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instant pot garlic herb chicken and rice



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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 22 minutes

Servings: 5

Cost: $7.27 /serving


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Step 1

First measure rice. Wash it until the water runs clear. Drain excess water and let it soak.

Step 2

Measure Stock/ water required for cooking rice and keep it warm.

Step 3

To Chicken, thighs add salt, pepper, chilli powder, lemon juice. Mix well. Keep aside while you are preparing other ingredients.

Step 4

Turn on the Instant Pot and put it in Saute Mode.

Step 5

When the Instant Pot is pre-heated, add Oil.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Add butter to the pot, followed by chopped Onion.  Saute until Onion looks soft and translucent.

Step 8

Add Chopped garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add herbs, Paprika, Chilli powder. Mix well.

Step 9

Drain any extra liquid and add soaked rice.

Step 10

Gently stir for 2-3 minutes roast rice. (This step is optional, You can directly skip to the next step.)

Step 11

Pour in warm stock or water. Season it with salt and pepper.

Step 12

Arrange seared Chicken thighs in a single layer.  Add any extra liquid that would have come from Chicken thigh while resting.

Step 13

Switch Instant Pot to manual mode. Set the timer for 8 mins. And let the Instant Pot do its job.

Step 14

When the timer is off, let the pressure release naturally for 8-10 minutes.  Then release pressure using back of a spoon manually.

Step 15

Once the pressure is released completely, open the lid and let it rest for another 10 minutes.

Step 16

Using a slotted spoon or fork separate rice grain gently.

Step 17

While serving sprinkle some parsley and parmesan cheese.

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