Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

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Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice is creamy, rich comfort food with chunks of white chicken meat. It is probably my favorite chicken Instant Pot meal to date.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

This delicious meal can easily be made in 30 minutes and serves 4 to 6 people. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal and is best served with a green salad, or steamed broccoli or green beans.

Heavy cream, a can of condensed chicken soup, and cream cheese plus lots of Parmesan cheese makes Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice an insanely creamy and cheesy meal.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Garlic powder and onion powder give it all the extra flavor it needs.

Lefotvers reheat well.

You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast.

The cream cheese that’s added at the end is what really makes this a wonderfully delicious chicken and rice. Kids will love this Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice. It has a fair amount of garlic flavor, but it is not too strong.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

For best results, shred your own Parmesan cheese from a block of Parmesan instead of buying pre-shredded.

I use the Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer and love it. It can also be used as a slow cooker and a yogurt maker.

The whole family will be happy with this Instant Pot meal. It is so, so easy to make.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

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4 from 4 votes
Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice
Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice is creamy, rich comfort food with chunks of white chicken meat. It is probably my favorite chicken Instant Pot meal to date.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks and softened
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into strips.

  2. Turn Instant Pot to "Saute" mode. Add butter. When melted add chicken and onion and cook until most of the pink in the chicken is gone.

  3. Add water, heavy cream and chicken soup. Stir.

  4. Add rice, sprinkling it in so that it is evenly distributed. Add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Do not stir.

  5. Place lid on. Make sure valve is in "sealing" position. Pressure Cook on HIGH for 5 minutes. Manually release pressure.

  6. Once the pin drops, remove lid and stir in cream cheese. Stir in Parmesan cheese, cheddar, and parsley. Place lid back on for a few minutes to melt cheese. Stir and serve. It will thicken up as it cools.

Recipe Notes

Note: Cooking time does not include time for Instant Pot to pressurize. This usually takes about 10 minutes but can vary.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

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9 thoughts on “Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice

  1. This recipe didn’t disappoint and I was able to please the entire picky bunch of kids in our house. Made it exactly as written. This will be a new favorite!

  2. I tried this a few weeks ago and keep forgetting to comment. This was fantastic. Very rich, which is what I was hoping it would be. Didn’t have cheddar so I had to omit. I served this with broccoli. Absolutely fantastic. My Instant Pot wouldn’t come to pressure though, kept getting the burn error, so I finished on the stove. Not the recipe’s fault, I hear some models “burn” easier than others, so I plan for that whenever I try a new recipe. I’d totally make this again and maybe brown the chicken on my stove instead of the Instant Pot to see if that helps so the pot isn’t so hot to begin with. Again, NOT the recipe’s fault, I loved it and I’d make it again and again, burn or no burn! Thank you for a fantastic recipe! <3

    1. Is it the heavy cream making it burn? I’ve seen other instant pot recipes where they tell you to add the milk or cream at the end so it doesn’t burn. Just a thought.

    2. I haven’t tried this one yet but I wait to put the dairy in on my Instant Pot so maybe that will help? I goofed one time and added cheeses before pressure cooking and got the burn notice along with it caked onto the bottom of the pot. I had to change it over to my multi cooker to finish it 🙁 I have put cream of chicken soup in mine but did not stir it in, just poured it on top of chicken. If you were to try it again, I would try it by adding the heavy cream at the end. As Kim mentioned some IP seem to get the burn warning more then others.

      I am afraid to put dairy in my before hand after that last incident haha!

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