Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice

One of my favorite oven dinners is Creamy  Chicken, Rice and Broccoli.

So, I set out to convert it to the IP. The Result was an amazing dinner done under 30 minutes (and that’s with frozen chicken) continue reading to get our recipe for instant pot creamy chicken and rice.

creamy chicken, rice, and broccoli


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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice

I used my 8 qrt DUO, and started out with 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pot, and then the trivet. ( I just happen to like chicken when it isn’t sitting in the liquid, but either way works.)

This particular day I used Bone-in chicken thighs. But you can use Chicken Breast too. And if you want to save yourself a step, just buy boneless.

Then I added a second trivet on top of the chicken. and the bowl of rice.  If you don’t have a second trivet you can put the bowl directly on top of the chicken.

In the bowl I put 1 cup of Uncle Ben’s brown rice. and 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, Plus a slab of butter. Then placed the bowl on top of everything.  This method is called Pot in Pot cooking ( or PIP)

creamy chicken and rice in the instant pot

Set the lid, and make sure valve is set to seal. Then select Manual (or pressure cook) button and adjust to 23 minutes.

Make sure it is on high pressure.

creamy chicken in the instant pot

The Pot came up to pressure surprisingly quick. And then when the 23 minutes was done, I let it naturally pressure release (NPR) for 5-10 minutes.  While I waited, I cheated a little bit and steamed my broccoli in the microwave. I could have waited and removed the chicken and rice and stuck the broccoli in the IP (If you want to do this, just select 0 minutes on the manual setting)

After releasing the remaining pressure, I set the bowl of rice aside. and took out the chicken. reserved the liquid for anything I need chicken broth for this week, and took the chicken off the bones.

I dumped in two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup and a splash of milk and dumped everything back in the pot to stir.

Instant pot chicken and rice

A sprinkle of pepper and paprika and dinner is done! (You don’t need salt if you are using the canned cream of mushroom soup)

I really love brown rice cooked like this in IP. It comes out fluffy and soft every time!

instant pot chicken, rice

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instant pot creamy chicken and rice
This is a favorite meal of ours.. normally done in the oven. But I wanted to make a quick IP version. The result was delish!!!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes (including time to come to pressure
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Instant pot
Keyword recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes (including time to come to pressure
Servings
servings
Ingredients
instant pot chicken, rice
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  1. Place 1 cup water in bottom of Instant Pot ( I'm using my 8 qrt DUO)
  2. Place chicken pieces on top of trivet.
  3. prepare pyrex bowl for rice. (or whatever oven safe bowl you have that fits) Add 1 cup rice, 1 1/2 cup chicken broth, slab of butter. Place bowl on top of chicken or if you have another trivet.
  4. Secure lid and check valve is set to seal. Select Pressure cook ( Manual) high pressure for 23 mimutes.
  5. Let Naturally Release Pressure (NPR) for 5-10 minutes. Release remaining pressure.
  6. Meanwhile, Steam broccoli in Microwave ( Or if you want to do everything in IP, Remove rice bowl, chicken and chicken and throw in the broccoli, set for 0 minutes)
  7. Reserve the chicken broth for another recipe.
  8. Mix in Cream of Mushroom soup and milk. stir in Rice, Chicken and Broccoli.
  9. Sprinkle with Pepper and Paprika. Serve!
Recipe Notes

  Full blog instructions and pictures can be found here: http://www.loveandscribbles.com/chicken-rice-broccoli-instant-pot-conversion/

 

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Instant Pot Greek Yogurt

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Instant Pot Greek Yogurt
Seriously! It's Easy and delish! So don't be scared, give it a try!
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 11 hours
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  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 hours
Passive Time 11 hours
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Ingredients
  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
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  1. Starting with a clean Instant pot. (you can sanitize it by adding water and pushing the steam button, set for 5 minutes then quick release. if you want) Making sure to switch out your ring to your designated yogurt seal ring!
  2. Pour milk into the cold pressure cooker liner. secure lid (or use a glass lid). Push Yogurt button and ADJUST until it says "boil". A few times during this stage, take lid off and stir milk with a whisk. The boil cycle will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. When IP beeps, open lid, whisk and then take temperature. You are looking for a temp of 180. If it hasn't reached that after a round on the boil setting, you can set it to saute and stir, taking temp frequently until you have reached 180.
  4. Once milk is 180. remove the liner and place in a cold water/ice bath. Usually just the sink filled a bit works just fine. Cool milk down to about 95-110 degrees, whisking often.
  5. At this point you want to temper the starter by scooping out some of the warm milk and mix in the yogurt starter. then return that milk/starter mixture to the pot and mix well!
  6. Dry the outside of the liner and place back into the pot. cover with lid or even a glass lid. Press Yogurt button. The display should say 8:00, just adjust it if it says something else. Making sure the display says "normal" (you can also incubate this for a shorter time if you are wanting less tart yogurt in the end. or longer if you really like the tartness. I find 8 hours to be perfect!)
  7. After 8 hours in the pot Incubating. remove the liner, cover and refrigerate, anywhere from 6-8 hours. You want to leave it undisturbed at this point.. so DON'T stir it up.
  8. Technically at this step you now have yogurt!! If you want GREEK yogurt you need to use a yogurt strainer to strain the yogurt in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours more. The whey that drains from the yogurt should be clear or nearly so. something like the Euro strainer or the small mesh Rice strainers I found work perfectly.
  9. This is when I like to put yogurt into our individual jars and add the flavorings. Usually putting fruit in the bottom of the jars and then filling the jars up with the yogurt. For the kids and husband i add a bit of honey too! yum!
  10. Don't forget to reserve 2 TBSP of the plain yogurt for a starter for your next batch!
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