One of my favorite recipes is Caldo de Pollo. It is great on a cold night or even rainy night. So this time I decided instead of making a huge pot I would make in my pressure cooker. So now I have a recipes Caldo de Pollo in the Instant Pot. It is just as good and doesn’t take long. I think between coming to pressure, then cooking and waiting 10 minutes for the natural pressure to release it was about 30-35 minutes. So I hope you try my Caldo de Pollo in the Instant Pot and enjoy as much as me. If you want to be extra ambitious make this flan recipe in the morning and then the Caldo in the evening.
Caldo de Pollo in the Instant Pot, click here to save on Pinterest.
What you need for 6 people
1.5lbs of chicken breast, diced into 2inch pieces
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of sliced celery stalks
1.5 cups of chopped peeled and sliced carrots
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 jalapeno sliced in half
3 russet potatoes, diced
3 cups of cabbage, chopped or one medium chopped
1 can of stewed tomatoes, 14.5 oz
32oz of chicken broth
2 calabaza squash, sliced
3 ears of corn, cut into 2 or 3 pieces
1 tsp of cumin
salt and pepper
How to make
This is the easy part. You will get everything listed above but the corn. Place it in your Instant Pot. Mix it up well once all in. Close the lid turn your pressure cooker on to manual/pressure cook for 4 minutes. Once the timer goes off make sure you have your keep warm mode off. Let the pressure release itself for at least 10 minutes. Once those 10 minutes are up you can open your pressure valve and release any remaining pressure.
Make sure that your pin is down before you try and open. Once you open you should see your food still boiling like mine does in the video below. At this time you stir, then add in your pieces of corn. Make sure you cover them up with your broth. Leave your lid off and let the corn sit in the caldo for at least 5 minutes. Once that time is grab your bowls out and serve up your soup. You can serve with Spanish rice or even warm tortillas.
Sorry for the shaking in the video, I am just learning it and will get better with time.