Instant Pot Green Chili Chicken and Rice


This Instant Pot green chili chicken is a great one-pot dish made with three different types of chile peppers — Anaheim, jalapeño, and fire-roasted green chile peppers. For those who like it spicy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 (7 ounce) can fire-roasted diced green chile peppers

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • cup diced tomato

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • ½ cup diced Anaheim chile peppers

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as LAWRY'S®)

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • 2 cups chicken stock


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Add olive oil and chicken. Sprinkle with flour and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Turn off Sauté function. Add green chile peppers, jalapeños, rice, tomato, onion, Anaheim chile, Cheddar cheese, salt, seasoned salt, and pepper; pour in chicken stock and mix to combine.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 18 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

    overhead view of Green Chili Chicken and Rice garnished with green onions and cilantro in a colorful bowl

Cook's Notes:

If you are on a gluten-free diet, use cornstarch instead of flour.

For a healthier option, substitute the white rice with 1 1/2 cups precooked brown rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
10g Fat
48g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 3135mg 136%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 69mg 347%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 457mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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