Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe
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4.75 from 4 votes

Chicken and Rice Recipe (Instant Pot)

Make this classic comfort food in a fraction of the time using a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. Chicken and rice is a great fast weeknight meal and this one won't disappoint. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Turn Instant Pot on "Saute."
  • Peel onion and rough chop. Add to IP with olive oil and saute. While cooking...
  • Grate the carrot and dice the celery and add to IP. 
  • Add rice, salt, pepper, garlic and basil and continue to saute. 
  • Blend parsley with bone broth and pour into IP.
  • Add chicken and turn off saute function.
  • Close the lid and turn the lid to sealing. Turn on manual for 8 minutes. 
  • When time is up, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and release the pressure manually. 
  • Shred the chicken and serve immediately.  


Adjust spices to mix things up. Make a Spanish version with saffron, Mexican with cumin, or Indian with turmeric and curry powder. Delish!


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.8g | Protein: 33.5g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 280mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 1.6g