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Instant Pot® Mexican Chicken and Rice

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This Mexican chicken and rice is flavor-laden comfort food for our family and made in the Instant Pot®. Serve in bowls with your favorite toppings and tortilla chips or use as a taco filling. Either way, this quick dish will definitely please your family!"
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55 m servings 520
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Saute function. Pour oil into the pot and add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add chicken and season with cumin, cayenne, and salt; stir to combine. Continue cooking until onion is clear and chicken is slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in rice and saute, allowing oil and spices to coat grains.
  2. Stir black beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, salsa, and corn into the pot. Mix well. Cancel Saute function. Close and lock the lid with vent turned to Sealing. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Cover the top with Cheddar cheese and replace the lid. Let steam melt the cheese before serving, about 3 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use any color of bell pepper that you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 520 calories; 18.8 54.3 33.7 81 1459 Full nutrition

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The flavour was great but it took much longer to cook the rice. I’ll definitely make it again.

It didn’t come to pressure but the timer started the countdown. Giving it time to rest, I Che Jed and everything was good but the rice was under cooked. I’m not sure what happened. I set to saut...