Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe – simple One Pot Meal

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

This is a super simple yet yummy chicken and brown rice recipe. It’s perfect for those of you who are new to the instant pot or simply want a fast and simple one pot meal! A big pus is how inexpensive this meal is too! (Written recipe directions below)

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big shout out to iFoodReal, the source of this recipe. Check her blog post out for the original recipe and way more details on how to make this meal.

My modified Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe
1) Sauté 1 cup chopped onions and 1 garlic clove minced in instant pot until soft
2) turn off instant pot and add 1 tsp each of thyme, cumin, and oregano then mix.
3) put 2 frozen chicken breast on top (about 1- 1.5lbs)
4) add 1 cup chopped carrots
5) add 1.5 cups rinsed brown rice
6)add 2 cups or 1 can of chicken broth
7) add 1 bay leaf
8) don’t stir!
9) shut lid- set valve to sealing, IP high pressure- manual- 22 mins
10) fast release
11) add frozen veggies of choice (1cup)
12) take out chicken and cut up
13) add chicken and stir gently. (Don’t over stir or it gets mushy)

This recipe fed 2 adults and 2 toddlers for dinner and lunch the following day. If you need more check the link above, the original recipe is pretty much doubled.

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