arroz con pollo
Instant Pot Arroz con Pollo
is a Latin-inspired pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe that’s a great weeknight option because it’s an easy one-pot meal. It's such a delicious recipe!
olive oil boneless skinless chicken thighs onions bell peppers celery garlic cumin powder Mexican oregano annato powder
cayenne pepper white pepper black pepper powder salt bay leaves cilantro chicken broth diced tomatoes long-grain white rice frozen peas
Heat oil in Instant Pot and add boneless skinless chicken thighs. Saute until chicken is lightly browned.
Once the chicken is browned, transfer it to a bowl and set aside to be added back later.
Deglaze with a bit of broth and add onions, peppers, celery and garlic. Saute till the onions are translucent.
Add cumin, oregano, annato, cayenne pepper, white pepper, black pepper, and salt. Saute spices until fragrant.
Add in broth, bay leaves and reserved chicken. Stir everything together until combined.
Add the tomatoes and cilantro stems, and gently spread out with a spatula. Don’t stir.
Add the rice but don’t stir it in. This will help you avoid the
message that some Instant Pots can get.
Push the rice down into the broth gently with a spatula so it's submerged, but without stirring.
the chicken and rice and do a 10-minute natural release of pressure.
Add cilantro and peas
Open the lid and add cilantro and peas to the cooked arroz con pollo.
Gently stir all ingredients and let the rice rest before serving. Serve with hot sauce on the side if desired.
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