This Even Easier 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. Though it is a Mexican recipe, it really is quite mild so there is no need to worry about your kids complaining about its spiciness.
Arroz Con Pollo
Someone made my original arroz con pollo recipe and said hers burned, so although mine had not, I decided to simplify the recipe even more. The new recipe asks to use un-rinsed rice, based on my reading that unrinsed rice is less likely to stick. 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. I have re-written the old recipe but am reproducing it here.
Looking for a great appetizer for this dish? Check out my Air Fried Tomatillo Salsa! It taste way better than store bought jarred salsa and it’s quite easy to make!
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This Arroz Con Pollo recipoe is 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!
Here is a quick video of what the finished product looks like in your Instant Pot.
As this video shows, my rice didn’t stick or burn, so I’m hoping this works for others as well. I’m reposting the recipe below.
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- 1/2 onion quartered
- 2 Tomatoes quartered
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/2 Jalapeño pepper
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 cup Basmati Rice
- 1 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs cut into bite-size chunks
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 1 pack Goya sazon with achiote & cilantro (can omit if you don't have)
- 1.25 cups water
- 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.
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