I posted a PRESSURE COOKER SHORT RIBS at the beginning of this week telling you how much I have fallen in love with this kitchen tool.  I love Arroz Con Pollo and thought the pressure cooker would be perfect for creating this recipe.  This Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo was made easy by using the pressure cooker.  This pressure cooker is another tool to make one pot meals and it cleans up so easily.  What I like about rice dishes in the pressure cooker is the rice really absorbs all the flavor.  And there is a lot of different flavors in this dish including saffron, capers, olives, three different kinds of peppers and more.

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Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo from Feed Your Soul Too

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Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo

The one thing that is hard to get using this cooking method is to get a crispy rice like you would expect in fried rice.  This dish, however, is typically made in a big pot as a one pot meal so the rice is not crispy.  What I love about making this dish in the pressure cooker is how tender the chicken becomes.  I am such a fan of falling apart meat.  The falling apart meat is the right texture for this dish.  It goes with all the flavors melding together.  What I have also learned about cooking with the pressure cooker is that more spice and flavor is needed than a recipe calls for.  I am guessing that the liquid and the steam water down the ingredients a little.     

Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo from Feed Your Soul Too

There is so much texture in this pressure cooker arroz con pollo.  I love throwing in the kitchen sink in some of my recipes.  I do not believe that makes the recipe less authentic.  It makes them more fun.  The fun of developing recipes is taking liberties with the original recipe to make them your own.  Here is an ORIGINAL RECIPE I made using a Dutch Oven. 

Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo from Feed Your Soul Too

The cast of characters.

Ingredients

Ingredients

The browned chicken.

Browned Chicken

Browned Chicken

Adding each of the ingredients in layers to the pressure cooker basin.

Peppers & Onions Added

Peppers & Onions Added

Chicken & Saffron Added to Pot

Chicken & Saffron Added to Pot

Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Capers Added

Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Capers Added

Rice Added

Rice Added

Cilantro Added

Cilantro Added

The Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo plated.

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Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo plated



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Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo

Pressure Cooker Arroz Con Pollo is so easy to make by this ingenious tool. A one pot meal full of flavor and easy clean up – winner winner chicken dinner.
Course

dinner
Cuisine

Chicken, Cuban food, pressure cooker


Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 50 minutes

Servings 8 people
Author Feed Your Soul Too

Ingredients

  • 10
    Whole
    Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1
    Tsp
    Saffron Threads
  • 3
    Tbsp
    Water
  • 2
    Tbsp
    Adobo Seasoning
  • 4
    Cloves
    Garlic
    Pressed
  • 1/4
    Cup
    Vegetable Oil
  • 1
    Whole
    Green Pepper
    rough chop
  • 3
    Whole
    Cubanelle Peppers
    rough chop
  • 2
    Whole
    Roasted Red Peppers
  • 2
    Whole
    Medium Onions
    diced
  • 1
    Tsp
    Cumin
  • 2
    Tsp
    Dried Oregano
  • 3
    Cups
    Chicken Broth
  • 2
    Cups
    Uncooked Basmati Rice
  • 10
    Whole
    Green Olives
    diced
  • 10
    Whole
    Capers
  • 1
    Tsp
    Annatto Seeds
  • 3
    Whole
    Jalapenos
    diced
  • 1
    Bunch
    Cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add the saffron threads to the warm water and set aside.

    Clean and pat dry the chicken. Rub the chicken all over with the adobo seasoning

    Select the browning/sauté setting and preheat the pressure cooking pot. Add oil and chicken in batches and brown, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes per side. Add the peppers and onion and sauté for 3 minutes more.

    Add the cumin, oregano, chicken stock, chicken, saffron, rice and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Lock lid in place. Select high pressure and 17 minutes cook time.

    When timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally. After the pressure is released, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. Add in the cilantro and mix.  

    Serve and enjoy!