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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 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

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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

4.96 from 43 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
Calories: 375 kcal
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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  • Grace
    January 22, 2020

    I made this chicken and rice last night. So delicious! My husband is already asking me to make it again! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Grace. Reply

  • Nancy
    January 20, 2020

    Made this tonight for dinner and the family loved it. Will definitely be making it again. Might steal an idea from another reviewer and add corn next time, or maybe peas. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear the entire family loved this! That’s just awesome! Reply

  • Lina
    January 18, 2020

    Natasha hi! I really want to try this but don’t have a instant pot. I do have a slow cooker, ha!
    Can’t afford to get a instant pot at the moment, how else can I make this recipe?! Please let me know!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Lina, 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. Reply

  • Carli
    January 18, 2020

    Any suggestions on how to add more veggies? It’s a little rice heavy for what I’m looking for. I thought of adding steamed broccoli at the end, except I’m looking for a way to add veggies right into the pot instead of preparing the veg separately. I’m going to try this either way because it sounds delicious!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      I bet broccoli would be delicious. But yes, more vegetables should work great. Reply

  • Erica
    January 17, 2020

    Hi I want to try this. Can I rinse my rice first? Any modifications need to be made? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 17, 2020

      Hi Erica, the end result wouldn’t be the same consistency. The reason we do not rinse the rice is so that extra starch helps with the creamier consistency. 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. Reply

  • Sharon
    January 16, 2020

    Simply, absolutely delicious. My first time using the instant pot, the secret is to understand the pot. Instead of using warm water only I added liquid chicken bouillon into the water not too much it added to the flavour. Once the rice was finished I opened a can of corn, and used 3-4 stems of thyme , I removed the garlic & mixed corn & thyme into rice, then squeezed the garlic into rice & mixed again using fork. As rice was still hot I covered so that the flavour of the corn, thyme & garlic can marry into the rice. It was a pig out session.
    Thanks Natasha, I will be trying your other Instant Pot recipes, I will try cooking curried beef, this will be a test.
    Sharon Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2020

      Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Deanna
    January 14, 2020

    I made the chicken and rice for my family. Everyone raved about it. I’m always looking for easy things to fix as I have a large family. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new family favorite, Deanna! That’s so great! Reply

  • Betsy
    January 13, 2020

    Oh so good! And now I have another use for my IP, roasting garlic!!! Even if this recipe wasn’t delicious, which it is! It’s worth making just for the garlic. I’ve been looking for a good chicken and rice recipe since we had a really good one at church once. She just used knorrs rice… This is so much better. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      Isn’t it the best, Betsy! Thank you so much for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Tasha
    January 12, 2020

    Any advice on cutting the recipe in half? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      Hi Tasha, I have not tested halving this recipe in a 6qt pot. One of our readers was planning on testing it in a 3qt pot. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Darla
    January 10, 2020

    This was my first recipe in my instant pot. It came out perfect! Your video was very helpful. Delicious recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that, Darla! Thank you for that wonderful review. Reply

    • Kim
      January 16, 2020

      Hi! I’m excited to try! I have a few questions…Could you use Arborio rice instead of jasmine? I was also going to add mushrooms since my kids love them. Any reason the white wine is omitted in the insta pot version? Thanks! Reply

      • Natasha
        January 17, 2020

        Hi Kim, I haven’t tried with arborio rice in this recipe so I can’t say for sure what the modifications to timing or water would be. The wine doesn’t have a chance to cook out under pressure so we omit it and the results are still amazing. You won’t miss it! Reply

  • Archana
    January 9, 2020

    I made this today! It was delicious thank you so much!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Archana! Reply

  • Tom
    January 9, 2020

    Great recipe!
    I was wondering, how much is 1 serving of this dish? I’m counting calories so I’m just curious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2020

      Hi Tom, I wish I had measured it this way. This recipe does make 8 recipes. Reply

  • Michele
    January 8, 2020

    This was incredibly good. Usually chicken and rice is bland and dry but not this recipe. It was so flavorful and the chicken was juicy and delicious. I’ll be making again. Super easy too! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Michele! Reply

      • Amy Barney
        January 14, 2020

        I made this for my family tonight and everyone really enjoyed it. It was a perfect weeknight meal. I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried adding a sprig if rosemary alongside the garlic head or if you’ve tried it with chopped fresh broccoli? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 14, 2020

          I have not tested that Amy but I bet both of those would make this so good. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Sue
    January 7, 2020

