Arroz con Pollo Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Instant-Pot


Arroz Con Pollo Slow Cooker Recipe


Serves 6

Active Time 20 minutes

Saute; Pressure/Manual (High) Natural/Quick Release

  • ½ yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 packet Sazon Goya with Coriander & Annatto (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • tomatillo salsa, for serving (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the onion, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Select SAUTE on the Instant Pot
  4. When the pot is hot, add the oil
  5. When the oil is hot, add the rice and cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes
  6. Add the chicken, cumin, Sazon Goya (if using), and salt
  7. Cook, stirring, for 1 or 2 minutes
  8. Select CANCEL
  9. Add the blended vegetables and the water
  10. Stir well to combine
  11. Secure the lid on the pot
  12. Close the pressure-release valve
  13. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 6 minutes
  14. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure
  15. Serve with tomatillo salsa, if desired

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