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Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

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Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole is one of the easiest quick weeknight meals around. Tender chunks of chicken, vibrant green broccoli, alongside perfectly cooked rice, and smothered in ooey, gooey cheese.

two bowls of chicken broccoli rice with a spoon

As a busy working mom, I am always trying to find quick, easy weeknight meals for the kids as well as try to keep it as nutritious as I can. The game changer for me on this is. . . the INSTANT POT.

The Instant Pot has become my best friend in the kitchen. It makes making dinner after a long day of work and kids after school activities so much easier. I have a family of 4 and I use the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart. More than enough space to feed us all. If you have a smaller family, you could use the 3 quart and if you have a larger family you could use the 8 quart.

If you are looking for other Instant Pot dishes, check out these recipes.

Another big battle for me is getting my kids to eat veggies. I can’t blame them. I grew up quite the picky eater myself. I have been on a mission to get these guys to eat healthier food options.

And let me tell you my friends, this dish has been a winner in the veggie consumption category. The broccoli is cooked perfectly and when mixed with chicken, rice, and cheese I don’t get a single compliant from my kiddos about eating it.

Another great dish to sneak in veggies are my Instant Pot egg bites.

Did you know that broccoli comes from the cabbage family and is packed with vitamin C (great for your immune system) and vitamin K (great for blood/bone health).

What do I need to make Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole?

  • Chicken: Thighs and breast work well in this recipe.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice: I like to use medium grain white rice. Here in Hawai’i everyone knows the classic yellow bag of Hinode rice. This would have to be my favorite. You can also use brown rice. If using brown rice I would increase the liquid ratio to about 1 ½ cups of liquid to 1 cup brown rice.
  • Broccoli: I use fresh broccoli, but you could use frozen if you’d like.
  • Chicken broth: I use the low sodium option.
  • Cheese: I like to use half cheddar and half mozzarella.

How long does it take to make Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole?

From start to finish about 30 minutes. Perfect to whip up on busy weeknights or on the weekend just because it’s that good.

How to make Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole?

Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add oil to Instant Pot insert. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. Saute until browned.

Add rice, broccoli, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.

Press cancel button to end saute mode. Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to sealing.

Set to manual high pressure and cook for 10 minutes. Quick release.

Once valve pin drops, open lid, and stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

instant pot chicken broccoli rice casserole

Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Yield: 6 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Instant Pot chicken broccoli rice casserole is one of the easiest quick weeknight meals around. Tender chunks of chicken, vibrant green broccoli, alongside perfectly cooked rice, and smothered in ooey, gooey cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 pound chicken breast, cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup medium grain white rice, rinsed
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Add oil to Instant Pot insert. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. Saute until browned.
  2. Add rice, broccoli, and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  3. Press cancel button to end saute mode. Place lid on Instant Pot and set valve to sealing.
  4. Set to manual high pressure and cook for 10 minutes. Quick release.
  5. Once valve pin drops, open lid, and stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute white rice for brown rice. If you use brown rice increase the chicken broth to 1 1/2 cup.

* Substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs.

* Substitute the cheese of your liking.

* You can use either fresh or frozen broccoli florets.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on January 12th, 2020

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole”

    • Hi Hoku. I would recommend cooking everything but the rice on low for 6 hours. Once the dish is complete remove the chicken and stir in the uncooked white rice. You can then put the chicken back in the Crock Pot and let it sit until the rice is cooked through. Or you could just mix in already cooked white rice once the chicken and veggies are done. Have a great day!

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  1. Hi Relle! Tried this one last night. Sure was super easy and yummy! Thanks for the quick and easy instant pot recipes. It sure does help this busy Mama!
    Mahalo a nui!

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  2. First time using my instant pot and this recipe was perfect and the directions were so easy to follow. Will definitely make again!! That sounds good, though I haven t tried it. I wonder if the wild rice will cook in the amount of time it takes to cook the rice? If you try it, please let me know how it works!

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  3. Haven’t made this yet but going to try it — After you put the broccoli in and close the lid, how long do you let it sit for before you open and serve?

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    • Everything gets cooked in the Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 10 minutes then quick release the pressure, and you can serve immediately. Thanks for stopping by.

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