    What do you do with all the soft, yummy garlic at the end? If you don’t add it back in, is there another use for it? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 7, 2020

      Hi Sue, we usually add it back – it’s so soft that it just melts in your mouth and the flavor is wonderful. Reply

  • Tatyana
    January 6, 2020

    Natasha, thank you for another great recipe! This is my first insta pot meal and I was a bit scared to try it. I had turkey breast on hand and boiled it a bit, to make it more or less equivalent to chicken cooking time. The rice came out perfect – color, flavour, texture. I loved cooked garlic and the flavour it gave. It was so easy to make and so good! I might experiment with other spices, vegetables and rice mixture next time.
    Also, I made it in 8 quart pot and it turn out great. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2020

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

  • John
    January 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    An update regards instant pot availability in Australia.

    It can now be purchased via Amazon au. I already have one on order.

    I’m so happy.

    Cheers,
    John Reply

  • Phil
    January 6, 2020

    Made your chicken and rice today.Deeeelicious.Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Phil! Reply

  • Angie
    January 5, 2020

    Tastes amazing! Next time I make it I think I will half the rice and double the chicken. Maybe toss in some broccoli at the end! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Diana W.
    January 4, 2020

    I stumbled across this video on YouTube and had to make it immediately for dinner! It turned out even better than I had hoped! A recipe like this is invaluable, since the prep and assembly was sooo easy with a tasty & filling result. Thank you! Reply

  • Laura
    January 4, 2020

    I just made this recipe and the instant pot never came to pressure (this it not my first time using my pot). When the timer went off, I opened the pot and it looks burned on the bottom and the rice is mushy. Not sure what I did wrong. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Laura, did you check if maybe the seal was missing in your instant pot or if there were any grains or rice or other ingredients on the rim that may have prevented it from sealing? It sounds like an issue with the instant pot or something preventing it from sealing. If it took too long to come to pressure, that is very likely why it burned on the bottom and was overcooked. Reply

  • Stephanie
    January 4, 2020

    What are “chicken breast thighs”? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 4, 2020

      Hi Stephanie, that should say “or thighs.” Sorry about that. I have fixed that. Reply

    • Tasha
      January 12, 2020

      I’m apprehensive about not finding the rice. Planning to use Basmati rice, which I always rinse before cooking. Will rinsing the rice be detrimental to the outcome of the recipe? Reply

      • Natasha
        January 12, 2020

        Hi Tasha, rinsing the rice gets rid of the starch which is what helps to make this recipe creamy. I would suggest not rinsing. Reply

        • Lori Kurochkina
          January 23, 2020

          Hi Natasha, would you recommend to not rinse rice when making Plov in the insta-pot too? I am new to the insta-pot, and I always soaked rice when making plov the old fashioned way in the oven. Thanks! Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            January 23, 2020

            Hi Loria, the end result wouldn’t be the same consistency. The reason we do not rinse the rice is so that extra starch helps with the creamier consistency, same goes for the Instant Pot. 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.

  • Kathy
    January 3, 2020

    Just made this tonight! Hubby went back for seconds and one of my sons said it was good (my other two children are vegetarians so it was a no from the get go)!! Easy to make…only suggestion is to use some of the garlic in the dish after taking it out. Maybe mash some up on a plate and then stir it is. It’s so delicious that I hated to waste it!! Definitely on the menu in the future! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that tip with us! I’m glad to hear your family like this. Reply

  • Terri Carter
    January 3, 2020

    I made this last night. It turned out perfectly and was so good! I will definitely be making this one again. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Terri! Reply

  • Teresa
    January 3, 2020

    I would love to try this, but I have struggled with getting rice right in the instant pot. In your recipe are you using a standard 1 cup measuring cup, or a “rice” measuring cup? Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      Hi Teresa, we used a standard measuring cup. I hope this post on measuring helps you. Reply

  • Patricia Vettraino
    December 31, 2019

    f you use the 8 quart what adjustments would you make? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2019

      Hi Patricia, 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 Reply

  • Scott Earl
    December 30, 2019

    Hi Natasha, this recipe looks amazing and I am looking forward to making it. I do have a question … can this be made with long grain brown rice? If so do you know what if any modifications I need to make? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      Hi Scott, I haven’t experimented with brown rice, but it would be closer to the timing on our instant pot beef with brown riceReply

      • Brittany W
        January 8, 2020

        I made this recipe last night using Costco’s brown rice and referring to your “instant pot beef with brown rice” recipe like you suggested to Scott above. I cooked for 30 minutes on multigrain and did 10 minutes natural pressure release. It was a tad liquidy when I opened the lid and the rice was a tad undercooked. My family of 6 all loved this dish and had no complaints about rice texture or extra liquid though. Once stirred, with cheese added it made for a very moist, delicious dish. I will up the time by 3-5 minutes next time to see if that gets the results I want. I also took half of the garlic and put on a plate and squeezed out the cooked goodness and mashed with a fork and then stirred into the rice. Thanks for the tasty, healthy recipe!

