Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice is the perfect solution for a busy week night dinner!
Instant Pot Pressure Build Time30mins
Course: Main Course
Author: I Don't Have Time For That
6 qt Instant Pot
1 ½poundsboneless skinless chicken breastscut into cubes
1cuplong grain white rice
2 ½cupschicken broth
½cupmilkwarmed, more if needed
2cupsfresh broccolicut into small pieces
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
Turn Instant Pot onto saute. Add oil and heat until hot. Add the chicken and onion. Cook until the onion begins to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
Add ½ cup of the broth and use a spatula to scrape up all of the brown bits in the bottom of the pan. Spread the chicken across the bottom of the instant pot. Add rice, broth, and seasonings, and do not stir.
Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up let the mixture naturally release for 5 minutes.
Release any remaining pressure, open the lid and quickly stir in the broccoli and warmed milk. Close the lid and let rest an additional 5-10 minutes.
Stir in the cheese until well combined, adding more warmed milk if needed. Serve immediately.
Cut the broccoli into small pieces so it cooks quickly. The broccoli does not need to be pre-cooked, it will cook from the heat of the rice.The resting time is important to allow the rice to cook.Ensure all brown bits are removed from the bottom of the IP or you may get a burn notice.Add the ingredients in the order listed in the recipe and do not stir before cooking.If the rice is slightly undercooked, cover the lid and let it rest 5 minutes more.