Instant Pot Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo Recipe

Instant Pot Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

This arroz con pollo is a Puerto Rican inspired version that you can make in your Instant Pot. It also has beans, olives, and white rice.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Release Time: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ½cupsalt pork,diced
  • 2lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless, and chopped
  • 2pkgsGoya Sazon Achiote
  • 1cupsofrito
  • 8oztomato sauce
  • ½cuppimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1tbspcapers
  • 3cupswhite rice,rinsed
  • 16ozgandules,or green pigeon peas, undrained
  • ¼tspsalt,to taste
  • tspground black pepper,to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil.

  2. Add salt pork pieces and stir for about 2 minutes or until edges start to brown. Add chicken and sazon seasoning.

  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until chicken is white on all sides.

  4. Add sofrito and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes. Pour in tomato sauce, olives, and capers.

  5. Stir to combine and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and all flavors are incorporated. Add rice and mix well. Turn off Saute function.

  6. Drain liquid from the can of gandules into a large measuring cup. Add enough water to make 2½ cups of liquid. Add gandules and liquid to the pot and stir well. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Close and lock the lid. Select High pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 17 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  8. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions for about 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method for about 5 minutes.

  9. Unlock and remove the lid. Fluff rice with a fork and serve.


  • Calories: 580.45kcal
  • Fat: 21.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.29g
  • Fiber: 1.15g
  • Sugar: 1.05g
  • Protein: 32.31g
  • Cholesterol: 74.10mg
  • Sodium: 691.04mg
  • Calcium: 32.80mg
  • Potassium: 505.08mg
  • Iron: 2.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 35.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.28mg
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