Amazingly Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

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 16 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!

pressure cooker chicken and rice

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’s how to make it.

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

5 from 1 vote
pressure cooker chicken and rice
Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins
Amazingly easy pressure cooker chicken and rice casserole recipe we make in our Instant Pot. Just 16 minutes cooks chicken, rice and vegetables perfectly.
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Typical Mom
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3/4 c uncooked white rice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp minced onions (in jar I used, can use fresh)
  • pinch salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/3 c water
  • 1/2 c cheese, shredded
  1. Mix together can of soup, water, and garlic powder, onion powder and minced onions. In IP pour 1 c frozen veggies, then uncooked rice, then 1 c frozen veggies. Top with 2 boneless chicken breasts and sprinkle those with salt and pepper. Pour soup mixture in bowl  on top of it all and put IP lid on. Close steam valve and set to manual, pressure, low, for 16 minutes (for 2 thick breasts, if not as thick can set for 14 and check). Do a quick release when done and carefully lift lid. Serve topped with cheese!

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 Instant Pot chili mac too!

pressure cooker chicken and rice casserole recipe

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5 Responses to Amazingly Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

  1. I followed this recipe but my chicken was still raw. I put it back on for 10 minutes on high. Did anyone else have this problem?

    • Were they frozen?? If so that may be the issue. Mine were not pink at all, others have made this as written and report it working great for them. Someone used frozen breasts and had to adjust the time for another 5 minutes they said.

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