This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is easy, creamy and comforting. Mushrooms, onions and celery give it a ton of flavor and the recipe is full of real ingredients - no canned soup here!
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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is easy, creamy and comforting. Mushrooms, onions and celery give it a ton of flavor and the recipe is full of real ingredients - no canned soup here! If you don't like mushrooms you can use sliced carrots instead.  This comes together quickly in the Instant Pot without a lot of prep.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Time to Pressure35 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and rice, chicken and rice instant pot recipes, chicken and rice with mushrooms, fast and easy instant pot dinners, instant pot chicken and rice recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 1182kcal
Author: Mirlandra

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups hot water
  • 1 Tbsp. Better than Bouillon reduced sodium chicken bouillon
  • 2 boneless raw skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 pound Crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup chopped celery about 3 stalks
  • ½ large sweet onion diced
  • 1 package Lipton onion soup mix
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream or sour cream

Instructions

  • Add the chicken bouillon to the hot water and let it sit to dissolve.
  • Place the chicken, rice, mushrooms, celery, and onion into the cooking bowl of the instant pot. Sprinkle the soup mix and black pepper over that.
  • Whisk the bouillon and water together until no large chunks remain and pour over the rest of the food.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and set the bail on top to the sealing position.
  • Set the Instant Pot for 20 minutes at high pressure. When the cooking time is complete do a quick release and then open the lid.
  • Add the cream or sour cream and use two forks to shred the chicken into chunks. Stir until combined. Taste for salt / pepper and serve.

Notes

Unfortunately different versions of the Instant Pot cook differently.  It has become a increasingly frustrating problem for recipe developers.  These times work in my IP but may need adjusting in yours.  I wish I could offer a better solution!

Nutrition

Calories: 1182kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 167g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 460mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 3121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4.6mg