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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
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How excited are you to make some Instant Pot Chicken and Rice? ME TOO! It’s sooo good! It does take a little while to cook, but the ENTIRE time it cooks, I can do other things, like wash some dishes!

The amazing thing about owning and using an Instant Pot, ironically isn’t that it cooks things quickly, but that it’s mostly hands-free cooking. I love that I can clean up the mess, wash dishes, throw a load of laundry in, or maybe even fold a load of laundry while it cooks. Let’s face it, there are so many things for us moms to do around the house, we really need appliances take the load off of us!

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is a ONE POT MEAL! Making it a super easy, fairly cheap, and a better for you recipe!

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe

If you’re feeding a big family and have a large IP (6 or 8 Qt should work), you can double this recipe!

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Pressure Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice recipe is a true ONE POT MEAL! Making it a super easy, fairly cheap, and a better for you recipe! This recipe includes carrots, parsely, garlic, onion, and celery. A wholesome meal mom will approve of, and kids will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 stalks celery (sliced)
  • 3 whole carrots (sliced or diced)
  • 1 whole yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 handful parsley (chopped roughly)
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast (frozen is fine)
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Press the “sauté” button.
  2. Add the olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, parsley, celery salt, garlic powder, and pepper to the instant pot.
  3. Sauté for a few minutes, until the veggies are somewhat soft.
  4. Then, add the rice.
  5. Next, add the chicken broth.
  6. Place the chicken on top.
  7. Close the lid.
  8. Make sure the pressure valve is set to “sealing”.
  9. Press the “manual” button, and set the time to 11 minutes.
  10. The IP will begin to cook in about 10 seconds, and say ON, until it comes to pressure, then it will start counting down from 11 minutes…
  11. NPR for 10 minutes, then release the steam. If you get sputtering close the valve and try again in 5 minutes.
  12. After the float valve drops, open the lid.
  13. Remove the chicken, and shred it. Then, add it back to the pot.
  14. Taste test this to make sure it doesn’t need any more spices or herbs! Make it taste the way you want it too.
  15. Serve with parsley as a garnish if you like!

Notes

This recipe does come out a little mushy, yet super tasty! I kinda like it that way. If you don’t like it that way, you can cut the time in half and add the rice in during the second half of the cooking time.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 152Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 784mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 15g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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This recipe does come out a little mushy, yet super tasty! I kinda like it that way. If you don’t like it that way, you can cut the time in half and add the rice in during the second half of the cooking time.

More information on NPR or “Natural Pressure Release”

Why NPR? According to Instant Pot (I read the manual), there are 2 conditions that require that we use NPR. #1. A large volume of thick liquid. #2. Starch.

This recipe does have a good bit of liquid in it. That’s why I choose to do the NPR. However, when I’m searching for new recipes to try out in my IP, I’ve noticed a lot of people seem to OVERUSE this method.

Sometimes it’s not needed. Like when you make Hard Boiled Instant Pot Eggs. They neither have a lot of liquid, or starch, so NPR is not necessary.

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken and Rice”

  1. This recipe was fantastic! Comfort food at its best. Super easy, and will definitely be added to my dinner rotation. Thank you!

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