        Oh and I have some shredded frozen zucchini from the garden I might add in next time when sautéing the other veggies. Served w steamed broccoli and cauliflower which could have just been throw in the rice bowl and served that way too. Reply

        • Natasha
          January 8, 2020

          Thank you so much for sharing. I love the idea of adding more vegetables! Reply

  • Chris
    December 29, 2019

    Keep the instapot recipes coming! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      You got it, Chris! Thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Karin
    December 29, 2019

    The recipe when you’re reading through it, you omitted adding the rice. It’s in the ripped but not when you’re reading through. Can’t wait to try this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      I hope you enjoy this recipe. Reply

      • Julie
        January 19, 2020

        When do you add the rice? Recipe says add salt twice. I’m sure one was supposed to be rice. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 20, 2020

          Hi Julie, we have it listed in step 3. “Add 4 cups chicken broth and 2 cups rice and stir to combine.” Reply

  • Michelle
    December 29, 2019

    I’m making this for the second time now. It’s just my husband and I, so I cut the recipe in half. It’s a fantastic recipe on its own, or it can be changed here and there depending on what you have in the pantry. I’ve added frozen peas and carrots; I’ve also added broccoli (which I steamed on the stove top and added to the rice at the end). I’ve also used dry parsley instead of fresh and both chicken breast and leg meat. The first time, I used gouda instead of parmesan because I didn’t have any parmesan. It*s just so good! I love recipes that can be made as written or tweaked and yet tastes delicious either way. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

      • Charlotte
        January 21, 2020

        Want to to try this bit I don’t like jasmine rice. Can I use just plain white rice? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 21, 2020

          Hi Charlotte, we recommend white Jasmin rice but that should work. Reply

    • Darla
      January 11, 2020

      When do you add the frozen peas? Reply

  • Tammy
    December 29, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Would there be any other cheese that would be good in this recipe? Not fond of parmesan cheese. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      December 29, 2019

      Hi Tammy, you could stir in a different kind of cheese, whatever you prefer. I imagine most cheeses would work well, even shredded mozzarella cheese. Reply

  • Kathleen D
    December 19, 2019

    OMG I just made this and it is so good. Can’t stop eating it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2019

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

  • Esther
    December 19, 2019

    Just made this for lunch! So so good! Love that it turns out so moist . Thanks for this recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2019

      You’re welcome, Esther! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Reply

  • Anna
    December 18, 2019

    So very delicious. My whole family enjoyed it . I used chicken breast and it was so tender. I also added frozen peas together with parsley and cheese, for extra veggies. Definitely will be making it over and over again!
    Hope you will have more awesome IP recipes coming soon.
    I would like to try your beef and brown rice IP recipe , but can’t find short grain brown rice. Do you think it will work with medium brown rice? That’s the best I could find. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear it, Anna! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

    • Vika
      December 21, 2019

      I make it with medium brown rice and it turns amazing every time 🙂 Reply

  • Heather
    December 17, 2019

    Easy and super yummy recipe! The kids loved it!
    I’m curious if any leftovers can be frozen? I often like to meal prep big batches and then divide into single/family servings to use during the following week or two. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Hi Heather, you could freeze this since rice does reheat pretty well. When reheating, I would suggest first thawing in the fridge overnight then add a little sprinkle of water when it’s heating up so it doesn’t get dry. I have found that chicken tenders reheat the best of all the different types of chicken meat. I’m not sure why but we like it best reheated comparted to chicken breast or thigh meat. Reply

  • Rachael
    December 16, 2019

    I tried this, I doubled all but the time, followed all the instructions and I got mush for rice. To say that I’m disappointed is an understatement. No idea how to fix this . . .  Reply

    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Hi Rachel, it could have to do with doubling – I haven’t tried doubling the recipe. Did you make sure to turn off the instant pot and manually depressurize right away when the time was up? I have found that especially with white rice if you let it naturally depressurize or sit in the pot under pressure for longer than recommended, it will get overcooked. Also, using different grain rice that cooks faster would also cause that. We used long-grain jasmine rice which has a longer cook time than short-grain rice. I hope that helps for next time! Reply

      • Karen
        December 29, 2019

        I have read that when doubling a recipe you actually need to REDUCE the cooking time. Since the pot has more volume, it takes longer to come to pressure. Your food is cooking during that time it takes to pressurize…hence the rice turning to mush. Reply

  • Joe
    December 16, 2019

    I attempted this with brown basmati rice in an 8qt instant pot and it worked with the following changes.

