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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice (VIDEO)

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is creamy and cheesy with tender morsels of chicken. You will fall in love with the flavors and our garlic secret. This is the quicker and easier version of our wildly popular stovetop chicken and rice recipe. Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll see how easy this is.

We love our instant pot because it produces the same great results in a fraction of the time so you can enjoy dinner fast! Some of our favorites include Instant Pot White Chicken Chili, Instant Pot Bone Broth, IP Corn on the Cob and the quickest Tender Ribs.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice with Spoon

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The Secret to the Best Instant Pot Chicken and Rice:

The texture of this Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is almost like a risotto but doesn’t require the tedious stirring for 30 minutes. The flavor is truly memorable and yet this recipe calls for simple ingredients. How? The secret is in using an entire head of garlic.

This Will Transform Your Rice: The garlic head is cut in half so the garlic cloves are exposed. The flavor infuses the rice and then you can remove the head of garlic if you want to, or squeeze the cloves into the rice. The garlic cloves will be melt in your mouth tender and so tasty. We used the same trick to make Instant Pot Beef and Rice (Plov).

Best chicken and rice from instant pot in a serving bowl with tender chicken

Ingredients for Chicken and Rice:

You can use any kind of chicken here: chicken breast, thigh meat or chicken tenders. We prefer chicken tenders because they require very little prep (minimal trimming of fat), and reheat really well. They are also the most tender. We often use the chicken we have on hand.

The best rice for this recipe is jasmine rice (white, long-grain rice). You could also use Basmati or Texmati without adjusting the cooking time. Brown rice like we used in our Instant Pot Rice with Beef (Plov) recipe, would require a longer cooking time.

Ingredients for chicken and rice with chicken, rice, broth, cheese, carrots, onion, garlic

How to Cook Chicken and Rice in an Instant Pot:

We used a 6 Quart Instant Pot to make chicken and rice. This recipe moves fast so have all of your ingredients prepped and ready before you turn on your instant pot. Chop your onion, grate or julienne your carrots (here’s the julienne slicer we love), half your garlic head.

  1. Set your instant pot to sautee on high heat, add 2 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp butter.
  2. Add onion, carrots, and salt and saute 5 min.
  3. Add chicken and salt and saute 5 min.
  4. Pour in broth and rice and stir. Place halved garlic head cut-side-down.
  5. Cover with lid and set the lever to sealing position. Cook on manual high pressure 10 minutes with manual pressure release.

Cooked instant pot chicken and rice with mixing spoon

Tips for Using an Instant Pot:

First-time users: always read the users manual for your specific instant pot prior to starting since your machine may not operate or look exactly like ours.

  • Make sure the rim and rubber seal on your instant pot are clean for the seal to form properly.
  • Stir the rice together before turning on to avoid the “burn” notice.
  • Remember to set your lever to the stealing position for pressure to build.
  • When manually releasing pressure, wear an oven mitt and keep your face away from the hot steam vent.
  • I keep a paper towel ready to shield the vent in case it sputters liquid while venting/releasing pressure.
  • Always check the pressure indicator on your machine to ensure that the pressure has fully released prior to opening the lid.
  • Follow timing instructions precisely and set timers. With pressure cooking it easy to over-cook something if you forget about your pot.

Chicken and Rice from Instant Pot in a bowl garnished with parsley

Easy 30-Minute Meals You Will Love:

These are our go-to 30-minute meals that our family-friendly (our kids go back for seconds), and they require minimal prep. These are our favorite, easy chicken dinners for busy weeknights!

Watch Natasha Make Chicken and Rice (Instant Pot Style):

This Instant pot chicken and rice recipe will transform dinner for you. It’s one of the easiest and tastiest dinners you’ll make and there’s minimal cleanup because it all comes together in the instant pot!

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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

4.93 from 346 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Coming to Pressure Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice inside instant pot with spoon

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is creamy and cheesy with tender morsels of chicken. You will love the flavors and how quick it is to make Chicken and Rice in the Instant Pot! Watch the video tutorial to see how easy this is.

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: instant pot chicken and rice
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 375
Servings: 8 people as a side dish

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, thickly grated or julienned
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, or thighs, or tenders (trimmed and cut into 1" pieces)
  • 2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice, un-rinsed
  • 1 head garlic, unpeeled, cut in half crosswise
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more to serve

Instructions

  1. Set a 6 Qt Instant Pot to saute on high heat and add butter, oil, chopped onion, grated or julienned carrots, and 1 tsp salt. Sautee, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until soft and golden.

