Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

This Instant Pot Chicken and rice is buttery rich with flavor as provides a satisfyingly delicious filling meal experience. Moist and tender chunks of chicken and their dance partner, jasmine rice, move effortlessly across the plate to the pointes of your fork while your taste receptors bask in the front row pleasure of eatfoodlicious sensations. This is the type of meal that you can eat until you are hungry no more. If you are like me and have a small army of hungry people to feed you will love how simple this is and how little clean up you will have.


Watch the video and follow the instructions below and add a quality meal to the home selections. This is a simple meal that doesn’t require any special ingredients and you likely already have most of them in your home. This is an affordable meal to feed your family and is also great for meal preparation to start a busy week. Share this or any of my recipes you enjoy and return next time you are looking for meal inspiration that meets our criteria for what food is supposed to be.

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Ingredients

Add chicken, salt, pepper, oregano and cook for 3-5 minutes.

No longer pink.

Add shredded carrots and cook for 1 minute.

Add chopped onions, minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.

Place rice on top of the chicken.

Pour water into the cooker. Then add bay leaves & butter.

Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove and discard bay leaves.

Mix the chicken and rice together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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Instant Pot Chicken & Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 cups white jasmine rice
  • 1 cup shredded carrots about 2 medium size
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 5 garlic minced
  • 3 bay leaves

Instructions
 

  • Wash/clean and rinse the rice at least twice until the water runs clear.
  • Clean and trim the fat off the chicken thighs.
  • Set to sauté high. Add oil and wait for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add chicken, salt, pepper, oregano and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add shredded carrots and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped onions, minced garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Place rice on top of the chicken.
  • Pour water into the cooker. Gently submerge the rice in the water and do not stir.
  • Then add bay leaves & butter. Do not stir.
  • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove lid.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves.
  • Mix the chicken and rice together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Serve & Enjoy!

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    Instant Pot Chinese Sausage & Chicken with Rice

    Shitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage embedded in tasty moist rice to create an effortless spin on fried rice straight from the instant pot. Garnish with fresh cut green onions and fried shallots to add multiple dimensions to a satisfying and affordable meal. Notes of traditional fried rice flavors make this instant pot shortcut a good option for meal preps. This meal stores great in the refrigerator and tastes great heated back up later.

    Watch the video and follow the instructions below to add this cost effective meal to your menu. Let the rice stand for a bit prior to serving as the additional moisture is soaked up and evaporates shortly (5 minutes) after opening. Share this or any of the recipes from my growing catalogue of recipes. All food should be delicious and affordable and that is what the eatfoodlicious mission is to create on a daily basis.

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    Ingredients

    Soak the shiitake mushrooms in boiled water for 30 minutes (make sure to fully cover).

    Once complete; rinse, squeeze and clean the mushrooms at least 2-3 times. Cut/slice and remove the stems.

    Slice the sausages and set aside. Optional: Remove the casing of the chinese sausage.

    Slice the chicken thighs and place them in a bowl.

    Add grated ginger, cornstarch, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, shaoxing cooking wine, garlic, oyster sauce and mix until evenly coated.

    Marinate for 15 mintues.

    Add marinate chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.

    Add sliced mushrooms, sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes.

    Pour water into the cooker. Use a wooden spoon to (deglaze) scrape the bottom of the cooker. Place rice on top of the chicken.

    Meanwhile- in a small bowl, add all the sauce ingredients together (sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix. Set aside until ready to use.

    Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked rice. Mix/stir the rice and chicken until evenly coated with the sauce.

    Garnish with chopped green onions and fried shallots.

