Instant Pot Wonders: Chicken & Rice



Instant Pot Wonders: Chicken & Rice

Picture this: A quick and delightful dinner that combines the tenderness of perfectly cooked chicken with the comforting wholesomeness of rice, all effortlessly brought to life with the magic of your Instant Pot. Our “Instant Pot Wonders: Chicken & Rice” recipe is a true game-changer in the world of busy weeknight dinners.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Place the Instant Pot on sauté mode and add a little olive oil.
  3. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pot, sauté the chopped onions and garlic until translucent and aromatic.
  5. Add the rice, chicken broth, and dried thyme. Stir well.
  6. Place the sautéed chicken breasts on top of the rice mixture.
  7. Close the Instant Pot, set it to manual high pressure, and cook for 8 minutes.
  8. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before opening the pot.
  9. Fluff the rice and serve the chicken on top. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Experience the ease and deliciousness of this Instant Pot wonder: tender chicken paired with perfectly cooked rice, all in one pot!

Nutritional information per serving:

– Calories: 450

– Protein: 35g

– Carbohydrates: 48g

– Fat: 10g

– Fiber: 1.5g

Picture yourself savoring every bite of this meal—each forkful a perfect harmony of flavors and textures. The tender chicken, infused with the subtle spices, paired with the fluffy rice—pure comfort in a bowl. This recipe is designed to make weeknight dinners a breeze, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying a wholesome, homemade meal with your loved ones. Say hello to your new favorite Instant Pot wonder—Chicken & Rice! Make it tonight and watch the magic happen on your plate.

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