    I cooked the rice at 22 min at pressure, then did a 10 min natural release followed by a quick release to relieve the rest of the pressure.

    I used one carton of chicken stock, so slightly less than 4 cups of liquid.

    The rice came out soft with a enough of a bite to it. Perfect for me.

    My only worry is the chicken would be over cooked but that didn’t seem to be the case with me as well.

    This is a definitive go to meal. It’s almost like a risotto but without the starchy white rice and heavy cream to add.

    I look FWD to using this recipe to make changes like using different proteins and veggies. I expect it to come out great. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Joe! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this and our readers will find this helpful! Reply

  • Marisa D'Emilio
    December 16, 2019

    Can this recipe be doubled and should I add more time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Marisa, 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. Reply

  • Linda
    December 16, 2019

    I have a 3 quart instant pot — just the 2 of us. If I half the recipe would it still be the same time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Linda, it’s hard to say since I’ve only tried it in a 6-quart pot but I imagine that should work. Reply

  • Sue
    December 16, 2019

    I have an 8 quart is the liquid measurements the same? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Sue, 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. Reply

  • Rena Rudy
    December 16, 2019

    HI Natasha! I just got a Instapot Duo Nova and this creamy chicken rice will be the first recipe I try tonight (can’t wait). I bought Jasmine and brown Jasmine and thought I would do 1 cup of each…. Will cooking time change. Thank you! Love your recipes and videos. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Rena, I would not recommend mixing white and brown rice because brown can take twice as long. I would suggest white jasmine rice. Reply

  • Jacquelyn
    December 14, 2019

    Thank you Natasha for this AMAZING recipe!!! My baby girl whos almost 1 will gobble this up too! So tasty and really easy! That’s my kind of recipe!! Please make more recipes for the instant pot!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2019

      Hi Jacquelyn! Thank you for stopping by! This is one of our go-to recipes, especially for the kids! Reply

  • Margaret Keery
    December 14, 2019

    Hi Natasha. thank you for letting me join your blog.your recipe are so good .but I was just wondering do I need an instant pot .I don’t have one ,can I just use an ordinary pan or slow cooker .I would love to try your recipe.or is there something else l can use .or were can I buy one . Reply

  • Lily
    December 14, 2019

    I Made this chicken and rice recipe the other day, and literally the whole family devoured and loved it!! Even hubby approved! Thank you for yet another wonderful recipe, and please keep more instant pot recipes coming! We love them! ❤ Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2019

      Hi Lily, I am so happy to hear that! I think you’ll absolutely love the next instant pot recipe we have planned. It should air on the first Friday of January. Thank you for sharing your amazing review. Reply

  • Evelyn Edwards
    December 13, 2019

    This recipe sounds wonderful except for the garlic. My husband and I both have digestive problems with garlic. Do you have suggestions for other herbs or seasonings? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2019

      Hi Evelyn, I have not tested a substitution for garlic. If you experiment please let me know how you like that. Reply

  • Shawn
    December 12, 2019

    I followed directions exactly. Ended up having to cook 5 extra minutes. Got the burn warning despite stirring. I thought the flavor was somewhat bland overall. It was a nice simple meal to ale though! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 12, 2019

      That seems odd that you got the burn notice with stirring – there is a significant amount of water in the recipe where the burn notice shouldn’t appear. I wonder if it was a fluke with the machine? Reply

  • Tanya
    December 12, 2019

    This was so delicious! Really kids approved!
    Wondering if I can double the recipe? Will it be safe for instant pot?

