This chicken and rice Instant Pot recipe is easy to make with minimal prep. It is the perfect one-pot wonder for RV cooking in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot. This dish has no dairy, and you can use my onion soup mix recipe to make a gluten-free version.
Natural Release Time10mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, One-dish wonder
1tbspAvocado oilor other oil with a high smoke point
Kosher saltfor the chicken
Ground black pepperfor the chicken
2poundsBone-in chicken piecessalted and peppered on both sides
4TBSPOnion soup mixlike Lipton's, or use my gluten-free version
1½cupsLong-grain brown ricerinsed
¼tspDried rosemary leavesor to taste, optional
1tspCrushed red pepper flakesor to taste, optional
Brown the Chicken
Turn the Instant Pot to Saute, and add the oil to the liner pot. When the oil is shimmery, arrange the chicken in a single layer.
Turn the chicken when you can move the pieces without them sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Cook until golden brown on both sides. Chicken should be browned but not cooked through.
Press the Cancel button, and move the browned chicken to a plate.
Mix the Rice and Spices
Add some of the water to the pressure cooker liner. Deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon to dislodge any bits stuck to the bottom.
Add the rest of the water and the onion soup mix. Stir.
Add the rice, rosemary, and red pepper flakes, and stir again.
Complete the Dish
Arrange the browned chicken in a single layer on top of the rice mixture.
Ensure that the valve is sealed, and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
Release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any additional pressure, and press Cancel.
Sprinkle chicken with a small amount for paprika for appearance, and serve with the rice.
This recipe was developed in a six-quart pressure cooker and will work without changes in an eight-quart pressure cooker like an Instant Pot. For a four-quart pressure cooker, reduce the chicken to 1.5 pounds and leave everything else the same.
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This recipe, Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole, was obtained on the Exploring RV website at https://exploringrv.com/instant-pot-chicken-and-rice-casserole/.