  2. Add trimmed, chopped chicken, another 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Sautee, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

  3. Add 4 cups chicken broth and 2 cups rice and stir to combine. Cut whole garlic head in half through the cloves and parallel to the base. Place garlic halves on top, cut-side down. Cover and cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes then quick release remaining pressure.
  4. Open the lid and stir in 1/2 cup parmesan with 1/3 cup chopped parsley. Serve with more cheese and garnish with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 827mg36%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 2909IU58%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Brenda
    September 27, 2022

    I might have already reviewed but not sure so here it “might” be again. I think this is great. I’ve made it quite a few times. Only change I’ve sometimes made is I’ve added sliced mushrooms and sometimes I use a different cheese (mozz or cheddar). What I really want to say is that I love that you answer everyone’s comments!! It shows you pay attention to us. I’ve had some that don’t EVER comment so thank you for that-and I love you have videos for most of your recipes. Your site is my fave and I’ve been cooking/baking for 50 yrs. Thanks for the great recipes

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Brenda! So glad you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Lauren
    September 20, 2022

    We love this recipe so much in our house! It’s so easy to make, it tastes delicious (the creamy nature of the rice ends up reminding me of risotto) and we always get a lot of left overs! This is on our meal rotation for ever! Thank you for sharing it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles!

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  • Marci
    September 19, 2022

    This was very tasty. Simple with great flavor. I included the cooked garlic (a must) and used gouda instead of parmesan cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Marci!

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  • Tami B
    August 30, 2022

    Hi, I haven’t tried this yet but I’m going to. Just wondering if I could use brown rice?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2022

      Brown rice like we used in our Instant Pot Rice with Beef (Plov) recipe, would require a longer cooking time.

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  • Monica H
    August 23, 2022

    Thanks!!! Your videos and recipes have motivated me to get cooking again! God bless you and your family!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2022

      That’s inspiring for me, I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Yeahhno
    August 10, 2022

    There was zero flavor and the rice came out severely mushy :/

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      Hi! I’m sorry to hear that. Did you make any substitutions to the recipe or use different quantities of ingredients? I have not had this problem and this recipe has received excellent reviews. The best rice for this recipe is jasmine rice (white, long-grain rice). You could also use Basmati or Texmati without adjusting the cooking time. Instant rice would not work well in this recipe.

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  • Pam
    August 7, 2022

    How long do I cook in ordinary saucepan as don’t have instant pot
    – instant pot chicken

    Pam

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  • Madison G.
    August 5, 2022

    Mine was like chicken soup with rice. I measured everything properly so I’m not sure why it came out like that.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 5, 2022

      Hi Madison. I’m sorry to hear that. I do not have this issue. Did you by chance use another type of rice? Between the veggies, chicken, and rice, that amount of water should be just right, and another type of rice could require a different amount of water.

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      • Sun
        August 5, 2022

        This looks fantastic. Could I double this recipe for more people? What would the cooking time be you thinking? 🤗🙏🏻

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          August 5, 2022

          I haven’t doubled the recipe, but my readers have, here’s what they had to say: “my kids love it and it doubles easily if you have the bigger cooker. If you don’t have the cheese it still makes a tasty dish. It can also be easily modified. I substituted diced chuck roast, beef broth and upped the cooking time to 15 min. It came out tender and perfect, it is like a quick version of your beef plav.” I hope that helps.

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      • Nicole
        September 20, 2022

        I’m planning to make this tonight. I have chicken breast that are frozen. Will that work ? Any adjustments? TIA! Excited to try!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 20, 2022

          Hi Nicole, I haven’t tested this with frozen chicken, but you would be missing some flavor by not doing the sauteeing part of the recipe. I recommend thawing and proceeding as instructed above. I hope you love the recipe.

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  • Alla B
    August 1, 2022

    I made this recipe several times and it is hands down my favourite rice dish…. Not only it is super delicious, but it is so simple and quick to make. Thank you, Natasha!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Alla! I’m so happy you loved this recipe!

      Reply

  • Randy
    July 25, 2022

    I have made this recipe many times. It is a regular meal around our house. I have even substituted rabbit(we raise them for meat). I don’t change a thing and make it exactly per Natasha’s recommendations. Awesome every time.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 25, 2022

      Hi Randy, thanks for following the recipe exactly as written. I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    July 20, 2022

    This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn’t bother cutting up the chicken. It shreds apart so easily after the 10 minutes in the instant pot. Will be making this again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Lisa!

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  • Jenn
    July 14, 2022

    My family LOVES this recipe! Just wondering if it can be frozen and reheated at a later date? We’re expecting a baby soon and thought this might be a good one to prep ahead of time.
    If so, at what temp and for how long would you recommend? Thanks very much in advance!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Jenn, I haven’t tried this myself, but you could freeze this since rice does reheat well.

      Reply

  • Jennifer
    July 12, 2022

    Could I add broccoli to the sauté step to get a little extra vegi?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 12, 2022

      Hi Jenifer, it doesn’t take long for broccoli to steam, maybe 10mins. If you add this in from the beginning it may be too mushy. You may consider steaming separately and adding this in at the very end. Let us know how it turns out if you experiment.

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  • robin Miller
    June 28, 2022

    I’ve tried similar recipes and haven’t been impressed. This was delicious. I can’t wait to have left overs

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Robin!

      Reply

  • Cynthika
    June 22, 2022

    Hi, what would you suggest will be the best side to go with this dish for a family night dinner?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 22, 2022

      A salad would go well with this or sauteed/steamed veggies.

      Reply

  • Alissa
    June 20, 2022

    Iam saving this to try soon. Is there a particular reason you don’t dice the garlic and put the whole bulb in?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2022

      Hi Alissa, I just prefer that as it adds so much flavor. But you can use diced garlic as well.

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    • Madina Sabri
      June 28, 2022

      It’s also for traditionally. After the garlic is cooked while, you squeeze out the garlic paste. It’s delicious

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  • Karen P.
    June 15, 2022

    Delicious, quick and easy! I used leftover rotisserie chicken so that even cut down the cook time. Omitted the carrots, and substituted steamed broccoli. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
    P.S. Natasha, when are you getting your own cooking show on TV??? You are great!

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    • Karen P.
      June 15, 2022

      I forgot to mention that I used Arborio rice and it cooked just fine. I also halved the recipe and that worked, too!

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        June 16, 2022

        Thank you for sharing that with us! 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 16, 2022

      Hi Karen! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and review. So glad you enjoyed this recipe. I do not plan on having a TV show at this moment, but that is very kind of you to say that. 🙂

      Reply

  • Beverly Leszczynski
    June 10, 2022

    How can I make this delicious dinner if I don’t have an Instant Pot?

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  • Lupita Lemons
    June 6, 2022

    Made tonight & absolutely loved it. I added extra seasoning to the chicken before I cooked it. Herbs de Provence & Tony’s. Also added broccoli at the end & let steam for a few minutes. Definitely keeping in my rotation. Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 6, 2022

      Sounds great! Thank you for sharing your experiment with this recipe. So glad it was enjoyed.

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  • Oscar Sessions
    June 4, 2022

    Hi. Just wanted to comment as we have made this recipe at least a dozen times. We made it when camping and I think our instapot is 3 or 4 qt but it still works. I usually add more Parmesan and play with the veggies. It’s a great recipe and even our picky young eaters love it which is saying a lot. Chicken and rice is like a staple around the world in a lot of cultures actually. Thank you for this.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 4, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Oscar! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Jess
    June 3, 2022

    This recipe has become a staple for my fiancé and me! It’s perfect for when I want something healthy(ish) but don’t want to spend too long cooking dinner. Neither of us are a huge fan of carrots, so I usually just add one carrot and extra onions. I also probably use way more parmesan than I should, and–my fiance’s suggestion that I definitely recommend–a few tablespoons of gochu jang mixed in at the end. The result is amazing! Thank you for such a great and easy recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      Hi Jess! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Kimberly Greene
    May 15, 2022

    I’m going to try this with cauliflower rice..I’m not low card, but trying to add in more veggies anywhere I can

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2022

      Sounds like a plan! We’d love to know how it goes too.

      Reply

  • Karin
    May 7, 2022

    I have sone already cooked, shredded chicken I’d love to try in this recipe. Should I just add the chicken when adding the cheese and let it warm? I sure don’t need to over cook it!! Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 7, 2022

      Hi Karin, yes, I think that would be fine.

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  • Rachael
    April 26, 2022

    Hi! Looking to make this tonight and am wondering if/how to adjust cook time if I am using bone in thighs instead of breasts? Thanks so much! Sounds delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2022

      Hi Rachael, I haven’t tried this with bone-in chicken, so I would suggest removing the meat from the bones and using just the meat.