    Thank you a lot ! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 12, 2019

      Hi Tanya, I haven’t tested it that way but I think it would overwhelm a 6 Qt instant pot to double the recipe. If you experiment in a larger pot, please let me know how it goes. Reply

  • Kristi
    December 12, 2019

    I am making this tonight, do I double the liquid but not the time? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 12, 2019

      Hi Kristi, 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. Reply

  • Yana Ryjova
    December 10, 2019

    YUM! This was delicious and oh so quick to make! I am a slow cook, and plov usually takes me hours! I was surprised that this was really a 30 minute meal! I used water instead of broth and didn’t feel like the recipe was lacking. Thank you for this recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Yana! Reply

  • Brittni
    December 10, 2019

    Made this tonight! SOOOO yummy, I am keto so I only had a small bowl. My hubby loved it though! I substituted yellow peppers for carrots because that’s what I had on hand. In the future I will probably use 4 chicken breast instead of 3. I really like my instapot, this will be a staple. I think this recipe would be great for first time instapot people  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2019

      I agree, Brittni! Thank you for sharing that great feedback with us. Reply

  • cBaxa
    December 9, 2019

    Thank you for a great recipe! Looking forward to more Instant Pot recipes.!

    With the Instant Pot you don’t really need other pots in yor kitchen.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2019

      Isn’t it the best! Thank you for that great review. Reply

      • Adam
        December 10, 2019

        Loved this! Made it this weekend!
        If I made a double batch in a 6qt, would that have an effects on the cooking time? Reply

        • Natasha
          December 10, 2019

          Hi Adam, I don’t think it would fit to double it in a 6 qt instant pot – it would probably go above the max fill line. Reply

  • Anthony Della Rosa
    December 9, 2019

    I am making this right now used a little more chicken and a little less oil Reply

    • Natasha
      December 9, 2019

      I hope you love the recipe! Reply

      • Anthony Della Rosa
        December 12, 2019

        It came out great. Do you think you could do it with Shrimp? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 12, 2019

          Hi Anthony, I haven’t tested that with shrimp to advise, if you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

  • Sandra Kisling
    December 9, 2019

    I don’t have a pressure cooker can this recipe be done in a Crock-Pot or regular pot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      Hi Sandra, 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 Reply

  • Anna d
    December 9, 2019

    No way!!!! You took my favorite recipe on ur blog and made it easier ♡ ive legit been waiting for this!! Thanks Natasha ! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 9, 2019

      Yay!! If you love this, wait until we share our next instant pot chicken recipe. You will love it! Reply

  • Colleen Kennelly
    December 9, 2019

    I have an InstaPot and am scared to use it. It sits in my kitchen waiting for me to gather up the courage to use it. I’ve always been petrified of pressure cookers. Help! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      I hope this gives you the courage to try it! I hope you love this recipe! Reply

      • Boxiebabe333
        December 9, 2019

        I made this recipe as my first in my new Instant Pot. It was very easy and pretty much did all the work for me. The one thing I learned was to be patient. There’s quite a wait for the pot to warm up before the cooking time starts. I think I had to wait about 10 minutes before it started actually cooking. We really enjoyed this meal. Reply

        • Natasha
          December 9, 2019

          Thank you for sharing your feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! What I found helps to get it to pressure faster is if you heat the broth before adding it. Reply

          • Boxiebabe333
            December 9, 2019

            Thank you for the tip!

        • cBaxa
          December 9, 2019

          My third time using Instant pot, Great recipe for the beginners, not hard, quick and so delicious! Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 10, 2019

            Thank you for that awesome feedback! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  • Hind
    December 9, 2019

    This recipe is super easy, fast to make and delicious!! I have 5 children, so I love quick recipes. I hope to see more recipes in the instant pot soon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

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

      • Michelle Unterborn
        December 15, 2019

        How much extra time will need to be added if using brown rice ? Reply

  • December 8, 2019

    Hey Natasha,
    I m preparing this recipe with ground meat and it s easy, tasty and fast.
    You r great and I like to watch the videos. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • RACHEL AIZIC
    December 8, 2019

    Hey Natasha,
    I m preparing this recipe with minced meat, half and half and it s easy and fast.
    You are great and very funny Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Ilona
    December 8, 2019

    Made this 👍🤪💯 yummy! Recommend. U wont be sorry! 😁 Reply

    • Natasha
      December 9, 2019

      I’m so happy you loved it! Thank you for the amazing review! Reply

  • Karina
    December 8, 2019

    Soo quick and easy! Please make more instant pot recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 8, 2019

      Hi Karina, I’m so glad you loved it! We have another winner coming in a couple of weeks that is so delicious and impressively fast for what it is. It will be a video recipe also. Thank you for the great review! Reply

