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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice is SO delicious, a one-pot meal, and budget-friendly. Perfect for the whole family and makes cooking during the week really easy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and rice casserole, easy chicken and rice dinner, recipe with chicken and rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • ½ cup white onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain rice rinsed well
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breasts boneless, skinless
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas optional
  • Parmesan cheese optional


  • Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute on high. Add butter, oil, carrots and onion. Saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden.
  • Add minced garlic, oregano, remaining salt & pepper and stir. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add rinsed rice, then sliced mushrooms to pot.
  • Pour chicken broth into pot, to cover rice and vegetables (additional broth may be needed).
  • Place seasoned chicken thighs on top of the rice mixture. Do not stir.
  • Cover with the lid and set the valve to the sealing position. Cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure manually.
  • After pressure has released, remove the lid. Remove chicken and shred into bite size pieces.
  • Stir in shredded chicken, chopped parsley and peas (if using).
  • Top with parmesan cheese and additional parsley if desired. Serve immediately.


  • Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference using an online calculator. We recommend verifying this information independently.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4101IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg