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instant pot chicken and brown rice with carrots, rice and chicken on a spoon over the instant pot

All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

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
Cuisine American
Keyword All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 531kcal



  • 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.
  • Add to the pot in this order garlic, rice, chicken, carrots, and mushrooms. NOTE: chicken breasts also work well, just make sure to cut them in half so they're not too thick.
  • In a small bowl, combine broth, cream of chicken soup (homemade is preferable) Worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Pour over everything in the Instant Pot.
  • Place 8-10 small sprigs of thyme on top.
  • 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.
  • Open the lid. Strip the leaves of the thyme sprigs into the pot. Stir to slightly shred chicken and mix in any extra liquid. Serve warm.



Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 924mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4662IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg