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Mexican Chicken and Rice - also known as Arroz Con Pollo

Mexican Chicken and Rice - Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo, also known as Mexican Chicken and Rice, is a fantastically delicious meal. Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, and CHEESE!
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Instant Pot (optional)


  • 7.6 ounce Box of Ole El Paso Cheesy Mexican Rice
  • 2 lbs. Chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 ounce Taco seasoning
  • Chips, taco shells, or tortillas (depending on how you want to serve it)
  • ½ cup Queso blanco
  • Pico de gallo, freshed diced tomatoes, jalepenos, or toppings of choice


  • Start the Cheesy Mexican Rice on the stovetop and prepare according to package instructions. 
  • In a separate pot, warm the Queso Blanco
  • To an instant pot, add 1 cup of water and taco seasoning, whisking thoroughly. Add the diced chicken breasts. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes with natural release for 5 minutes. Manually release the rest of the pressure. If you don't have an instant pot, feel free to cook the chicken as you prefer!
  • Line a bowl or sheet pan (for easy group serving) with nacho chips.
  • Top with rice, followed by chicken, topped with Queso Blanco and pico de gallo. 
  • Optional: serve with cilantro, lime, and/or sour cream