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Instant Pot Chicken Breast and Rice

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Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is a one-and-done dream dinner. Chock full of flavors you’ll love like Italian seasonings, garlic, and paprika and finished with a squeeze of lemon, this dish is perfect for those long winter nights. 

Ingredients

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian blend seasoning or Herbs de Provence seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • for the rice

  • 1 cup long grain white rice, rinsed see note
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian blend seasoning or Herbs de Provence seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to SAUTE and drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Stir together dried herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Rub chicken with 1 tablespoon oil, then season all over with salt and pepper to taste, and finish with the seasoning blend. Add chicken to pot, brown for 1-2 minutes on each side, then transfer to a plate. 
  • Add butter to the pot. Once melted, stir in garlic. Stir in rice along with dried herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in broth.
  • Set steam rack in the pot with the handles up. Place chicken on the rack. Cover and set to PRESSURE COOK or MANUAL for 5 minutes. Cook, then do a natural release for 5 minutes, remove lid. Transfer chicken to a plate. (see note)
  • Fluff rice with a fork. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over chicken and rice, and serve.
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