This easy, one-pot, Mexican chicken and rice dinner is done in about 30 minutes. Serve with other toppings like avocado and sour cream, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil in the pot. Add chicken and saute until edges are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Cancel Saute mode and transfer chicken to a plate.

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  • Pour chicken broth into the pot; scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen any browned bits with a spoon. Add corn, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies and their juices, rice, seasoning salt, chili powder, and garlic powder. Place chicken pieces on top of rice mixture.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 1 more minute. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Open the lid and stir chicken and rice. Serve in bowls topped with shredded Mexican cheese and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 38.3g; carbohydrates 77.7g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 71.6mg; sodium 1366.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2020
very easy to make and tastes delicious! will be adding this to my recipes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2020
I read the four other reviews and made adjustments by adding twice as much liquid and lengthening the time by one minute. My instant pot still burned after a few minutes. Also, the chicken had no flavor. Will not be making it again. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2020
very easy to make and tastes delicious! will be adding this to my recipes! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2020
I read the four other reviews and made adjustments by adding twice as much liquid and lengthening the time by one minute. My instant pot still burned after a few minutes. Also, the chicken had no flavor. Will not be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
The flavor was great, but there wasn’t enough liquid for my Instant Pot. It couldn’t get to pressure because I kept getting the “burn” notification. I transferred it to a pan and cooked it on the stove. I have the same problem with chili. I may make this again on the stovetop. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2020
This was pretty good. I used frozen corn, which worked fine, and kidney beans instead of black beans cause that was what I had. I did NOT trust the amount of liquid, because it was nowhere near enough for a cup of rice. I added half a cup. I also used the “rice” button on my Instant Pot, which I’ve done before with good results when making rice with stuff in it. Anyway the results were quite good, though I’ll probably up the seasoning next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
Wow it was really good everybody loved it but I did make some changes to a cup of chicken broth I drain half the fluid out of the corn and I seasoned and Sauté? the chicken on top of the stove instead of in the Instant Pot ? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2020
I made this tonight and it was SOOOO GOOOD! Thank you for the recipe! We served it with chips and sour cream on top... a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2020
Made as written. Needed to cook slightly longer, but I Loved how easy it was. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
Did as recommended by other reviews, double the chicken broth, didn't totally drain the corn. Added chopped onion and fresh jalapeno sauteed after the chicken. Added a smidge of the cilantro to the mix after cooking. Then added a bit more on top with the cheese, sour cream, and a squeeze of lime! Yummm. Will make again! Oh and i used brown rice! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2020
good, but rice was a little mushy Read More
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