Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 24, 2023
Chicken breasts are treated to black beans, red peppers and juicy tomatoes in this southwestern supper. We love it served with rice cooked in chicken broth—and it would also make a great filling for tacos or burritos. —Piper Spiwak, Vienna, Virginia
Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pepper to taste
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Place chicken in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. In a bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, red peppers, onion, water and pepper; pour over chicken. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Quick-release pressure. A thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°. Remove chicken and keep warm. Select saute setting; adjust for low heat. Simmer cooking juices until thickened, 8-10 minutes. Serve with rice and chicken.

Can you freeze Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken?

Place chicken and bean mixture in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring gently and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1 cup bean mixture: 288 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 657mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.