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Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy gluten free pressure cooker recipe packed with flavour.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

This delicous chicken dish is loaded with salsa con queso cheese sauce and three types of shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

This easy chicken dinner recipe takes less less than forty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

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 Instant Pot chicken and rice, I started by cutting some boneless skinless chicken breasts into approximately one inch chunks.

raw chicken breast chunks on a cutting board

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes and added a dab of margarine to the pot.

I dumped the chunks of chicken breast into the pot and left them to cook, stirring occasionally.

raw chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

When the Instant Pot turned off, the chicken was still slightly pink.

chicken breast chunks cooking in an Instant Pot

Then I added some water to the pot with the chicken and scraped the bottom of the pot well, to make sure nothing was sticking.

water and chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

I added some salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot and did not stir.

spices on top of water and chicken breast in an Instant Pot

I added some long grain white rice to the pot.

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

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

water. rice and chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

Then 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.

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

I removed the lid from the Instant Pot.

cooked chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

Then I stirred the contents of the pot well and added some milk, salsa con queso cheese sauce and chopped broccoli florets to the pot.

chopped broccoli florets and salsa con queso cheese sauce on top of chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined and then set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 5 minutes.

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

Then I added some shredded Parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese to the pot.

shredded Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar on top of chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

Then the dish was ready to serve!

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

This extra cheesy chicken and rice dish is sure to please the whole family.

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

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

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

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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 Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 15 oz salsa con queso
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice:

  1. Cut chicken breasts into approximately 1 inch chunks
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less 7 minutes and add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot.
  3. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot and leave them to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  4. The chicken will still be slightly pink when the Instant Pot turns off.
  5. Add the water to the pot with the chicken and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot. Do not stir.
  7. Add the rice to the pot.
  8. Gently push the rice around until it is all submerged in the water but do not stir.
  9. 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.
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  11. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir the contents.
  12. Add the milk, broccoli florets and salsa con queso to the pot.
  13. Stir well and set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 5 minutes.
  14. Leave the dish to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  15. Add the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend and the shredded Parmesan cheese to the pot.
  16. Stir well.
  17. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with long grain rice and loaded with chunks of chicken breast, broccoli florets, salsa con queso, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan.

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 15 oz salsa con queso
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into approximately 1 inch chunks
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less 7 minutes and add a dab of margarine or butter to the pot.
  3. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot and leave them to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  4. The chicken will still be slightly pink when the Instant Pot turns off.
  5. Add the water to the pot with the chicken and scrape the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the pot. Do not stir.
  7. Add the rice to the pot.
  8. Gently push the rice around until it is all submerged in the water but do not stir.
  9. 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.
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  11. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir the contents.
  12. Add the milk, broccoli florets and salsa con queso to the pot.
  13. Stir well and set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 5 minutes.
  14. Leave the dish to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  15. Add the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend and the shredded Parmesan cheese to the pot.
  16. Stir well.
  17. Serve and enjoy!

Carole

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Just made this for supper tonight..... wow!! I have to say, my daughter and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I will change next time is the Salsa Con Queso..... I bought by mistake medium instead of mild. But that was definitely my mistake.... that recipe is definitely a keeper. I also nuke the broccoli in the microwave for 5 minutes before adding it to the pot. :)

Kathleen

Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi Carole, So glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you for taking the time to share your results with us! Take care, Kathleen

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Morgan K.

Monday 1st of February 2021

I just made this for dinner last night it was amazing! I only had one issue, my rice was a little undercooked. I did use 1 cup of milk in the end instead of 2 but was that the issue? Or was it something that happened while the pressure cook? I made sure the rice was submerged, should I use a little more water next time? Any help would be appreciated!

Kathleen

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hi Morgan, So glad you liked the recipe. You did not mention what type of rice you used so if you switched it up that could make the difference. If you had no liquid at all left you might need to add a bit more next time. If you had liquid left you might need to add a minute to the cook time. Hope this helps. Take care, Kathleen

Sam

Monday 25th of January 2021

Only use 2.5 cups of water and 1 cup of milk! Otherwise it might be to watery. Made it this way and it turned out good.

Kathleen

Monday 25th of January 2021

Hi Sam, Thank you for taking the time to share your results with us! Take care, Kathleen

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