All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

If you’re looking for a great first recipe for your new Instant Pot, this is the one. All-in-one instant pot chicken and brown rice is an easy, balanced one-pot meal for dinner ideas the whole family will love. We love how care-free cooking in the Instant Pot is!

All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 medium – onion
  • 3 clove – garlic
  • 2 cup – carrots, baby
  • 2 cup – mushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini
  • 2 cup – brown rice, raw
  • 1 tablespoon – olive oil
  • 2 1/4 cup – chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 2 pound – chicken thigh, boneless, skinless
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) – soup, cream of chicken, canned, condensed
  • 2 tablespoon – Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon – thyme, fresh

Directions

  • 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.