Super easy and crazy delicious Instant Pot chicken and rice. A healthy and delicious meal all made in one pot! Your family will love it.

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

This Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe has tender, juicy chicken and the most amazingly soft and flavorful rice. You can even add carrots to make it a complete meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot chicken and rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Inactive time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 502 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup white jasmine rice (or basmati) rinsed
  • 4 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium carrots peeled & sliced (optional)


  1. Season both sides of each piece of chicken with salt & pepper. 

  2. Press the sauté button on your Instant Pot. Add the oil and onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, then add the chicken broth, lemon juice, rice (rinse it first), Italian seasoning, and butter. If you want to add carrots, add those in at this point too. Leave the sauté button pressed so it heats up as you're adding the ingredients. 

  3. Give the ingedients in the Instant Pot a good stir (make sure nothing is sticking), and then immediately add the chicken pieces on top. Close the lid, set the valve to "sealing", and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.

  4. Once the countdown has completed, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick release the rest of the pressure. Give the rice a stir prior to serving (it will absorb a little more liquid as it rests for a few minutes). The rice will have a consistency that's soft, creamy, and a little sticky. If needed, season with salt & pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 828mg36%
Potassium 1040mg30%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 172IU3%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.