This delicious arroz-con-pollo-esque dish is so easy to make with the Instant Pot(R)! Colorful, appetizing, and nourishing, this meal comes together in a flash and is chock full of flavor! I hope it becomes your next favorite weeknight meal. Squeeze lime or lemon wedges over if you like!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Rub each chicken thigh down with salt.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function; heat olive oil. Add chicken thighs and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.

  • Place bell pepper, onion, and garlic in the pressure cooker. Saute until starting to soften, about 1 minute. Add salt, cumin, ground red pepper, oregano, white pepper, and red pepper flakes; mix well. Cook until onion is translucent and softened, 3 to 5 minutes, making sure not to burn it.

  • Mix in tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; scrape bottom to remove any browned bits.

  • Pour in rice. Return chicken thighs to the pot, on top of rice. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mix in peas. Replace and lock lid to heat peas, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use frozen, slightly thawed edamame instead of frozen peas, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 17 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 1020 mg sodium. 21.4 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious. I increased the spices a bit and instead of fresh chopped tomatoes I used a 14oz can of diced tomatoes in the tomato juice. I also used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead as well, and topped with a little bit of cheese. Turned out delicious and moist, not dry. Squeezing lemon juice on top made a big difference and was the perfect ending touch Read More