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Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken and Rice

Easy and delicious Garlic Herb Chicken and rice made in the Instant Pot in 20 minutes. Healthy family-friendly dinner you can make on any day.


Easy and delicious Garlic Herb Chicken and rice made in the Instant Pot in 20 minutes. Healthy family-friendly dinner you can make on any day.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cup Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1.5 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • 1.5 tbsp Mixed Herb (Oregano,Thyme,Parsley)
  • 1 tspn Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan to serve
  • To Season Chicken
  • 5-6 Chicken Thighs With Bone
  • 1 tspn Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tspn Salt
  • 1/2 tspn Pepper

Instructions

  • First measure rice. Wash it until the water runs clear. Drain excess water and let it soak. 
  • Measure Stock/ water required for cooking rice and keep it warm.
  • To Chicken, thighs add salt, pepper, chilli powder, lemon juice. Mix well. Keep aside while you are preparing other ingredients.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot and put it in Saute Mode. 
  • When the Instant Pot is pre-heated, add Oil. 
  • Add seasoned Chicken Thighs to the pot and sear it  2-3 minutes on each side.  Once they look light golden brown and crispy, remove and keep aside. 
  • Add butter to the pot, followed by chopped Onion.  Saute until Onion looks soft and translucent.
  • Add Chopped garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add herbs, Paprika, Chilli powder. Mix well.
  • Drain any extra liquid and add soaked rice.
  • Gently stir for 2-3 minutes roast rice. (This step is optional, You can directly skip to the next step.)
  • Pour in warm stock or water. Season it with salt and pepper. 
  • Arrange seared Chicken thighs in a single layer.  Add any extra liquid that would have come from Chicken thigh while resting.
  • Switch Instant Pot to manual mode. Set the timer for 8 mins. And let the Instant Pot do its job.
  • When the timer is off, let the pressure release naturally for 8-10 minutes.  Then release pressure using back of a spoon manually. 
  • Once the pressure is released completely, open the lid and let it rest for another 10 minutes. 
  • Using a slotted spoon or fork separate rice grain gently. 
  • While serving sprinkle some parsley and parmesan cheese. 

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