Instant Pot Chicken & Rice
Chicken & Rice is ready in 30 minutes when you fix it in the Instant Pot. This is a complete stick to your ribs meal. There is very little prep time, the rice was cooked and the chicken was not dried out at all.
I received an Instant Pot for Christmas. I tried my first recipe in it a week ago but I didn’t feel it tasted good enough to post. Even though this recipe tasted good, I still like the taste of my normal cooking the best. I will keep trying recipes in the Instant Pot but I will only post the ones I think are good. Maybe it just takes some getting use too but so far I am not impressed with the Instant Pot.
Preheat the Instant Pot by setting it on
sauté. Add the olive oil, onion and carrots
cooking them for 3-4 minutes until softened.
Add the garlic, oregano, paprika
and cook another minute.
Stir in the rice and broth.
Add the salt & pepper and stir.
Add the chicken, close the lid, change
the setting to pressure cooking and
cook for 8 minutes on high.
Let the pressure escape naturally for
about 10 minutes and remove the lid.
Remove the chicken and shred it
with two forks.
Return the shredded chicken to the
rice and toss until it is mixed in.
Place in a bowl and serve.
Instant Pot Chicken & Rice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
- 3 boneless chicken breasts
- parsley for garnish
- Preheat Instant Pot by setting it on sauté. Add the olive oil, onion and carrots cooking them for 3-4 minutes until softened.
- Add the garlic, oregano, paprika and cook another minute.
- Stir in the rice, peppers and broth.
- Add the salt, pepper and stir.
- Add the chicken. Close the lid and change the setting to pressure cooking. Cook on high for 8 minutes.
- Let the pressure escape naturally for about 10 minutes then remove the lid.
- Remove the chicken and shred with two forks.
- Return the chicken to the rice and toss until completely mixed in then serve.
Categories: Chicken, Instant Pot, Rice, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
what is an instant pot? Have slow cooker have all the cooking pots ever made mainly love French la Crusier full range of them. Kenwood chef industrial blender mixer you name it will do. Never heard of what you name as instant pot. Must be from the big world outside of European Latvia. Here still cook on log fire .Saw my English kitchen built for chef and gasped as thought space ship had landed. I built an English house in a six acre English garden that is the tlak of the wash houses her as they think Im from Mars.
It is a multi-function device. Basically it has different functions like pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, slow cooker, it sautés….etc. Stick to the log fire still the best!
Wonderful! We add fresh parsley before serving.
All the best to you
Thank you Laureen!
Diane, I received an Instant-Pot last year for Christmas, (not something I would have bought myself) and remain unimpressed and was in fact a bit frightened of it, having grown up with the versions which exploded. (I blogged about it last May, in Instant-Pot For Beginners). I love soup, but after making 6 or 7 different kinds, wasn’t impressed with any of them. While quick it doesn’t have time to blend the flavors like a pot on the stove. But maybe it’s all in getting the right recipe, and using lots of spice to cover the starchy/mushy taste. As well mine was a 3 qt mini, and most of the online recipes are for the larger 6qt. I see the newer versions can combine both the features of a pressure cooker and a slow cooker so you can customize things but that makes it even more complicated. I did find it cooked plain pasta really well (for making a summer pasta salad) and probably rice too, but I’m not a big fan of rice. Good luck with your recipes, and I’ll be checking if you find any good ones. PS. I hope this doesn’t sound too negative, as many of the online reviews raved about how much they liked their Instant-Pot’s and if you need to feed a family quick they are probably okay, but I am fussy about taste and can’t handle too much spice. I fear for me, it will become another useless kitchen appliance stored in the bottom cupboard.
Thank you for your honesty! I feel the same way so far. My first chicken recipe didn’t impress me at all. This recipe was good but it still took 30 minutes to make. I could do that by regular cooking but this was definitely easier. I will try more recipes and try to stay optimistic but so far I feel like it was a waste of a lot of money. I have the 8 quart model.
The plus for me for the Instant Pot is cooking ingredients, not entire meals.
Yesterday I wanted to make chicken and dumplings but couldn’t watch the stove due to other responsibilities.
