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Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is a delicious chicken dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

This chicken and rice dish is packed with flavour from garlic puree and Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

This Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe takes about forty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this parmesan chicken and rice, I started by cutting some boneless skinless chicken breasts into one inch chunks.

raw chicken breast chunks on a cutting board

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.

I added a dab of margarine to the pot along with some garlic puree.

margarine and garlic puree in the bottom of an Instant Pot

I also added the chicken breast chunks to the pot.

raw chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

I left the chicken to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turned off.

chicken breast chunks cooking in an Instant Pot

The chicken was still slightly pink.

I added some water to the pot and stirred well making sure none of the chicken was sticking to the bottom of the pot.

water and chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

Then I added some salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot.

spices and water in an Instant Pot

I added some long grain white rice to the pot.

long grain rice on top of chicken, water and spices in an Instant Pot

I gently pushed the rice down until it was all submerged in the liquid but did not stir.

rice, water and chicken in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.

When the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediatley turned the steam release handle to the venting position and performed a quick release.

I removed the lid and stirred the contents well.

cooked chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

Then I added some heavy cream, shredded Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon to the pot.

heavy cream, shredded parmesan and crumbled bacon on top of cooked chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred well and then set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 4 minutes.

I left the dish to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turned off.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Then the parmesan chicken and rice was ready to serve.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

This hearty Instant Pot chicken dinner is perfect for cold weather.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious Instant Pot chicken recipe, then you need to try this Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice!

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup real bacon bits

How to Make Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice:

  1. Cut chicken breasts into one inch chunks.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  3. Add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot along with the garlic puree.
  4. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot.
  5. Leave the chicken to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off. The chicken will still be slightly pink.
  6. Add the water to the pot and stir well, making sure that none of the chicken is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot.
  8. Add the rice to the pot.
  9. Gently push the rice down until it is all submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  10. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  11. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  12. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  13. Add the heavy cream, shredded parmesan and bacon bits to the pot. Stir well.
  14. Set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 4 minutes and leave the dish to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  15. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Instant Pot Bacon Parmesan Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker chicken dinner recipe made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and long grain rice, loaded with crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup real bacon bits

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into one inch chunks.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  3. Add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot along with the garlic puree.
  4. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot.
  5. Leave the chicken to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off. The chicken will still be slightly pink.
  6. Add the water to the pot and stir well, making sure that none of the chicken is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot.
  8. Add the rice to the pot.
  9. Gently push the rice down until it is all submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  10. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  11. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  12. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  13. Add the heavy cream, shredded parmesan and bacon bits to the pot. Stir well.
  14. Set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 4 minutes and leave the dish to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 944Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 1689mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 74g

Valerie

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

We only have brown rice in our house. Should I cook the chicken less to compensate for the longer rice cooking time?

Kathleen

Thursday 4th of August 2022

Hi Valerie I have never adjusted this recipe for brown rice but will approve your comment in case any one else can respond. Take care, Kathleen

Gwyn Linster

Sunday 1st of May 2022

I really wanted to make this recipe because it looks heavenly but at minimum 2 ads are covering up part of the recipe. They have an "X" on them but you really can't close them. I tried several times. If you can't read the recipe because of the ads then what's the point. So annoying. Ads made it difficult to even read this message while typing it. Ads are annoying but when you have 4 to 5 ads running at the same time and they are long ads which cover content then it's ridiculous. They are obnoxious.

/sigh

Kathleen

Monday 2nd of May 2022

Hi Gwyn, Thank you for letting me know. I am looking into this! Take care, Kathleen

Marianne Schiff

Wednesday 29th of December 2021

Can you put in a crock pot ?

Monica

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Could I substitute cheddar for the Parmesan? I don’t have any parm.

Kathleen

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Hi Monica, Can't see why you couldn't make the substitution. Let us know how this variation works out! Take care, Kathleen

Janet

Friday 7th of February 2020

Any idea how many calories per serving?

Kathleen

Friday 7th of February 2020

Hi Janet, I just put it through the calculator and it says 944 calories. Thanks for taking the time to check out the recipe and make a comment! Kathleen

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