and Puerto Rico. You're welcome Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I was disappointed because it sounded so good. I think cooking it 35 minutes was too long because it was mushy. I'm curious how it turned out for others. Read More