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One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice for Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker)

one pot spanish chicken and rice

In the mood for a change from your regular old chicken and rice recipe? Add a little spice to dinner tonight with our tasty Spanish chicken and rice recipe for your Instant Pot, or other electric pressure cooker. I made this recipe in my Instant Pot but it can just as easily be made in one of the models from the Pressure King Pro range.

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The best thing about this recipe is that it is a one-pot meal, which means you get to toss everything into to the cooking pot for an easy meal that the whole family will love!

Please note this recipe uses standard British measurements, so if you’re in the USA you’ll need to convert a few things. To convert measurements, you can use the chart found here.

one pot spanish chicken and rice

One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice for Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker)

Yield: 4


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 375 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 350 g long grain rice, rinsed
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 50 g chorizo, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped


  1. Add the ground turmeric to the chicken stock and set to one side.
  2. Switch Instant Pot on into saute mode. After 1 minute, add vegetable oil and allow to heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides for around 5 minutes. Remove from the pot and set aside on a plate.
  3. With the saute button still on, add the chopped onions and allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until they start to soften.
  4. Add the pepper, chorizo and garlic and stir round. Allow to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add a swig of chicken stock and deglaze the pan.
  6. Add the rice and mix. Saute for a further minute.
  7. Switch off the saute button and add the remaining stock in. Add the chicken thighs.
  8. Place the lid on and put on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
  9. Allow natural release for 10 minutes and then perform a quick release.

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