  • December 8, 2019

    I cooked mine on low pressure and it turned out fantastic. A squeeze of lemon made it over the top. There was no “burn” notification on my instapot. The rice was a little wet which I did not mind. I’m keeping this on my weekly recipe rotation schedule. Thanks for sharing Natasha!
    ~Lexi Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      You’re welcome Lexi! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Reply

  • Maggie
    December 8, 2019

    This was SO easy and delicious. I used minced/ground chicken instead because I like that texture in rice (and maybe added a little bit of shredded cheese at the end, too), and this was such great comfort food. Thank you for another perfect recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

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

  • Ronald Crafton
    December 8, 2019

    I haven’t actually made this, but I’m looking into getting an Instant Pot. Is the one you’re using the Instant Pot DUO60 6 quart 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable? Reply

  • John
    December 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    Just love all your recipes.

    Sadly no Instant Pot available here in Australia, so I will try your stovetop recipe instead.

    Come on Instant Pot, how about a dual voltage model!

    Cheers,
    John Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2019

      I hope you love the stovetop version. It is one of our most popular recipes. Reply

  • Katarzyna
    December 7, 2019

    Właśnie coś takiego szukałam. Kolejny przepis na listę smakołyków. Wielkie dzięki Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2019

      You’re welcome! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • December 7, 2019

    Thought I’d leave a review while this rice is cooking. I better hurry only 6min left! So fast!! Thanks so much. Love your recipes and you are gorgeous. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2019

      Thank you for the wonderful compliment, Friend! I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • Joe
    December 7, 2019

    This looks very easy to do, thank you for the recipe. I am eating brown rice instead, so how would this recipe go with brown basmati rice? If you went over this, sorry I missed it! Reply

  • Boxie
    December 7, 2019

    Got an Instant Pot on Black Friday and this was the perfect (easy!) meal to try for a first time user. I added a little bit of frozen peas just before putting the lid on and it worked well. This was yummy and I will def. make it again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 7, 2019

      That’s so great! Stay tuned for our next Instant Pot recipe Boxie! Reply

  • Patty
    December 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha! This looks delicious. What would the cooking time be in a stove top pressure cooker? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 7, 2019

      Hi Patty, I haven’t experimented with one of those so I’m not sure if the timing would be different. If you experiment, please let me know how it goes. Reply

  • Laura Simpson
    December 6, 2019

    Girl I tell you what. You are very funny a lot, love to see that. Love your recipes keep the very good work up. You are so fun to watch. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Laura! Reply

  • Krissy Allori
    December 6, 2019

    This was quick, easy so good. My whole family liked it. Saving this for future reference. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      I’m so glad you all enjoyed that, Krissy! Reply

  • Anna
    December 6, 2019

    Great dinner idea for busy weeknights! My whole family loves this! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Anna! Thank you for sharing that! Reply

  • Naomi
    December 6, 2019

    Hi
    How would you cook this recipe if you don’t have an instant pot? Reply

  • wilhelmina
    December 6, 2019

    This is a fabulous IP recipe! The garlic really takes it to the next level!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that!! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! Reply

  • Sveta
    December 6, 2019

    I wonder, why so much broth? I usually make this already, kinda adopted from your brown rice plov, but I put almost the same amount of liquid to rice, or could just a tiny bit more Reply

    • Natasha
      December 7, 2019

      I would use the same proportions as in our brown rice and beef plovReply

    • Carrie
      December 8, 2019

      I would guess because if u only used the same amount as rice, the rice would soak it all up and the instant pot would run dry. There has to be a certain amount of liquid in the pot for it pressure cook properly. Reply

  • Jacquie
    December 6, 2019

    This sounds wonderful. Would I be able to add broccoli to this recipe? Could I add it in the beginning so it would cook all at the same time? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      I haven’t tested that but I bet it could work. If you experiment please let me know how you like that. Reply

  • Emily
    December 6, 2019

    So moist and flavorful! Definitely pinning–my family would love this for a weeknight dinner! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 6, 2019

      I hope it becomes a new favorite and thank you for sharing! Reply

  • Crystal
    December 6, 2019

    Hey Natasha,

    I LOVE your stovetop chicken and rice recipe, but I feel that the white wine really adds to the flavor of the dish. How would you add wine to this instant pot version? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 6, 2019

      Hi Crystal, you can add a splash but it isn’t necessary in this recipe. We loved it just as much as the original stove-top version – It was still really flavorful and didn’t seem like it was missing anything. Reply

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