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A cream plate with brown edging is visible on a wooden backdrop. The plate has a blue towel underneath and another identical plate can just be seen in the bottom right of the photo. The plate contains a helping of Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice along with a side of steamed broccoli florets and sliced carrots.

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

This creamy and delicious comfort food meal is made fast and easy in the Instant Pot. Gluten-free and tasty, this recipe will be one the entire family will enjoy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Classic Chicken and Rice Recipe, Gluten Free Chicken and Rice Recipe, Healthy Chicken and rice Recipe, Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice, Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe, Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole, Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 384 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 cup jasmine rice uncooked
  • 1 cup organic mixed wild rice uncooked
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken diced
  • 1 oz processed American cheese or two slices diced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or ghee
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground sea salt


  1. Place the rice, water, and chicken broth in an Instant Pot pressure cooker and lock the lid into place.

  2. Set the steam release valve to the sealing position and select the "rice" feature.

  3. Once the rice is cooked, quick release the pressure by moving the steam release valve to the venting position using a long handled spatula or spoon.

  4. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and add in the diced chicken, diced cheese, butter, and seasonings.

  5. Stir until well combined and until the cheese and butter is melted.

  6. Serve hot with your choice of side items. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.4g13%
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72.2mg24%
Sodium 539.3mg23%
Potassium 121.4mg3%
Carbohydrates 45.6g15%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 28.6g57%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.