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


  • 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


  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!