Sunday, July 24, 2022

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice #SundayFundayBloggers

Assorted fresh mushrooms, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and long grain rice cooked in your instant pot to a creamy deliciousness sure to please the whole family.

Chicken and Rice

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are focusing on Rice Recipes today......
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Sneha of Sneha's Recipe is hosting this week and invited us all to share a recipe starring rice.  That's a pretty wide open topic and there are so many amazing possibilities.  Let's see what everyone came up with.........

I wasn't sure what I wanted to make.  We eat a lot of rice in this household and I have shared a lot of recipes.  Rice Pudding is always a hit and I thought about doing a variation on that.  I also often serve up pilafs as a side dish, like this one with Autumn Flavors,  this one with Blueberries or this one with Dried Cranberries.

Of course, it is summertime, so perhaps a salad like this Asian with a Matcha Dressing or Rice Mingle which is a family favorite.  


Then I went to the Farmer's Market and bought this wonderful assortment of mushrooms.  I had taken chicken thighs out for dinner that night, thinking that I would grill them.  However, some storms rolled in and grilling was out.  I considered those mushrooms and that chicken and it made me think of a casserole that my mom would make using cream of mushroom soup, chicken and rice. 

It was hot and steamy with the storm so I didn't want to turn on the oven.  Instant pot to the rescue.  This recipe will make a lot of food.  We ate it for dinner one night, the teen took if for lunch 2 days and we had it for lunch one day.  The rest was packaged and placed into the freezer to come out one day to enjoy for another dinner.

The rice turns out creamy and delicious.  The only dirty pan is the insert for your instant pot making it the perfect one pot meal, needing only to add a side salad should you wish.

Entrees, Chicken, Rice, Mushrooms, Instant Pot, One Pot Meals, Casseroles
Entrees, Chicken
Yield: 8-10 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Assorted fresh mushrooms, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and long grain rice cooked in your instant pot to a creamy deliciousness sure to please the whole family.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 7 MinInactive time: 15 MinTotal time: 32 Min


  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c. long grain rice
  • 1 c. shredded carrots
  • 2 c. asst. mushrooms
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 t. thyme
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 c. chicken stock


  1. Heat the instant pot to the saute setting. Add the olive oil. When reading shows hot, season the chicken with salt and pepper and sear on both sides, in batches, removing chicken to a plate as they are browned.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, stir and then add the rice. Cook and stir until rice is coated. Add the mushrooms, season with salt, pepper and thyme, and cook stirring until the mushrooms start to soften.
  3. Add the carrots and the cream of mushroom soup, stirring until combined.
  4. Cancel the saute setting and return chicken and any accumulated juices to the pot.
  5. Cover all with the chicken broth, seal the instant pot and press high pressure. Manually set the timer for 7 minutes. After cooking is complete allow the pressure to offload for 15 minutes, before using the quick release method to release remaining steam.

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  1. This looks like a wonderful meal Wendy!

  2. This looks so creamy and perfect for any time of year. Love that you used the Instant Pot for this.

    1. It worked out very well Karen, much creamier than having used the oven

  3. Using my newly acquired Instant Pot and now have one more IP recipe. Hubby will surely love this rice dish.


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