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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice


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If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and healthy chicken and rice recipe, this Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice is a great option. With just a few ingredients, it’s a simple dish to make that can be on the table in under 30 minutes.

If you love simple family-friendly meals then this dish is going to become a new favorite! Made with just a few ingredients, it’s an easy dish to throw together that can be on the table in no time. Since it’s made in the Instant Pot, cleanup is a breeze!

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice on a plate garnished with parmesan cheese and parsley with a blue and white cloth and an instant pot in the background

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice

I love using the pressure cooker to make rice because it cooks evenly and quickly by trapping the steam inside. This method also works great for chicken, as it keeps it moist and tender while cooking.

Why I Love This Recipe

This easy chicken and rice recipe is perfect for those busy nights when you need dinner to be something quick, but still delicious. With just seven ingredients, this dish can cook itself in under 30 minutes!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love Instant Pot meals like this one, you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese recipe.

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice on a plate garnished with parmesan cheese and parsley with a blue and white cloth  in the background

Ingredients

This delicious pressure cooker recipe only requires a handful of basic ingredients, which can help you get dinner on the table quickly!

  • long grain rice
  • chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • garlic, minced (three cloves)
  • Italian seasoning
  • dried parsley

Substitutions

Broth: Instead of chicken stock, you can use chicken broth instead.

Rice: I used white rice for this recipe, but you can use brown instead, just add an additional 3 minutes to the pressure cooking time.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe. Gather these tools and get ready for a simple meal in no time.

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

This dish is easy to make and when you follow the steps below you will have a tasty dinner in no time at all.

Step 1: Add rice and stock to the pressure cooker

Add rice and chicken stock to the Instant Pot. Season with salt and pepper and half the Italian seasoning. Stir to mix.

rice, Chicken stock and seasoning in the instant pot

Step 2: Add in the chicken breast

Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice. Season with minced garlic, remaining Italian seasoning, and parsley.

rice, Chicken stock, seasonings and chicken breasts inside the Instant Pot

Step 3: Pressure cook the chicken and rice

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the pot to pressure cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Quick release the pressure

Do a quick release and remove the lid when the pressure has been released.

Step 5: Fluff the rice

Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the chicken. Use a fork to fluff the rice.

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice in an instant pot

Step 6: Serve the chicken over rice

Serve the chicken over the rice and top with grated parmesan cheese (optional).

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice on a plate garnished with parmesan cheese and parsley with a blue and white cloth  in the background

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

As I mentioned above, this recipe is very versatile. Here are a few ways that you can change it up to suit your family’s needs.

Add vegetables: You can easily add some vegetables to this dish by stirring them into the rice before cooking. Some great options include peas, carrots, and corn.

Make it spicier: If you like a little more flavor, you can add some red pepper flakes to the dish.

Use different herbs: Instead of Italian seasoning and parsley, you could use any combination of herbs that you like. Some other great options include thyme, basil, and oregano.

Serving Suggestions

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is a great meal on its own, but here are some ideas to serve with this comfort food meal.

overhead view of Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice on a plate garnished with parmesan cheese and parsley with a blue and white cloth  in the background

FAQs

Do you have questions about this pressure cooker recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

How to reheat

To reheat, add the chicken and rice to a skillet over medium heat. Stir until heated through. You can also reheat it in the microwave at 50% power for one to two minutes.

Can I freeze?

This recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. When you are ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge and then reheat according to the directions above.

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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice Recipe

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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice

If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and healthy chicken and rice recipe, this Instant Pot Chicken Breasts and Rice is a great option.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 433 kcal

Equipment

  • measuring cup and spoon
  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced (three cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions
 

  • Add rice and chicken stock to the Instant Pot. Season with salt and pepper and half the Italian seasoning. Stir to mix.
  • Place the chicken breasts on top of the rice. Season with minced garlic, remaining Italian seasoning, and parsley.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the pot to pressure cook for 10 minutes. Do a quick release and remove the lid when the pressure has been released.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and remove the chicken. Use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • Serve the chicken over the rice and top with grated parmesan cheese (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 32gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 663mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg
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