Cooked the chicken in the Instant Pot in 12 minutes. The chicken was falling off the bone tender and the bones has released all that beautiful collagen and flavor.
I’ll make the dumplings today and combine all in a Dutch oven on the stove top.
What a great idea! My first recipe was chicken on the bones. I used the setting on the Instant Pot and it cooked for 30 minutes and the chicken was dry. The skin was horrible but I expected that. Maybe this is just going to be a learning process. I really appreciate you sharing your ideas! Thank you!
I seared the chicken in butter using the sauté function and then added 2 cups of broth. Then set the pot for 12 minutes.
Oh thank you that would help the skin issue for sure!
I agree…..it did make perfect pasta in 4 minutes. I haven’t tried chicken yet but I will…..and chicken and dumplings sounds good! A great meal for the snowstorm tomorrow!
This looks awesome!
2 of my favorite things!
Me too but still not too sure about this Instant Pot…lol I have a lot to learn.
I don’t have one, but I’ll learn along side with ya.
ah! did set off something to find out the instant pot is but a pressure cooker that also cooks rice
Yes mine also sautés and is a slow cooker.
A really great dish! Thanks!
Thank you Valerie! Now to figure out another new one for the Instant Pot…lol
I love chicken & rice! Have never owned an Instant Pot, but I’ve always wondered if the food tastes as good as regular cooking.
Definitely not to me! Although this tasted good, I would rather have it cooked on the stove. I wish we hadn’t purchased the Instant Pot but since we did I will keep trying recipes.
Oh OK, interesting. Good to know!
I’m not a vegetable person but you make that dish look good.
Aw thank you Crystal! I’m not a huge vegetable person either. You could leave the carrots out of this.
This recipe sounds good. I use mine to make mashed potatoes 😊
What do you do to make them? This was my second time using the Instant Pot and I need recipes.
I put in a 1\2 cup of chicken stock, fill with 1/4 size pieces of potatoes and steam for 7 minutes. I let them sit for another 10 minutes under pressure. Release the pressure and drain any excess moisture. Whip them up with butter, sour cream and a splash of milk. They come out perfect every time. 😊
Awesome thank you very much Lisa!
I’d suggest subbing out the rice for barley. More fiber and – to my taste – often more flavor.
Love barley and rice. It is two meals with the one recipe! Thanks, great idea!
Interesting – I thought from what I had heard online it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Good to know it’s not.
Not as far as I am concerned. I love my 3 in 1 Ninja 100% more even though it’s not a pressure cooker. But it does sear, slow cook and bake.
Now if you can only get it to clean up after itself – can you use those slow-cooker bags inside for easy clean-up like a regular slow cooker? Good luck to you in this ugly cold tomorrow – hope you navigated around without too many issues today.
The Ninja is Teflon coated and a breeze to clean. You can use the bags but it is so easy to clean that I never have. I cancelled my clients and am taking a mini at home vacation until Monday! Stay warm!
Good to know re: The Ninja – I like “easy and breezy” … good for you on the mini at-home vacation. Stay indoors til it is fit to go outside again … you stay warm too and enjoy your time off.
Thanks I will.
This morning … -6 and real feel of -34 right now and you are likely the same, if not worse!
We are just about the same.
Spring can come anytime now.
Hahah I agree!
We have near 50 degrees on Monday – just crazy!
I can’t wait!
I’m with you on that one – it cannot get here fast enough for me either Diane!
absolutely looking heavenly tasty. Keep sharing more awesome recipes. I hope you will enjoy my latest recipe which is about Chaat Papdi a traditional indian snack. https://amazingshining.com/indian-snack-papdi-chaat-veg-recipe/
I will definitely check it out. Thank you Sumit!
Very delicious! thanks.
Nicely written post, this looks yummy.!
Do check my post on India – https://mesmotsbysazz.com/2019/01/29/racing-and-pacing-towards-2020-an-award-winning-article/
Thank you I sure will!
I’ve never really liked anything out of an instant before either. This does look mighty delish though, Diane. 🙂
It actually tasted pretty good but I made 3 recipes in it and I think I’m done. Although they tasted good, none of them had that WOW factor like cooking on the stove has.