Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice is the perfect solution for a busy week night dinner! In only 5 minutes of your time you can have a delicious home cooked meal on your table!
Being that I am now totally and completely addicted to my Instant Pot, I had to convert one of my all time favorite recipes, One Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice. It has all of my favorite things…cheese, broccoli, and rice! I had no idea it could actually be simpler to do this in the Instant Pot than on the stove top, but it really is! You just satue the chicken for a minute or two and throw everything in so it can cook itself!
Because this is the only meal I can really get my 4-year-old to eat broccoli in, I make it a handful of times a month. I love knowing that under all the delicious cheese is actually some sort of veggie and a protein source getting into his little belly. Believe it or not you can whip this up in almost no time with ingredient you probably already have kicking around in you fridge! That is another reason why it’s my favorites! The lack of dirty dishes is a plus too!
Because I want to be completely honest here, I never can cook broccoli in my Instant Pot correctly. It’s ALWAYS comes out completely overcooked no matter the setting! When I cook this meal, I always just blanch it on the stove and then throw it in and my recipe reflects that. If you are a master Instant Pot user, you can cook it right in the pot (and then tell me your secret!).
Seeing that it will probably take you longer to cut the chicken, broccoli and onion than Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli and Rice even takes to cook, I promise this is one of the easiest week night meals you can make!
2 Tbls Butter
1½ – 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into cubes
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Small Onion
1 Tsp Salt
3/4 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1? Cups Long Grain Rice
1? Cups Chicken Broth
½ Cup Milk
1½ Tbls Flour
1-2 Cups Fresh Broccoli cooked
1½ – 2 Cups Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Turn Instant Pot onto saute. Add butter and heat until hot. When hot, add chicken, onion, and garlic.
Cook chicken mixture until onion starts to get translucent. Add rice, broth and seasonings. Stir well.
Whisk together milk an flour and set aside.
Cook on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. When the timer is up perform a quick release.
Immediately add milk and flour mixture and mix until it is well combined.
Add broccoli and cheese and stir until well combined. Serve immediately.