Pressure Cooker Stewed Chicken with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that’s how good this was! I wanted to take advantage of fresh summer corn in season and this turned out wonderful!

If you want to keep this Whole30 or Paleo, leave the corn out. I served it over rice for my family and over cauliflower rice (Trader Joe’s now carries it!) for myself. I just love using drumsticks, but you can use whatever you want as long as it’s on the bone which adds flavor.

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

I usually make this on the stove in a big pot and let it simmer on low 35 to 40 minutes until tender. With my Instant Pot (slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker in one) sitting on my counter, I decided to use that instead and the results were perfection in half the time. The chicken literally falls off the bone and the flavors all work so well together! If you don’t have a pressure cooker, the stove is perfectly fine!

Freezer Tips:

To freeze any leftovers, transfer to an air-tight freezer safe container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat on the stove, pressure cooker or microwave.

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

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Pressure Cooker Stewed Chicken with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that’s how good this was!

Ingredients:

  • 8 skinless chicken drumsticks (28 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus 1 tbsp for garnish
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Chicken Better Than Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 corn on the cobb, husked and halved

Directions:

  1. Season chicken with salt and garlic powder.
  2. Saute the onions, scallions, tomato and garlic in olive oil until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cilantro and stir 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, water, Bouillon, cumin and stir. Place the chicken in the sauce. Top with corn, cover and cook on high pressure 20 minutes. Natural release and top with remaining cilantro.

To make on the stove, simmer low covered 40 minutes adding the corn the last 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 2 drumsticks 1/2 corn

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 315 calories
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 177mg
  • Sodium: 948mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 42g
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Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!

Pressure Cooker Pollo Guisado (Latin Stewed Chicken)Chicken stew (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods, and my whole family loves it. I made this three times the past two weeks, that's how good this was!