Amazingly easy pressure cooker chicken and rice casserole recipe we make in our Instant Pot the other night for dinner. Just 10 minutes cooks chicken, rice and vegetables perfectly. My kids absolutely love this meal and it’s simple for me to throw it all together. A great way to get them to eat vegetables too!
We eat a lot of chicken, rice, and vegetables so it only made sense to make all three in my Instant Pot since I knew I could make it in there quite quickly. This is an amazingly easy pressure cooker chicken and rice recipe that takes just 10 minutes to cook and even my kids love it! Adding vegetables to this dish gives it great flavor, texture, and I find the more I include them in our dinners the more my kids are fond of them. We love casseroles and this reminds me of one, except that I leave the chicken breasts whole instead of breaking them into bite size pieces. One of our favorite Instant Pot recipes now and listed there amongst many other easy dishes you should try! (originally published 3/17)
This is basically what you need here……
It’s a simple pressure cooker dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
If you have ever made the Campbell’s chicken and rice dish this is very similar but cooked in my Instant Pot so timing and a few more ingredients were added to it.
I ate something similar A LOT growing up with everything just dump and go kinda’ meal that I really loved and was made often because it was cheap….and pretty healthy really.
It has everything in a comfort food you’ll want including a bunch of mixed vegetables that cook in no time.
Add any other spices you enjoy, I add just a few myself.
I first made this pressure cooker chicken and rice using whole chicken breasts (small ones) and it came out really well but several people had issues with them not cooking thru or their pot not reaching pressure so I have revised this recipe to one where the chicken is cut up into cubes so there shouldn’t be any issues any longer!
(I didn’t have issues with it cooked this way but I always want to provide the best visitor experience so I tested and tested it to ensure nobody had issues when creating this fabulous dish). 😉
I’ve made lots of other dishes in my Instant Pot because it makes dinner time quick and easy.
If you don’t have one and are a busy mom I would HIGHLY recommend it. It’s a pressure cooker with 6 other functions so you can replace a lot of your other kitchen appliances too.
I was intimidated at first because I had never used one before but now that I’ve tinkered with it I use it every day and share recipes each week that are yummy and super simple to do like this one.
Here it is…….
Here’s what you’ll need to make this Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice
- White rice (not instant rice, we like Jasmine rice)
- Chicken breasts (medium size, boneless, skinless)
- Frozen mixed vegetables
- Cream of chicken soup
- Cheese (optional but can shred and top when done, we like sharp cheddar)
- Salt and pepper
- Onion (diced, optional, or minced dried onion)
- Instant Pot or pressure cooker – I have 6 qt.
Amazingly easy pressure cooker chicken and rice casserole recipe we make in our Instant Pot the other night for dinner. Just 19 minutes cooks chicken, rice and vegetables perfectly. My kids absolutely love this meal and it's simple for me to throw it all together. A great way to get them to eat vegetables too!
- 1 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes, boneless, skinless
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 2 c mixed vegetables frozen
- 1 c white rice not instant, we use long grain white rice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp minced onion or use 1/2 c. diced fresh onions
- pinch salt
- pinch pepper
- 2 c water
- 1/2 c cheese cheddar, shredded
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Put cubed chicken pieces into Instant Pot with olive oil and set to saute, cook until chicken is cooked thru. Sprinkle with seasonings and mix well.
Add soup, rice and vegetables into your pressure cooker. Stir in water.
Put lid on Instant Pot, close steam valve and set to manual, pressure, high, for 10 minutes.
Do a quick release when done and carefully lift lid. Serve topped with cheese or stir cheese into pot until melted and then serve.
It is such a quick chicken pressure cooker recipe. I modified the recipe I found here but adjusted some ingredients and the time as well for it to come out moist and ensuring the rice was done perfectly.
If you love this easy dinner idea try our other pressure cooker meals
- Instant Pot chicken parmesan casserole is a family favorite
- Instant Pot chili mac
- Instant Pot white rice goes great with our Instant Pot spicy teriyaki chicken on top
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