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If you are looking for a comforting recipe that you can easily make with an Instant Pot, this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe with tomatoes and rice is just the thing. This recipe is made with whole-grain brown rice to increase the fiber in our diets. The Instant Pot does well with whole-grain brown short-grain rice. It makes the rice tender and enjoyable in a short amount of time. Follow along and make this recipe tonight for dinner.
What inspired me to make this dish?
My mother was a fan of chicken with tomatoes and rice when I was growing up. It's a great option if we stay away from pasta.
Ingredients in this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe
One and a half cup pound chicken breast boneless skinless
One large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons of granulated garlic
Two cans of 15.5-ounce petite diced tomatoes
Two cups brown rice short grain
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups of chicken broth
How to make this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe?
Follow the instructions below to make this easy Instant Pot recipe.
First, heat the Instant Pot on sauté. When ready, add olive oil, then chopped onion. Cook for two minutes.
Add chicken breasts, granulated garlic, basil, and parsley, and cook for an additional three minutes.
Pour in two cans of crushed tomatoes. Add the rest of the ingredients - brown rice short grain, broth, salt, and pepper.
Press the pressurize button on the Instant Pot, turn it to high, and sealed for 25 minutes. After the Instant Pot decompresses, pull the chicken out, shred it, and return it to the Instant Pot. Then, mix well. Serve warm.
TIP: Do not mix the ingredient together.
If you want to change up this recipe, below are other variations of this recipe that you may want to make.
- Spicy - add red pepper flakes when heating up the oil.
- Whole balanced meal - if you want to make this a more balanced meal, add some already cleaned super greens and toss into the cooked chicken and rice recipe after the Instant Pot has depressurized.
And here is what the finished dish looks like. I am going to make this one again. What do you think?
Equipment can have a significant impact on how a recipe turns out. Using the right equipment will make this meal delicious. Below are the things I used for this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe. I used an Instant Pot, a ladle, and rice bowls to serve.
I stored the cooked Instant Pot Chicken Recipe in a large container and had leftovers for the next day for the entire family. It was even better the next day.