Instant Pot Chicken Stew with corn (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's a simple dish, but my whole family loves it. I make it at least 2 times a month! 
Yield: 4 Servings
4.88 from 25 votes

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

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Chicken stew with corn (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!


  • 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)


  • Season chicken with salt and garlic powder.
  • 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.



Serving: 2drumsticks 1/2 corn, Calories: 315kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 42g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 177mg, Sodium: 948mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 8