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  • Kristi
    April 24, 2022

    I have a 9 qt instant pot( I think) , do I need to adjust water or will it cook the same?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2022

      Hi Kristi, I haven’t tested this in an 9-quart, but I assume they would be the same. If you try it out in your 9 qt pot, I would love to hear how it goes.

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  • Liz
    April 18, 2022

    This was my first time using the instant pot and I loved it, thanks to you!
    My husband however, thought the rice was way too soggy. Can I just add less water or does the instant pot need that much in order to work?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2022

      Hi Liz, I haven’t had that experience, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Usually, a soggy rice result is due to using a different kind of rice. Between the veggies, chicken, and rice, that amount of water should be just right, and another type of rice could require a different amount of water.

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  • Cathi
    April 18, 2022

    Love this recipe, tasty and so easy to make, husband approved

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 18, 2022

      That’s great I’m glad to hear it was enjoyed. It really is so quick and yummy!

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  • Michael Rhodes
    April 16, 2022

    We love this recipe, but there are only the two of us. If I cut the ingredients in half, would I need to adjust the cooking time at all, or keep it the same?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2022

      Hi Michael ,several of our readers have halved the recipe and kept the time the same. I hope you love this recipe.

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  • DUSTY
    April 12, 2022

    My family loved it including my son who doesn’t like rice or carrots. Definately would recommend for families.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 12, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad you all enjoyed it. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Shauna
    April 4, 2022

    A simple but delicious weeknight meal, that the kids love. Have made this numerous times now and doesn’t get old. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2022

      Easy weeknight meals are the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Shauna!

      Reply

  • jamie Wyman
    March 28, 2022

    Question… when I change this to 2 people, it changes the amounts in the top but not the instructions, do change amount of broth and water also?

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    • Natasha
      March 28, 2022

      Hi, I haven’t tried this in a smaller instant pot to feed 2 people. Also, you are correct, we don’t have the capability to change all of the ingredients throughout, but it only changes in the listed ingredients so you ould have to alter them manually. The technology isn’t that sophisticated yet.

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      • Kathy Waelchli
        April 18, 2022

        Says it serves 8 as a side dish. I am feeding a family of 6…3 college age kids, 1 preteen and 2 adults. If I were to increase to accommodate their hunger, do I need to increase cooking time? I’m a newbie to the instapot and frankly scared of it. But I love all your recipes and want to try it!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          April 18, 2022

          Hi Kathy, I haven’t doubled the recipe, but my readers have, here’s what they had to say: “my kids love it and it doubles easily if you have the bigger cooker. If you don’t have the cheese it still makes a tasty dish. It can also be easily modified. I substituted diced chuck roast, beef broth and upped the cooking time to 15 min. It came out tender and perfect, it is like a quick version of your beef plav.” I hope that helps.

          Reply

  • Megan
    March 25, 2022

    one question: why didn’t you squeeze the garlic into the chicken and rice in the video?–making this for the third time–it’s delish and so easy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2022

      Hi Megan, we love garlic so we squeeze it into the rice. You’re also welcome to discard it, however.

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  • Krisna Brown
    March 23, 2022

    I discovered this recipe about a year ago and it’s literally in my weekly rotation. My family can’t get enough of it. And it’s quick and easy!! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Krisna!

      Reply

  • jan
    March 16, 2022

    Yummm
    Can’t wait to make this chicken and rice dish!
    Really enjoy your videos.
    You are so cute and entertaining and also funny!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      I hope you love it, Jan! Thank you for your lovely compliment!

      Reply

  • Jess
    March 9, 2022

    Hello. I would love try this recipe but does it have to be Jasmine rice? Or any rice will do?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 9, 2022

      You could also use Basmati or Texmati without adjusting the cooking time. Brown rice like we used in our Instant Pot Rice with Beef (Plov) recipe, would require a longer cooking time.

      Reply

  • Shirley
    February 25, 2022

    Can this be done in a crock pot if you do not have an instant pot?

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  • Tina Burch
    February 23, 2022

    First recipe of yours I have made and it was delicious. I did add cumin and onion powder to the chicken and the flavours were lovely. My family enjoyed it! So simple and easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of time. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2022

      Hi Tina, so glad you loved it! Thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Ribyn
    February 19, 2022

    I made this in my 3 qt IP by cutting the recipe in half except for the chicken (I had 1.25 lbs to use up) and I substituted two cups of frozen mixed vegetables for the carrots.

