Arroz Con Pollo | Instant Pot Arroz Con Pollo Recipe

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This Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo recipe is a simple chicken and rice dish that is bound to make the whole family happy. It’s a delicious Mexican recipe that’s bursting with flavor and is crazy addictive, so be prepared to make this dish on a regular basis.

Arroz Con Pollo

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Why Arroz Con Pollo Is The Perfect Weeknight Meal

  • Fast. Made in less than 30 minutes with the help of your Instant Pot.
  • Easy. Saute the aromatics and rice, then pour and cook the rest of the ingredients in your pressure cooker.
  • Filling. Packed with chicken, rice, and onions and is hearty enough to feed a crowd.
  • Flavorful. An incredible blend of spices makes for a tasty one-pot meal.

What Is Arroz Con Pollo?

Arroz Con Pollo is a traditional Mexican dish that is the epitome of comfort food. It is a delicious blend of chicken and rice with a hint of spice that is amazingly flavorful without being too harsh for sensitive tastebuds.

Will Arroz Con Pollo Work in the Instant Pot?

This Arroz Con Pollo recipe asks to use un-rinsed rice, based on my reading that unrinsed rice is less likely to stick in your Instant Pot.

It also reduces sautéing to a minimum, since if something is going to stick, it’s likely to be caused due to burning during this stage.

Is Arroz Con Pollo Spicy?

This recipe is technically Mexican cuisine but is mild enough that even kids would enjoy it.

The Instant Pot makes this recipe so easy. Minimal chopping, a few minutes on the saute setting, and then just 6 minutes of cooking at high pressure! Arroz Con Pollo will be a new meal in your weekly rotation!

Ingredients You’ll Need

How To Make Arroz Con Pollo?

This recipe is one of my favorites because of the magnitude of flavor and comfort you get from such simple steps. Here’s how you make Arroz Con Pollo:

  1. In a blender, blend together onions, tomato, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño.
  2. Meanwhile, turn your Instant Pot to Sauté and when it’s hot, add in 1 tbs of oil. Add in the rice and sauté until the rice is translucent about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and the cumin, Goya Sazon, and salt, and cook for a minute or two to let the spices bloom.
  4. Pour in blended vegetables and the water, seal the Instant Pot, set to Manual HP for 6 minutes. Allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.

Tips And Tricks

This recipe is so incredibly simple, it’s a tough one to mess up. Here are just a few tips to make sure it turns out perfectly every time:

  • Don’t skip the sauté. This will make your spices and onions even more fragrant and keep your rice from getting mushy when you cook it under pressure.
  • Scrape the brown bits. Use a spoon or silicone spatula to scrape any bits of food that may be stuck to the bottom of the Instant Pot liner to prevent a Burn Notice.
  • Get creative. Make this Arroz Con Pollo a full meal by pairing it with some Instant Pot Refried Beans or some Tomatillo Salsa.

Here is a quick video of what the finished product looks like in your Instant Pot.

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Will this Arroz Con Pollo Recipe Give Me the Burn Notice?

Nope. I test all my recipes several times before posting them here on my site, so you don’t have to worry about a recipe not working.

This Arroz Con Pollo Instant Pot recipe is an awesome one-pot meal that cooks all at once so it’s a no-fuss dinner.

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Arroz Con Pollo

Instant Pot Arroz Con Pollo

This easy Instant Pot Arroz Con Pollo recipe is a simple chicken and rice dish that is bound to make the whole family happy!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Rice

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: Arroz Con Pollo, Easy Arroz Con Pollo, Mexican Chicken and Rice

Servings: 6

Calories: 346kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a blender, blend together onions, tomato, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño.

  • Meanwhile turn your Instant Pot to Sauté and when it’s hot, add in 1 tbs of oil. Add in the rice and sauté until the rice is translucent about 3-4 minutes.

  • Add the chicken and the cumin, Goya Sazon and salt, and cook for a minute or two to let the spices bloom.

  • Add the blended vegetables and the water, seal the Instant Pot, set to Manual HP for 6 minutes. Allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.

  • Serve with a tomatillo salsa for a little piquant flavor.

Watch The Video

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  • To keep the jalapeno from being too spicy, be sure to remove all the seeds.
  • Don’t let this sit in your pot too long before serving, or the rice will stick together.

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Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 2g

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Originally Published May 20, 2017

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