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Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice – Gluten Free

If you are looking for a chicken dinner idea for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice!

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious pressure cooker recipe loaded with tender chicken breast chunks.

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 slicing some boneless, skinless chicken breasts into strips.

The chicken breasts.

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 6 minutes.

I added 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pot and then added the chicken breast slices.

Adding the chicken to the Pot.

Now I left the chicken breast slices to cook, stirring them occasionally.

When the Instant Pot turned off the chicken breasts slices still had some pink remaining.

Cooking the chicken in the Pot.

I added some water and scraped the bottom of the pot well to deglaze.

Ading the broth to deglaze.

Next I poured in some chicken broth, lemon juice and lemon zest.

Adding the remaining broth and lemon zest.

Then I added some long grain and wild rice.  I did not stir.

I poured some almond milk and lemon pepper seasoning on top of the rice.  I did not stir.

Adding the seasonings.

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 8 minutes.

When the Instant Pot was done cooking, I allowed it to natural release for 3 minutes.

Then I turned the steam release handle to the venting position to finish with a quick release.

I removed the lid from the Instant Pot and stirred everything together.

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious chicken dinner recipe loaded with tender chicken breast chunks.

Since the sauce was a little runny I mixed some corn starch and lemon juice together in a small bowl.

Making the slurry.

Then I added the corn starch and lemon juice to the pot to thicken the sauce. 

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious chicken dinner recipe loaded with tender chicken breast chunks.

I stirred all the ingredients together well.

I left the chicken and rice to sit for a few minutes before serving.

This creamy chicken and rice dish is packed with flavour.

If you are looking for a chicken dinner idea for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice!

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

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy gluten free dinner recipe. This gluten free pressure cooker recipe is made with chicken breast, long grain and wild rice and almond milk.

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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 Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 oz chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups long grain and wild rice blend
  • 10 oz almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

How to Make Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice:

  1. Slice chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Normal for 6 minutes and add the olive oil to the pot.
  3. Add the chicken breast strips to the pot and leave them to cook, stirring occasionally.
  4. When the Instant Pot turns off the chicken will still be slightly pink.
  5. Add the water and scrape the bottom of the Pot well to deglaze.
  6. Pour th chicken broth, lemon juice and lemon zest into the Pot.
  7. Add the rice to the Pot. Do not stir.
  8. Add the almond milk and lemon pepper seasoning to the Pot. 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 8 minutes.
  10. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow it to do a natural release for 3 minutes.
  11. Turn the steam release handle to the venting position and finish with a quick release.
  12. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir well.
  13. Mix the lemon juice and corn starch together until able to pour into the Pot. Stir.
  14. Leave the chicken and rice to sit for a few minutes before serving.
  15. Enjoy!
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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice - Gluten Free

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious chicken dinner recipe loaded with tender chicken breast chunks.

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice is an easy and delicious chicken dinner recipe loaded with tender chicken breast chunks.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 oz chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 cups long grain and wild rice blend
  • 10 oz almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

    1. Slice chicken breasts into strips.
    2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Normal for 6 minutes and add the olive oil to the pot.
    3. Add the chicken breast strips to the pot and leave them to cook, stirring occasionally.
    4. When the Instant Pot turns off the chicken will still be slightly pink.
    5. Add the water and scrape the bottom of the Pot well to deglaze.
    6. Pour the chicken broth, lemon juice and lemon zest into the Pot.
    7. Add the rice to the Pot. Do not stir.
    8. Add the almond milk and lemon pepper seasoning to the Pot. 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 8 minutes.
    10. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow it to do a natural release for 3 minutes.
    11. Turn the steam release handle to the venting position and finish with a quick release.
    12. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir well.
    13. Mix the lemon juice and corn starch together until able to pour into the Pot. Stir.
    14. Leave the chicken and rice to sit for a few minutes before serving.
    15. Enjoy!

Notes

*This recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 30g
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