Instant Pot Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

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Instant Pot Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 28, 2023


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat the oil. Add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice, tomatoes, chicken broth, and chicken pieces. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid in place and turn the Instant Pot to manual pressure cook mode for 8 minutes.
  4. Quick release the pressure when the cooking cycle is complete. Remove the lid and stir in the peas and cilantro.
  5. Serve warm.

Interesting Facts

  • Arroz con Pollo is a traditional dish from Puerto Rico.
  • The dish is made with rice, chicken, vegetables, and spices.
  • Instant Pot Arroz con Pollo can be made in just 30 minutes.