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    Instant Pot Chinese Sausage & Chicken with Rice

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    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 8 mins
    Total Time 18 mins
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Asian, Chinese
    Servings 6
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

    Ingredients
      

    • 2 cups white jasmine rice
    • 2 ¼ cups water
    • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms
    • 2 chinese sausages remove the casing

    Marinate

    • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
    • 1 tbsp ginger grated
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
    • 1 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
    • 3 garlic grated or minced

    Sauce

    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
    • 2 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 tsp granulated sugar

    Instructions
     

    • Soak the shiitake mushrooms in boiled water for 30 minutes (make sure to fully cover). Once complete; rinse, squeeze and clean the mushrooms at least 2-3 times. Cut/slice and remove the stems.
    • Slice the chicken thighs and place them in a bowl.
    • Add grated ginger, cornstarch, dark soy sauce, soy sauce, shaxoxing cooking wine, garlic, oyster sauce and mix until evenly coated. Marinate for 15 mintues.
    • Slice the sausages and set aside. Optional: Remove the casing of the chinese sausage.
    • Wash/clean and rinse the rice at least twice until the water runs clear.
    • Set to sauté high.
    • Add marinate chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
    • Add sliced mushrooms, sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    • Pour water into the cooker. Use a wooden spoon to (deglaze) scrape the bottom of the cooker.
    • Place rice on top of the chicken. Gently level the rice and do not stir. Watch the video for reference.
    • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes and natural release for 10 minutes.
    • Meanwhile- in a small bowl, add all the sauce ingredients together (sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce) and mix. Set aside until ready to use.
    • Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove lid.
    • Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked rice. Mix/stir the rice and chicken until evenly coated with the sauce.
    • Garnish with chopped green onions and fried shallots.

    Serve and Enjoy!

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      Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with Gravy

      Slowly drizzle smooth delicious gravy over crispy chicken thighs that burst with natural juices as you take the first taste of this awesome Instant Pot recipe. The Instant Pot has its features that make it such a user friendly kitchen pal. Pressure cook the thighs to lock in the juices and then air fry them to get that crispy skin. Use the juices collected in the Instant Pot to sauté up a very good gravy. This is a simple comforting meal that does not make a giant mess in the kitchen to make. Chicken thighs are affordable and are full of very tasty rich flavors and the Instant Pot does not let any of them escape and this recipe captures them all for your consumption. 

      I had to live with my husband comparing my gravy to his moms and grandmothers for years. I took it as a personal challenge to create a systematic predictably good gravy and I am sharing with you what took me many attempts to tweak to near perfection. Watch the video and follow the instruction below to have this recipe on a table near you. The best part is you can make this recipe when on a road trip if you bring along your Instant Pot and accessories. Feel free to share this or any of my recipes you believe meet your own definition of eatfoodlicious.

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      Ingredients

      Coat the chickens with the seasoning mix.

      Add 1 cup of water to the cooker. Place the trivet inside. Place the chickens on the trivet.

      Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes with a 5 minute natural release.

      Air Fryer: transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until skin is crispy. Oven: transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 6-10 minutes or until the skin is crispy.

      In a small bowl: mix 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp cold water and mix. Pour the mixture into the cooker. Let simmer for ~10 minutes or to desired consistently.

      Serve with salad, rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables or cauliflower rice (low-carb).

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      Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with Gravy

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      Cook Time 22 mins
      Total Time 22 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine American
      Servings 4
      Calories

      Equipment

      • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

      Ingredients
        

      • 4 bone-in chicken thighs with skin
      • 1 cup water
      • 2 tbsp olive oil
      • ½ tsp salt
      • ½ tsp black pepper
      • ½ tsp dried oregano
      • ½ tsp onion powder
      • ½ tsp garlic powder
      • ½ tsp paprika
      • Salt & Peper to taste

      Cornstarch Mixture

      • 2 tbsp cold water
      • 1 tbsp cornstarch

      Instructions
       

      • Clean and pat the chicken thighs dry. Place them on a plate/bowl.
      • In a small bowl: combine salt, pepper, oregano, paprika, onion, garlic and mix.
      • Coat the chickens with the seasoning mix.
      • Add 1 cup of water to the cooker. Place the trivet inside.
      • Place the chickens on the trivet.
      • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes with a 5 minute natural release. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove lid.
      • Instant Pot Air-fryer lid: press the broil (400°F) button and cook for 12 minutes. 
        Air Fryer: transfer the chicken to the air fryer basket and cook at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until skin is crispy. 
        Oven: transfer the chicken to a baking sheet. Broil on high for 6-10 minutes or until the skin is crispy.
      • Remove the trivet with the chickens and set aside.
      • Set the cooker to sauté on high.
      • In a small bowl: mix 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp cold water together. Pour the mixture into the cooker. Let simmer for ~10 minutes or to desired consistently.
      • Season with salt & pepper to taste.

      Serve with salad, rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables or cauliflower rice (low-carb).

        Enjoy!

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          Instant Pot Feta Pasta

          Creamy, saucy, slightly spicy with the perfect finish of fresh basil herbal notes is what you will have when following this Feta Pasta recipe using the Instant Pot. Like most of you I have seen the oven baked and other forms of Feta Pasta on different food channels. I was going through my kitchen and noticed I had half a block of my favorite Greek Feta cheese and decided to take it to the laboratory and generate a product for family consumption. The aromas when cooking are some of my favorite experiences and sautéed grape tomatoes with garlic are among my favorite. This recipe is in a bit reverse cycle but yields very similar results and can be made anywhere you can plug your IP up, so it is ever more versatile.

          Slowly appreciate the photos below and review the instructions to see just how to unlock the Feta Pasta recipe using your Instant Pot. Filling and simple this recipe is easy to follow and will be enjoyed by all. I enjoy my saucy pasta with slightly toasted slices of my local bakers french bread and suggest you serve yours with your favorite also. Choose a good quality for your feta to enhance the flavor profile but feel free to do as I did and use what you have on hand. This recipe features simple ingredients but I do highly recommend adding fresh basil. If you don’t already, I suggest you start growing your own basil this season as it is a must in many eat foodlicious dishes.

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          Add garlic and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 mintues or until the tomatoes are softened.

          Add pasta, water and mix.

          Place feta cheese, pepper flakes & basil on top of the pasta, don’t mix or stir.

          Press the canel button. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes and a quick release.

          Mash the feta cheese and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper.

          Serve & Enjoy!

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          Instant Pot Feta Pasta

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          Cook Time 10 mins
          Total Time 10 mins
          Course Main Course
          Cuisine Italian
          Servings 3
          Calories

          Equipment

          • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

          Ingredients
            

          • 8 oz any pasta
          • 4 oz feta cheese (block) cut in half vertically
          • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
          • 2 cups water
          • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves chopped
          • 3 tbsp olive oil
          • ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes
          • 3 garlic cloves minced
          • salt & pepper to taste

          Instructions
           

          • Set the sauté to high.
          • Add garlic and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 4-5 mintues or until the tomatoes are softened.
          • Add pasta, water and mix.
          • Place feta cheese, pepper flakes & basil on top of the pasta, don't mix or stir.
          • Press the canel button. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes and a quick release (be careful when releasing the pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
          • Mash the feta cheese and mix everything together. Season with salt and pepper.
          • If the sauce is too watery, press the sauté button and cook for 2-3 minutes or until excess water has evaporated.

          Serve & Enjoy!

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            Instant Pot Creamy Beef Rotini

            Waiting with anticipation as the creamy beef pasta is placed into a bowl in front of my hunger starved eyes. Patiently collecting the fresh sliced bread and looking forward to the first delicious bite. The spirals of pasta are infused with rich sweet cream and tomato sauce that makes the first bite burst with welcoming flavor. The green garnish provides a fresh note at the finish. Perfectly tender pasta smothered in tasty juicy beef bits, are so moist and tender that chewing them will open the mental doors to heaven at the table.

            Fill your eat with a comforting pasta that features a quality sauce and partners excellently with wine and bread. Watch the video and you will almost be able to hear the sounds of the fork scooping a visually inviting bite. Follow the instructions below and have a kid friendly or sophisticated date night meal at the ready. Every hunger satisfying meal should be one that is worth the time to prepare and rewards with an eatfoodlicious experience. Please like and share if you find this or any of my recipes to be what you are looking for in your own food adventures. 

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            Best served warm.

            Ingredients

            Add ground beef/chuck and cook for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink.

            Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent. Optional: transfer the meat to a strainer and drain the grease. 

            Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

            Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika,

            Add pasta, water, heavy whipping cream and mix.

            Add marinara sauce. Don’t stir/mix. Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes and a quick release

            Add shredded cheese and sour cream.

            Stir and mix until cheese is fully melted.

            Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the lid on and wait for 3 minutes before serving.

            Serve immediately & Enjoy!

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            Instant Pot Creamy Beef Rotini

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            Prep Time 15 mins
            Cook Time 5 mins
            Total Time 20 mins
            Course Main Course
            Cuisine American, Italian
            Servings 6
            Calories

            Equipment

            • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

            Ingredients
              

            • 16 oz rotini pasta
            • 24 oz marinara sauce
            • 1 lb ground chuck or beef
            • 2 cups water
            • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
            • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
            • ½ cup sour cream
            • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
            • 1 tsp paprika
            • ½ tsp salt
            • ½ tsp pepper
            • 4 garlic cloves minced
            • 1 onion chopped

            Instructions
             

            • Set the sauté to high.
            • Add ground beef/chuck and cook for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink.
            • Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent. Optional: transfer the meat to a strainer and drain the grease. 
            • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
            • Add pasta, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, paprika, water, heavy whipping cream and mix.
            • Add marinara sauce. Don't stir/mix.
            • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes and a quick release (be careful when releasing the pressure from the cooker). Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid and mix well.
            • Add shredded cheese and sour cream. Stir and mix until cheese is fully melted.
            • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the lid on and wait for 3 minutes before serving.

            Serve immediately & Enjoy!

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              Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Soup

              Chicken Fajita soup captures the flavors and aromas of traditional fajitas and places them in a bowl swimming with delicious peppers and onions. A very tasty side or serve with a loaf of your favorite bread and enjoy it as a main dish. The integrity of each ingredients flavor is maintained and provides a subtly different experience with each bite. Add a small amount of sour cream to create additional contrasts and develop smooth creamy textures and add to the available tastes. Dip fresh bread in the soup to attain the extra filler if you are working to satisfy the hunger within.

              This dish is simple and a fresh change to the menu. Every meal should have a featured item that is a bit different from the usual menu options and this soup will provide that with ease of preparation. Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have a chicken broth enhanced fajita infused bowl of delicious southwestern tender chicken and tasty vegetables.

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              Serve with your favorite toppings.

              Place chopped bell peppers to the cooker.

              Add chopped onions.

              Add diced tomatoes.

              Add garlic

              Add fajitas seasoning

              Add A.1. sauce

              lime juice, chicken broth in the cooker and mix well. Place chicken breast on top, no do not stir. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes and natural release for 5 minutes. 

              Transfer the chicken breast to a plate/bowl and shred.

              Add black beans to the cooker and mix. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

              Return the shredded chicken and mix well.

              Serve with your favorite/preferred toppings (jalapeño, green onions, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, lime, chips, tortillas or rice).

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              Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas Soup

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              Prep Time 5 mins
              Cook Time 15 mins
              Natural Release 5 mins
              Total Time 25 mins
              Course Main Course, Soup
              Cuisine Hispanic
              Servings 5
              Calories

              Equipment

              • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot (6QT or 8QT)

              Ingredients
                

              • 1 lb chicken breast
              • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth preferably homemade chicken broth
              • ¼ cup A. 1. Sauce
              • 2 tbsp fajitas seasoning
              • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
              • 15 oz black beans drained
              • 10 oz Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
              • 1 sweet onion chopped
              • 2 bell peppers red, orange or yellow chopped
              • 4 garlic minced
              • season with salt & pepper to taste

              Instructions
               

              • Place chopped bell peppers, minced garlic, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, fajitas seasoning, A.1. sauce, lime juice, chicken broth in the cooker and mix well.
              • Place chicken breast on top, no do not stir.
              • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes and natural release for 5 minutes. Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid.
              • Transfer the chicken breast to a plate/bowl and shred.
              • Add black beans to the cooker and mix. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
              • Return the shredded chicken and mix well.

              Serve with your favorite/preferred toppings (jalapeño, green onions, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, lime, chips, tortillas or rice).

                Enjoy!

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