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Instant Pot® Easy Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot® Easy Chicken and Rice

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Looking for a recipe for chicken and rice? Our Instant Pot® Easy Chicken and Rice makes comfort food easier than ever to prepare. All you need are a few ingredients that you probably have on hand plus our cream of chicken soup to bring the flavor. The Instant Pot® locks the flavor and moisture into this one-pot meal for an easy chicken dinner. For perfect results be sure to layer the ingredients as directed in the recipe.

serves 4 people

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/3

    cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or water

  • 3/4

    cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 1 1/4

    pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut up (about 1 1/2-inch pieces)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2

    cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1

    can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

  • 3

    cups fresh small broccoli florets

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How to Make It

Stir the broth and rice in a 6-quart Instant Pot® (if using an 8-qt. pot, see Recipe Note).  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pot.  Sprinkle with the onion powder and 1/4 cup cheese.  Spoon the soup on top (the order is important, so don't stir until after the cooking is done). Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve. Pressure cook on High pressure, setting the timer to 6 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached- it takes about 10 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure. Add the broccoli and stir well, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.  Close the lid and let stand for 10 minutes or until the rice is tender and the broccoli is tender-crisp.  Season to taste.
Step 1

Stir the broth and rice in a 6-quart Instant Pot® (if using an 8-qt. pot, see Recipe Note).  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pot.  Sprinkle with the onion powder and 1/4 cup cheese.  Spoon the soup on top (the order is important, so don't stir until after the cooking is done).

Step 2

Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve. Pressure cook on High pressure, setting the timer to 6 minutes (timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached- it takes about 10 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick release method to release the pressure.

Step 3

Add the broccoli and stir well, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.  Close the lid and let stand for 10 minutes or until the rice is tender and the broccoli is tender-crisp.  Season to taste.

Recipe Tips

  • Recipe Note: This recipe was developed using a 6-quart Instant Pot®.  If all you have is an 8-qt. Instant Pot®, you can still use it, just increase the broth to 2 cups and the rice to 1 cup, then follow the recipe as directed.

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Made With
Swanson® Chicken Broth <strong>or</strong> water

Swanson® Chicken Broth or water

(10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

(10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Lilly A.

    December 8, 2019

    Easy but salty

    I was excited to try this after seeing the recipe in my can. I've been taught to never quick release meat and I'm sorry I broke the rule. The chicken turned rubbery and the rice wasn't well cooked. I added in the cheese and broccoli as directed covered and prayed. My family ate it but only out of hunger. The end dish was very salty, the chicken was chewy, and some of the rice was hard.

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    Campbell's Kitchen December 30, 2019

    Lilly, we’re sorry you did not get the results you expected with this recipe. We’ve tested the recipe thoroughly in our Test Kitchen with great results. Quick Release is definitely the way to go with this recipe, as the chicken cooks so quickly under pressure so you don’t want to prolong the cooking by using a natural release (that’s best for large cuts of meat and/or less tender cuts of meat). It is important to place the ingredients into the Instant Pot in the order listed, and do not stir the mixture. Per the recipe instructions, you also need to be sure to let the recipe stand for 10 minutes after you’ve added the broccoli in step 3. This is an important step as the rice continues to absorb the soup mixture during the stand time. If you find the dish too salty, feel free to switch to our Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken Broth (which has 1/3 less sodium than our regular broth) or use our Swanson Unsalted Chicken Broth. We hope you will give this another try!

  • JESSICA C.

    May 31, 2020

    Loved It!

    This was very easy and quick to make and not to mention delicious! Now let me say, after the 6 minutes when I went to stir in the broccoli, I freaked out because it looked like a soupy mess! I thought we were going to have to order pizza. But after letting it sit for the 10 minutes after, it was perfect! I have an 8 quart instant pot and followed the directions using the recipe notes and I couldn't be happier. I might add more cheese next time though!

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  • Judith B.

    May 28, 2020

    Didn’t work out

    My pot never came to pressure and I received an E6 code (burning). Turned it off, added more broth and still did the same thing.

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  • Megan F.

    May 28, 2020

    Go back to old recipe

    I printed this and can’t find it so I had follow the directions and I kept getting burn noitced. Please go back to old recipe. I think I still know how to do it. I know ingredients is right. I think it was chicken then rice then broth chesse and the cream of chicken DO NOT MIX. Am I right

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  • Taylor B.

    May 26, 2020

    Better after I modified recipe

    The first time I made this, I followed it step by step and the whole meal was overpowered by that fresh broccoli taste. Don’t bother cutting the chicken. Place chicken on bottom, rice, broth, and soup and top with cheese. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes and natural pressure release for 10 then manually release the rest of the pressure. Cook your broccoli separate. I shredded the chicken and added it back to the pot, added broccoli and more cheese and it was so much better!

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