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Chicken and rice in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is an easy dinner recipe with pantry ingredients and cooks in 5 minutes. Made all in one pot, this dish is perfect for busy weekdays!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot chicken and rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
coming to pressure 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 682 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 2 cups frozen carrots and peas mix see notes
  • 2 cups white long-grain rice
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs see note
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups chicken stock or water
  • cheddar cheese or Parmesan cheese optional
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot.
  2. Press the "saute" setting and wait until the display shows HOT.
  3. Add oil to the pot and heat up.
  4. Add onion, celery and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add Italian seasoning and rice and saute for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Add 1/2 cup of water and deglaze the bottom of the pot by scraping any cooked-on bits with a wooden spoon. This is important as it will prevent the burn.
  7. Add remaining water, seasoned chicken, frozen veggies and butter. Stir in.
  8. Close the lid and turn the valve to "sealing" position (the newer IP models do it on their own). Press “manual” or “pressure cook” button. Set timer to 5 minutes. Make sure the IP is set to high pressure.
  9. The IP will beep and start building up pressure. This can take 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Once the cooking cycle is done, press “cancel/off” button and let the Instant Pot release the pressure naturally.
  11. Open the lid and stir the rice. You can add cheese and season with more salt and pepper if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  • I recommend low-sodium stock; you can also use a bouillon cube and water.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 682 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 968mg42%
Potassium 1153mg33%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 6789IU136%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.