    Turned out fantastic! I have enough for 4 generous servings and I will be making this again, most definitely! The garlic on the top absolutely rocks!

    The only thing I will change is adding the full 1/2 cup parmesan and adding some dried thyme for a little different flavor.

    I’m so happy to find a chicken and rice recipe that doesn’t rely on a can (or two )of Campbell’s cream soups!

    Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2022

      I’m so glad to hear this works well in a 3qt IP! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Ribyn!

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  • Sil
    February 17, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    May I know if you add additional 2 cups of broth is to account for the chicken? Usually, we need 2 cups of water for 2 cups of jasmine rice. Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      February 17, 2022

      Hi Sil, the instant pot doesn’t require the same water to rice ratio as other cooking methods and we found this balance to be just right for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    February 15, 2022

    Good recipe, but you forget to say that you have to remove the skins off the garlic.
    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2022

      Hi Debbie, that was intentional. The garlic head is cut in half, exposing the garlic cloves. The flavor infuses the rice, and then you can remove the head of garlic if you want to or squeeze the cloves into the rice.

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  • Elisha Petersen
    February 10, 2022

    This is my first recipe I have made from your site and it was amazing! I did add about 1tbsp of fresh thyme, a splash of white wine, and I added the garlic cloves into the rice after cooking (they just melt because they are so soft). The whole family loved it, which says a lot. I used basmati rice because that’s what I had on hand. Thank you for a great recipe! I’ll be trying your instant pot bone broth this weekend.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Elisha! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Tifani
    February 10, 2022

    I made this tonight and it was delicious. My husband who is usually picky when it comes to my cooking had seconds. I added 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 2 bay leaves , mushrooms (for more veggies). I didn’t have shredded Parmesan so I used the Parmesan cheese in the shaker bottle, and I added mozzarella cheese too. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tifani!

      Reply

  • Ari
    February 2, 2022

    Such an easy and delicious recipe! I’ve made it twice already- once with drum sticks, and tonight with chicken wings– after the pressure cooking is done, I take the chicken out and shred the meat then put it back in. Tastes amazing!!! I also put 3 cloves of garlic instead of half and it still tastes yummy! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Ari! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Brinda
    January 30, 2022

    Thank you so much this recipe was awesome. My family really enjoyed it. It will be made often l.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2022

      You’re very welcome. Great to hear that your family loved it!

      Reply

  • Sue
    January 26, 2022

    This is a very comforting dish. I think I might add mushrooms and maybe a dash of white wine for added flavor next time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 26, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Samantha Lester
    January 26, 2022

    I have made this multiple times and my family loves it! I’m planning to make again tonight but don’t have a head of garlic. Would minced garlic work? If so, how much? Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 26, 2022

      Hi Samantha, We prefer the full head of garlic but that should still work.

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  • Carol
    January 24, 2022

    We loved the texture of this recipe as it reminds me of a risotto. Very easy to prepare. However, we found it a bit bland as it only has salt, pepper and the garlic which I kept. I might add some other spice/herb next time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Carol! I hope you give it another try soon! It should be full of flavor if no adjustments were made!

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      • Carol
        January 27, 2022

        I did not make any other adjustments – I made the recipe as is. I will definitely make it again!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 27, 2022

          Sounds good, Carol. Thank you for trying out this recipe!

          Reply

  • Tee
    January 21, 2022

    I was looking for something different when I came across this meal. I made it exactly as is, no subs and everyone loved it. Thx.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tee!

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  • Jan
    January 19, 2022

    My new Comfort Food…awww. I. Love. This. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 19, 2022

      You’re welcome! We all have our comfort food, glad to know this is yours.

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  • Melanie
    January 17, 2022

    Loved this and so did my family. I only had minced garlic, so I would love to try it with the head of garlic next time. I did add 2 cups broccoli florets after it cooked–mixed them in, reset the lid and stoppered the steam valve, and the broccoli was tender-crisp just like my husband likes it.

    I am excited to make this as a once-a-month meal we can take in the RV with us.

    Thank you for a healthy, quick, tasty dinner!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Melanie!

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  • K Lopez
    January 14, 2022

    I love this recipe. Make it for my family every so often. Super easy to throw together

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, K!

