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.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, June 2017


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 50.9g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 5.9g; fat 22.9g; saturated fat 5.7g; cholesterol 109.1mg; vitamin a iu 2956.7IU; vitamin c 62.5mg; folate 66.8mcg; calcium 69.7mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 106.5mg; potassium 732.5mg; sodium 642.7mg.

Reviews (3)

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  • 5 star values: 1
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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
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