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Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice Recipe

Super tasty Instant Pot cheesy broccoli chicken and rice should be on your menu this week!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best instant pot chicken and broccoli, Chicken and broccoli instant pot, Chicken instant pot recipe, Instant pot cheesy chicken and rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 539kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Serving Spoon
  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion or white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • cups white rice uncooked
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces grated cheddar cheese plus more for optional topping
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Add onion, garlic, rice, chicken broth, salt, and cooked chicken into the bottom of your Instant Pot.
  • Seal lid and turn valve to SEALING. Set MANUAL and set timer to 7 minutes.
  • Once time is up, turn the knob to VENTING to let the pressure out (a quick release).
  • While the pressure is being released, steam your broccoli in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or on the stove top (or follow directions on the frozen broccoli package if using frozen).
  • Stir in the broccoli and cheddar cheese.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dish onto plates or bowls and top with more shredded cheese, if desired.

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Notes

  • You can cook your fresh broccoli in with the other ingredients, but it will kind of disintegrate/fall apart for cooking that long in the Instant Pot. If your kids don't love broccoli, this might be a great option! But if you like broccoli and prefer the bigger pieces, follow the instructions as written.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1420mg | Potassium: 940mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 899IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 336mg | Iron: 2mg