Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice is a delicious, creamy, and flavorful cheesy chicken dinner with rice that comes together in about 20 minutes!

A simple, crowd-pleasing weeknight dinner that even kids love!

No need to presoak the rice at all.

Just toss everything into the Instant Pot and let it accomplish the work for you.

What kind of chicken should I use?

You can try this Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice recipe with chicken thighs, drumsticks, or even ground chicken as well.

We would suggest sticking with the breasts as they give out a good flavor and takes less time to cook.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe Video

What kind of rice to use for this recipe?

You can use Jasmine Rice or Basmati Rice, whichever suits you best.

Do I have to cook the rice?

No. We are using uncooked rice so you don’t have to worry about them getting burnt.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Can I use pre-grated cheese?

We prefer to use freshly grated cheese.

This recipe is more for a simple and easy way to go, but the choice is up to you.

Using freshly grated cheese will give it a bit better texture.

Can I take out the cheese?

Well yes. You can also make this Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe or the Instant Pot chicken and rice soup instead.

What else can I add to the recipe?

Rotel diced tomatoes

Green chilies

Green beans

In fact, add anything you desire but please note that cooking time may change for hard texture vegetables.

How to make Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice?

Gather the necessary ingredients for the recipe.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Saute the pot for 3 minutes and add oil & previously chopped onions.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Add in diced chicken breasts and stir.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Once the chicken becomes whitish add some salt and black pepper.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Let’s add rice now.

You can add pre-soaked rice as well but the time may vary.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Add some chicken broth to your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Add a cup of water and set the pot to High Pressure for 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Do a Quick Release.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Now add some Cream of Chicken Soup.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Add previously grated cheddar cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Dish out & enjoy a delicious meal 🙂

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

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Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
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Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, chicken, Chicken and rice, Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cup rice uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can condensed chicken soup cream
  • 2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables about 10 oz
Instructions
  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add garlic and onion and saute until golden.
  • Add diced chicken an saute until brown.
  • Add salt, pepper and rice and stir.
  • Add chicken broth and water and stir.
  • Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Add Cream of Chicken Soup, grated cheddar cheese, and mixed vegetables and stir well.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂
Nutrition
Calories: 953kcal Carbohydrates: 93g Protein: 62g Fat: 36g Saturated Fat: 15g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 174mg Sodium: 2244mg Potassium: 1132mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 4361IU Vitamin C: 21mg Calcium: 491mg Iron: 4mg
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