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  • Masha Lempel
    January 13, 2022

    Hello! I plan on making this for my family tomorrow. I was wondering what the serving size is for the nutrition facts? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 14, 2022

      Hi there, the serving size for this whole recipe is 8 people as a side dish.

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  • Sue Dodd
    January 5, 2022

    Just curious…why don’t you rinse the jasmine rice? Every IP recipe I’ve seen with rice says to rinse it well.

    I plan on making this recipe because it looks yummy but inquiring minds would like to know…

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      Hi Sue, it depends on the recipe. For this specific recipe, the result wouldn’t be the same consistency after rinsing. We do not rinse the rice so that extra starch helps with the creamier texture. I would have to run a test to tell you for sure, but I think you might add a couple of tablespoons less water if rinsing.

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      • Sue Dodd
        January 6, 2022

        Thanks Natasha!
        I have to make my reply longer because your site wants 50 characters so Lalalalala…..

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  • Wendy
    January 2, 2022

    This recipe is amazing. This is the 2nd recipe I’ve used in my instant pot and it couldn’t have been easier. I added 1 cup of frozen broccoli on top before closing the instant pot and it bulks up the meal. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2022

      Sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing that with us, Wendy. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe. You’re most welcome.

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  • Josh Wilson
    January 1, 2022

    My family and I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    Just curious, how big is one serving of this recipe? I’ve been tracking my calories and it would be nice to be able to accurately track my portions. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2022

      Hi Josh, the serving size is about a cup. This recipe serves eight people.

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  • Eula
    December 20, 2021

    I only have brown jasmine rice on hand. Do I need to increase liquid and/or cooking time?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2021

      Hi Eula, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. The best rice for this recipe is jasmine rice (white, long-grain rice). You could also use Basmati or Texmati without adjusting the cooking time. Brown rice like we used in our Instant Pot Rice with Beef (Plov) recipe, would require a longer cooking time.

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  • Lisa
    December 14, 2021

    We all loved it! Thank you! If I double the recipie for a larger gathering, would it still be 10 minutes? You have a beautiful little taste tester! 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2021

      Glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Lisa. I haven’t doubled it, but my readers have, here’s what they had to say: “my kids love it and it doubles easily if you have the bigger cooker. If you don’t have the cheese it still makes a tasty dish. It can also be easily modified. I substituted diced chuck roast, beef broth and upped the cooking time to 15 min. It came out tender and perfect, it is like a quick version of your beef plav.”

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  • Marko Milincic
    December 14, 2021

    Can you add cream of chicken for a creamier version? Has anyone tried it?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2021

      Hi Marko, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Rosa B
    December 11, 2021

    The Instant Pot Chicken Rice is a family favorite along with the Bake Ziti. I cook this about every other week just keep things fresh. If I could get away with it, I’d cook it twice a week. I just want to thank you Natasha, for making very easy and delicious meals, you make my meal planning that much easier 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2021

      I’m so glad to hear you have this on regular rotation, Rosa! That’s just awesome!

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  • Nicole
    December 3, 2021

    Our family loves this recipe. We eat it as a meal not a side. How long should I pressure cook it if I am doubling it? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      Hi Nicole, I agree this is great as a meal! I haven’t doubled it,but my readers have, here’s what they had to say: “my kids love it and it doubles easily is you have the bigger cooker. If you don’t have the cheese it still makes tasty dish. It can also be easily modified. I substituted diced chuck roast, beef broth and upped the cook time to 15 min. It came out tender and perfect, it is like a quick version of your beef plav.”

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  • Steven Frazine
    December 3, 2021

    This was very easy, and all 6 kids and wife LOVED it. Instead of parmesan cheese, we used mozzarella. still very good. I think i like this insta pot very much and will have to check your other recipes. thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great, Steven! Thank you for sharing your great review with me!

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  • Olga
    November 23, 2021

    Hi,Natasha. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, our family really liked this recipe. My family love jasmin rice and uncle bens rice,but lately I’ve been cooking jasmine rice. For Thanksgiving im going to be making pork plov but w/uncle bens rice. My question is how long do i cook the pork & rice for in the instant pot? Also thanks so much for your wonderful ideas for Thanksgiving im making your birds milk & jello on top & w/chocolate one too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, may God bless your family!!!😊🥖🍗🥗🥧🧁

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2021

      Plov is the perfect addition to Thanksgiving! I have an Instant pot plov recipe HERE you can use as a guide and reference also! I hope this helps!

