First Time Mom and Losing It: Pollo Guisado (Stewed Chicken) Pressure Cooker #Recipe

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pollo Guisado (Stewed Chicken) Pressure Cooker #Recipe

This is one of my favorite Puerto Rican comfort food recipes. I didn't feel like babysitting my Pollo Guisado on the stove so I decided to try it out in my electric pressure cooker. I wanted to make something where I could just throw everything in and forget it. This is how I did it.


  • 2 large chicken breast cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 small red potatoes, peeled and diced into 1" cubes
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tblsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Adobo powder (found in most supermarkets in the Spanish foods aisle)
  • 3 tblsp Goya Sofrito (found in the Spanish section of the freezer aisle)
  • 2 cans of chicken broth (not shown in picture)
  1. Dump everything into the pressure cooker.
  2. Mix
  3. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. (Your pressure cooker may be different than mine so please check your manufacturers manual). After the 20 minutes are up I turn off my pressure cooker and let the pressure naturally release for 20 minutes.
  4. Check for seasonings and add some salt if needed (the Adobo is mostly salt so I don't tend to put extra salt in my dishes when I use it.)
  5. If the stew seems too thin turn on the browning feature and cook with the top off until thickened, stirring constantly.
  6. Serve over rice. 
Mommy and daughter sized! :)

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  1. I love making slow cooker meals. This recipe sounds awesome. Bookmarking to come back and make at a later date.

  2. This looks delicious. I will have to try this for dinner this week. A great cool weather meal.

  3. This looks delish Makes me want to try it but unfortunately i dont have some of the ingredients.

  4. The slow cooker is my friend!! This sounds great!

  5. This looks great. I need to get a pressure cooker. My grandma used to cook with one.

  6. I've never tried a pressure cooker only a crock pot. I always see them used on top chef maybe I need to invest in one.

  7. I have been thinking about getting a pressure cooker. I use the crockpot a lot but this cook so fast! My birthday is coming up! I think this will go on the list!

    1. I got a Electric Pressure Cooker & it's the best thing I ever bought, I use my Pressure Cooker with all recipes, even my Slow Cooker recipes I now use my Pressure Cooker!

  8. this looks delicious and i love the mommy and me size bowls to cute

  9. "I have just got to have me one of those pressure cookers," she said in her best imitation of Eddie Murphy's voice.

    Seriously, I've heard they cook great and your recipe sounds very good!

  10. This sounds spicy just way I like my food. I will have to try it.

  11. Yum, that looks so good. I love making meals in the pressure cooker. So easy. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. That looks very good! I've had a pressure cooker for 3 years and it's still in the box... I think it may be time to dust it off and give it a try.

  13. I love Goya products. I use them a lot for many recipes! Noticed it in your photo :-) Recipe sounds delicious!

  14. Never used a pressure cooker. Looks like I'm missing out! Better go check them out now. Thanks for the recipe

  15. It sounds so delicious. I pinned it and will try it out later on. Thank you for sharing!

  16. This looks really good, I've never used a pressure cooker before but always wanted one.

  17. Yummy! I love potatoes, carrot and chicken all together. We have that kind of dish here we called Mechado and another one is Afritada. When we add coconut milk, we call it Caldereta. Oh, I'm starving :)

    Mommy Maye

  18. This one looks really yummy. Too bad though, I don't know a pressure cooker.

  19. This is a new dish to me and it looks sumptuous!

  20. The pressure cooker is a life-saver. I'm not very fond of cooking and "babysitting the stove" (love your term :D) amd you gave me a wonderfull idea for lunch :) Thanks :)

  21. This sounds delicious, but I need to ask, is there a way to make this without a pressure cooker? I used to have a pressure cooker, but that was years ago.
    I would love for you to stop by and share on my weekly recipe link up, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. Here is the link to this week's linky:

  22. Looks very yummy and healthy! I like making things like this in my slow-cooker.

  23. that looks really good! And love using my pressure cooker!


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