Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls Recipe

Savor the richness of Mexican cuisine with our easy-to-follow Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls recipe. This vibrant, nutrient-rich meal delivers an explosion of flavors in each bite, from the tender chicken and fluffy rice to the hearty beans and fresh veggies. This perfect weekday dinner option not only saves time with a preparation of just 30 minutes but also packs a punch in terms of health benefits. Prepared with the magic of an Instant Pot, it brings traditional Mexican fare right to your dining table. You will love the balanced combination of protein from chicken, fiber from beans, and the overall savory goodness of spices!

Recipe For Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  2. 1 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed
  3. 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  4. 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  5. 1 cup corn kernels
  6. 1 cup salsa
  7. 1 tsp chili powder
  8. 1 tsp cumin
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  11. Fresh cilantro, diced avocado, and lime wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Turn on your Instant Pot and set it to the sauté function. Add olive oil, then add the chicken. Cook until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add the rice to the pot and stir well, making sure to pick up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the chicken broth, followed by the cooked chicken, salsa, beans, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir to combine.
  4. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to the ‘Pressure Cook’ function. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
  6. Stir the mixture, taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve in bowls, topped with fresh cilantro and diced avocado. Add a lime wedge to each bowl for squeezing.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

Calories: 380

Protein: 28g

Fat: 9g

Carbs: 48g

Fiber: 8g

Sodium: 480mg