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  • Jerry
    November 23, 2021

    Great recipe, my kids love it and it doubles easily is you have the bigger cooker. If you don’t have the cheese it still makes tasty dish. It can also be easily modified. I substituted diced chuck roast, beef broth and upped the cook time to 15 min. It came out tender and perfect, it is like a quick version of your beef plav.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me, Jerry! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Kenneth Ray
    November 22, 2021

    Looking for garlic press, any recommendations . Enjoy your recipes and have made several. I passed this one along to my coworker, he loved it.

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  • Julia
    November 15, 2021

    I use basmati rice and throw in frozen peas at the end. Very, very good and comforting for a cold day.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Julia!

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  • Darrin
    November 3, 2021

    Teenagers liked it but me not as much. It had a strong garlic flavor which I don’t mind but it just overpowered the dish. Overall, it felt like it was missing some background flavors. Additional spices might help with that and not leaving in the garlic. Ended up using a lot more salt to try and make it taste less like bland rice with garlic flavoring.

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  • Ryan Maley
    November 2, 2021

    How do you keep the rice from burning, when you double the recipe? Somtimes it doesnt, and other times it does.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2021

      Hi Ryan, be sure you are using cold water in the recipe. I haven’t had a burn noticed personally to advise on what’s causing that to happen.

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  • Sarah Berman
    November 1, 2021

    In case anyone was wondering, this makes a fantastic vegetarian side dish if you omit the chicken and substitute veggie broth!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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  • Helen
    October 24, 2021

    Not sure what went wrong. Used texmati rice as that was the only kind I had. Added mushrooms. Other than that, followed the recipe. After 10 min, the pot is still full of broth and rice hasn’t cooked. So, looks like liquid rice soup with the mostly uncooked rice. Always had success with other recipes from you. Any ideas?

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    • Natasha
      October 25, 2021

      Hi Helen, did you possibly use instant rice or maybe your instant pot didn’t come to pressure properly? Make sure to set it to the sealing position so it comes to pressure properly.

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      • Nancy
        November 14, 2021

        I agree with Helen. My instapot rice is always 1 to 1, not 2:1 and this came out like chicken and rice soup.

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  • Christina F.
    October 20, 2021

    Absolutely delicious! I omitted the parsley because my ultra picky 6 and 7 year old boys despise “green things” (sad face) and they devoured it. This is probably only the 3rd recipe in history we all loved. It will be in the weekly rotation from now on! So creamy, its hard to believe there is no cream and only a half cup of cheese. The garlic added so much flavor. Can’t wait to try your Beef Plov. Thanks!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that you and your family loved this recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Mandie Patterson
    October 18, 2021

    This is delicious and is a weekly staple in my house. To change it up this week, I cooked up some garlicky shrimp on the side and tossed them in (peeled and tails removed) once the rice was done (omitting the chicken). It was really great! Thanks, Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2021

      That’s great and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing that with us, Mandie and I appreciate your review.

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  • Katherine
    October 11, 2021

    Delicious dish! So creamy. It’s true comfort food and super easy to make.

    I added Italian blend herbs to the original recipe, then when reheating leftovers, some lemon juice and lemon zest.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2021

      Sounds great, Katherine. Thank you for your review and for sharing some reheating tips with us!

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  • Vicki
    October 2, 2021

    This recipe doesn’t have the wine or bay leaves – can I still use them in the Insta?

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    • Natasha
      October 2, 2021

      Hi Vicki, It works really well without those ingredients with the instant pot. It’s not quite the same when you can’t ‘cook off’ the wine as you could on the stovetop. This recipe does not disappoint without the wine or bay leaves.

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  • Deb
    September 30, 2021

    I made this tonight and it was great! It’s almost risotto like with no stirring. I did add broccoli, diced mushrooms and diced summer squash in place of some of the chicken, it was still really good. Next time, I won’t sauté the broccoli first so it stays firmer but other than that, this is a great dish! Thanks!!

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    • Natasha
      September 30, 2021

      I love your ideas for add-ins. That sounds so healthy and delicious.

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  • Jackie
    September 27, 2021

    Awesome recipe! Everyone loved it!! Will be making again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2021

      Great to hear that, Jackie. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Shanna de
    September 24, 2021

    Wow. One of the best chicken and rice. Yes the rice is like risotto when it’s done. Definitely keeping.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 25, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Shanna!

