Pressure Cooker Arroz con Pollo
I grew up eating chicken and yellow rice just like most people from the south. I can spot a bag of Vigo rice from a mile away. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized what I had always eaten was really a bad substitute for the real thing. I don’t think most Americans actually know any better either. Well, after doing quite a bit of research, I’m really pleased with this pressure cooker arroz con pollo.
This pressure cooker arroz con pollo has a freshness that is often missing in this dish. The flavor is so bright, yet warm and comforting at the same time.
And This is the Amazing Result…
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Pressure Cooker Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice)
Comforting, flavorful, and fresh chicken and yellow rice from Latin American traditions.
- 6 lb. whole chicken
- 6 cups water
- 4 tsp. Adobo seasoning
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion peeled, quartered
- 2 medium tomatoes cored
- 1 red bell pepper ribs and seeds removed, chopped
- 1 bunch of cilantro thoroughly washed
- 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp. capers
- 2 Sazón Goya packets
- 1/4 cup green olives sliced
- 3 cups basmati rice
Place whole chicken in Instant Pot breast side up. Then add water, Adobo, and black pepper. Lock lid, close vent, and set manual timer for 30 minutes on high pressure.
Meanwhile - Place onions is food processor (with blade attachment) and pulse a few times, until coarsely chopped. Add tomatoes, red bell pepper, cilantro, garlic, and capers to food processor and pulse just until fully combined. (Should make about 2 cups.)
Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 30 minutes). Then remove chicken from pot to a separate bowl. Be careful because it might be falling apart, which is good!
Pass broth through a fine mesh strainer and return to pressure cooker.
Add tomato/cilantro mixture, Sazón Goya, olives, and rice to broth and mix well. Lock lid at cook at high pressure for 3 minutes. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and remove lid.
Meanwhile - separate all chicken meat from bones in medium-sized chunks. Discard skin and bones.
Add chicken to pot and mix well. Serve and enjoy!
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