Instant Pot Chicken Paella

Looking for quick and easy instant pot chicken recipes? This easy Instant Pot Chicken Paella is for you!

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is one of the best instant pot recipes! Made using a few shortcuts and simple ingredients, this chicken paella is ready in no time!

My instant pot is my new favorite kitchen accessory. I’m having so much fun on my search for the best instant pot recipes! This Instant Pot Chicken Paella is definitely one of my favorites so far as it’s so easy but packed with flavor. I’ve never made a chicken and rice recipe this easy?

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

So, first, what is paella? Paella is a Spanish rice dish, typically served in a large pan and topped with chicken or seafood. To make this Instant Pot Chicken Paella, I took a few shortcuts to make this quick and easy dish.

Bomba rice is the traditional rice for paella, but you can use any short grained rice. I like to use arborio, which is typically used for risotto. It is typically easier to find and cheaper than bomba.

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Salsa functions as a makeshift sofrito. With a base of tomato, garlic and onion it is only missing the bell pepper, which we will add at the end. I like using a thick and chunky salsa so it has plenty of depth.

The liquid absorbs into the rice itself giving it flavor and adds to the beautiful hue along with saffron. Chicken stock also gives more flavor than water alone.

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

If you are so inclined, you can also add a pound of cooked and shelled shrimp at the same time as the roasted red pepper and frozen peas.

Really any additional cooked seafood or meat can be added at this time. Seafood is traditionally found in paella along with chicken, so I do like to add it sometimes, especially if I’m serving guests.

Traditional paella can take a while to cook but yet another reason to love my instant pot is that this easy paella recipe is ready in just minutes! Never before has flavorful paella been just a 30 minute meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

This chicken and rice recipe is a great comfort food recipe for the cooler months too. Sometimes I just want something hearty and warming that’s not classic comfort food, which this definitely is.

If you’re looking for new instant pot chicken recipes, don’t miss this one. I can’t wait to make it again!

Since you like this Instant Pot Chicken Paella recipe, you may like these other easy instant pot recipes:

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

 

5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Instant Pot Chicken Paella
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Pressure Building Time
5 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. 

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: chicken paella, instant pot chicken recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 331 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chorizo chicken sausage , thinly sliced
  • 1 heaping cup arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper , chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • lemon wedges , for serving
  • parsley , for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil on saute function in inner pot of Instant Pot.
  2. Add thinly sliced chicken sausage, cooking until lightly browned, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken sausage to a plate, leaving seasoned oil in the inner pot.
  4. Add arborio rice, saffron, fine sea salt, thick and chunky salsa and chicken stock to inner pot. Stir and lock lid in place with vent sealed.
  5. Set to manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  6. Use quick release. Stir in roasted red pepper and frozen peas. Replace lid and continue on "keep warm" function for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Stir again before serving with fresh lemon juice and parsley.
  8. If you've tried this recipe, please come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Paella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 2090mg 87%
Potassium 362mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 21.6%
Vitamin C 30.9%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instant Pot Chicken Paella is based off the traditional Spanish dish. Flavorful & ready in just minutes, this will be your go-to chicken and rice recipe. #chickenpaella #instantpotchickenrecipes #chickenandricerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Jason

This was an easy recip to make and it was very tasty. We love it!šŸ˜

Jeanne

I’ve never heard of either of the rices you RECOMMEND. Would Minute rice work for this? I live in a rural area in NH and have to be able to get my ingredients at walmart or the local grocery store. .due to dietary restrictions, i cannot eat SPICY foods so i’m hoping i can eat this if i use mild salsa. i have a farberware electric pressure cooker and have only made a couple of dishes in it. I would love to see more instant pot type recipes so hopefully i can get more use out of it. thank you!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Hi Jeanne, I would not use Minute Rice, but only because it is an INSTANT rice. For rice recipes in the pressure cooker, you want to make sure they are the good, old fashioned type of rice that should take forever to cook. Instant rices will cook too fast and just disintegrate. Both of the rices mentioned here are short grained rice, so if you can find a short grain rice in your store, that would be the best option. The next best option would be a white long grain rice, just NOT instant.
    Pick a salsa you know is mild enough for your taste. If you want it even more mild, use a plain chicken sausage instead of smoked andouille. The sausage and optional crushed red pepper are the only ingredients other than the salsa that will add spice.
    Any Instant Pot recipe can be adapted to any electric pressure cooker.
    I hope you like it! It is only of our favorites!

traci

How fun! You had me at Instant Pot and I happen to love Paella. Haven’t tried it in the IP yet, so I’ll be pinning this one. Thanks for the great recipe!

Lisa Bynum

I’ve made TRaditional paella a few times and it does take a while to cook. This is amazing that it can be made in 30 minutes in an IP. I like the shortcuts you offered too … like the salsa in place of sofrito. I would have never thought of that!

Natalie

Looks so delicious and COMFORTING! Such a great idea for a healthy dinner!

Renee @ReneesKitchenAdventures

Love the idea of making this in the instant pot Jessica!

Danielle

I am loving everything that can be done in the instant pot. Paella brings back many happy holiday memories.

jude

I don’t write this to complain just to let you know it is very frustrating:
Your recipes take a very long time to download, so long I have decided to stop following your blog which is a shame because I think you post some very good stuff.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Hi Judy, I’m really sorry to hear that. I check my site speed regularly and it seems to be loading just fine on my end and through Google. I hope you give it another try and consider it might be your internet provider or computer too. Have you tried to clear your cookies?

      jude

      hmmm……I follow about 20 food blogs and yours is the only “slow loader” so I don’t think it is my provider or computer.

        Jessica at Savory Experiments

        Thanks! I’ll look into it further.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin340
Share7
Yum5
Tweet
+1
352 Shares