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  • Ellen
    September 15, 2021

    Any way of making it in a slow cooker?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 16, 2021

      Hi Ellen, I don’t have a slow cooker version, but here is the full tutorial for the stovetop chicken and rice. I’m not sure this would work in a slow cooker; I haven’t tested it that way, so I’m not sure if the consistency would be right in a slow cooker

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    • Linda Barrante
      September 26, 2021

      Can this be made in a slow cooker (Crockpot)?

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  • Mary
    September 15, 2021

    The best chicken and rice ever!!
    Everyone loved it from 1 1/2 years old to 60 1/2 years old 😍

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Mary!

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  • Mandie
    August 29, 2021

    I love this recipe. It’s a weekly staple in our house. The only I do not like is how the chicken tastes when reheated as leftovers. Has anyone ever tried this with shrimp instead? If so, how did you make it with the shrimp?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Hi Mandie, I haven’t tested this with shrimp instead but maybe others here have tried and can share some tips?

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  • Lynnea
    August 24, 2021

    What did I do wrong? My rice burned to the bottom and it wouldn’t seal. I took it out twice and cleaned the pot and added more liquid but had to finish in the microwave. Ughhhh.

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    • Natasha
      August 25, 2021

      Hi Lynnea, did you check that the seal was clear of any debris? Sometimes that can cause issues with its sealing. I haven’t had it burn using the proportions of ingredients in the recipe. If this is your first time using an instant pot, I highly recommend doing the test run per the instant pot instructions and watching a video tutorial on youtube for your specific model (there are many of them now). I hope that helps.

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    • Vicki
      October 2, 2021

      I’ve had to replace that inside ring seal several times because it won’t seal. You can get them on Amazon.

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  • Heather N
    August 9, 2021

    This was so simple and delicious – my kids are going to love it! It’s so good in fact that I was thinking of trying to freeze some to bring with us on our family vacation this summer. Do you happen to know if it freezes well?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2021

      Thanks for your fantastic review, Heather. I honestly haven’t tried freezing this recipe yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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  • Nancy
    August 5, 2021

    Delicious! I didn’t have carrots, substituted celery. It still had the best flavor. Saving this recipe and will be making again. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2021

      I’m so glad that substitution worked, Nancy! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Felicia
    August 5, 2021

    I’m going to make this tomorrow. First time using Insta pot. Would brown jasmine rice or basmati be ok w same timing ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2021

      Hi Felicia, brown rice like we used in our Instant Pot Rice with Beef (Plov) recipe, would require a longer cooking time. One of my readers wrote: “I made it with brown rice since that was all I had on hand — and increased pressure cook time to 20 minutes.” I hope that helps!

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      • Wendy
        September 26, 2021

        I can’t wait to try this! Do you think it’ll work ok in my 8 quart?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 26, 2021

          Hi Wendy, I haven’t tested this in an 8 quart, but I assume they would be the same. If you try it out in your 8 qt pot, I would love to hear how it goes.

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          • Wendy
            September 28, 2021

            Hi Natasha!
            I did use my 8 quart and followed the directions exactly. The chicken and rice is a winner, and I’ll add it to my keepers! I love your recipes and love your step by step instructions. You make delicious recipes music less intimidating.

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            September 28, 2021

            Hello Wendy, nice to hear from you and thank you for sharing your experience making this recipe. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed and loved it!

  • Angela
    August 3, 2021

    OMG this my absolute favorite recipe! So glad it’s IP savvy now. Could I double it safely in the IP?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2021

      Hi Angela, I haven’t tested doubling this, but if you are doubling the recipe and using a larger instant pot than 6qt, that should work fine to double the ingredients and not the time. Let me know how it goes doubling it.

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  • Sariah Howe
    July 29, 2021

    Delicious. And fool proof. What more can I say? It was perfect!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Minette Satterwhite
    July 28, 2021

    What I was lacking in garlic cloves (which is rare in my kitchen) I made up for with a squeeze of a half lemon at the end. It was really good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2021

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Crystal Naylor
    July 9, 2021

    One word…. AMAZINGGGGGGGG! If you’re in doubt about this recipe, please give it a try, the flavor is incredible even though the ingredients are so simple. Natasha knows what she’s doing because this is bomb! I was looking for recipes to rotate into weekly dinners and this fit perfectly, my picky 3 year old loved it! Now off to search her other recipes because my taste buds trust her lol

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2021

      Thank you for this awesome feedback, Crystal! I’m so glad this was a hit!

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