Got a new Instant Pot? Here’s a great first recipe to try! All-in-One Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice is an easy, balanced one-pot meal the whole family will love. It’s also one of the most popular recipes on our site!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice
2cupmushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini
2cupbrown rice, raw
2 1/4cupchicken broth, low-sodium
2poundchicken thigh, boneless, skinless
1/8teaspoonblack pepper, ground
1can (10.75 oz)soup, cream of chicken, canned, condensed
Push "saute" button on Instant Pot. While it heats, dice onion, mince garlic, and chop veggies. Rinse and drain rice.
When pot says "HOT," add oil to pot and saute onions for 3 minutes. Then press "cancel" to turn the saute setting off.
Mix veggies, garlic, rice, and broth into the pot. Place chicken on top, salt and pepper, then cover with cream of chicken soup (homemade is preferable) and Worchestershire sauce. Place 8-10 small sprigs of thyme on top. NOTE: chicken breasts also work well, just make sure to cut them in half so they're not too thick.
Seal the Instant Pot, close the vent, and press "manual." Use the "pressure" button to toggle to high pressure. For brown rice: set the time for 25 minutes. For white rice: set the timer for 20 minutes. After 10 seconds the pot should register that it has begun the pressurizing process.
Once the pot is done cooking open the vent (keep your hand out of the path of the steam) to quick release the pressure. This should take about 2 minutes. Once pressure has released completely (the pin drops) the pot is safe to open.
Remove thyme sprigs (keeping leaves when possible). Stir pot to shred chicken and mix in any extra liquid. Serve warm.