Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew

Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Chicken breast, Leek, potatoes, instant pot

This delicious and hearty Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew is perfect for a cozy family dinner. The Instant Pot makes it quick and easy, so you can enjoy a flavorful meal without spending hours in the kitchen.


  • 4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 leeks, cleaned and sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


  1. Dice the chicken breasts, clean and slice the leeks, peel and dice the potatoes, and chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to 'Sauté' mode. Add the olive oil and let it heat up. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the diced chicken breasts to the pot and cook until they are lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced leeks and diced potatoes to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juice), chicken broth, ground cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  6. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to 'Pressure Cook' on high for 10 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then perform a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  8. Open the lid carefully. Stir the stew and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro and lime wedges on the side.

This Instant Pot Mexican Chicken and Potato Stew is a comforting and flavorful dish that’s perfect for any night of the week. The combination of tender chicken, hearty potatoes, and aromatic leeks makes it a satisfying meal. Enjoy with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of cilantro for an extra burst of flavor!

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