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Instant Pot Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar Rice

Quick and Easy Recipe for Instant Pot Chicken, Broccoli & Cheddar Rice. This recipe is perfect to level up your next chicken and rice night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot chicken broccoli & cheddar rice
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/3 cups white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 broccoli head
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  • Add the oil, minced onion and minced garlic to the Instant Pot insert.
  • Turn on Saute mode and toss the chicken pieces with the oil, onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken begins to cook on the edges. It will finish cooking during the pressure cook cycle.
  • Pour in the dry rice and broth, and gently stir to get all the rice underwater.
  • Put the lid on and set to Sealing.
  • Cook on High, for 7 minutes.
  • Let naturally release.
  • Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces/florets.
  • Fluff the rice and chicken, then stir in the butter, cheese and broccoli. Leave on warm mode for 5 minutes to let broccoli steam up. If you want it to be creamier, you can add 3-4 Tbsp milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Instant Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Rice, as one dish meal or with side salad.