A family friendly meal that goes together in a snap and cooks in five minutes!! This Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni chicken is a kid friendly meal you do not want to miss! And no worries, this version is all real food…no scary processed ingredients here!
Remember Rice-a-Roni when you were growing up!!? While it certainly still exists….I no longer am willing to purchase it. It contains some less than stellar ingredients I prefer not to feed my family.
And really, there is no need! With a few simple ingredients and spices, you can have that classic flavor you fondly remember…gluten free to boot! Meet the Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken, a perfect quick recipe to throw into that mom arsenal! (If you just want to make the side dish, try my Instant Pot rice a roni)
How To Up Your Nutrition In This Quick Dinner!
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No Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken?
I haven’t tested it yet, but I plan to!
- The liquid would need to be increased for simmering on the stove. I would start with 2 3/4 cup broth, added in after you have followed all the ‘Saute‘ instructions.
- Pour in the broth, bring to a simmer, then cover and let gently simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat and let rest another 5-10 minutes.
More Quick & Easy Instant Pot Meals:
Having lots of quick and easy recipes on hand is key to feeding your family well, even when time is crunched!! These recipes are all straight forward and call for simple ingredients. As an added bonus, they are kid-friendly!
- Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
- Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
- Instant Pot No Noodle Lasagna (could serve over noodles too!!) @ Low Carb Yum
- Easy Beef Stew @ Mama Knows Gluten Free
Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken Recipe:
Did you try this? I want to hear about it! Leave a comment and a star rating below!
Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- 11/2 teaspoons sea salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 2 cups bone broth homemade or your favorite chicken broth
- 1 pound chicken tenders Chicken thighs will also work.
Press "saute' on your Instant Pot. Add in the oil or butter, and toss in the onion.
Stir the onion for a few minutes to soften, then add the broken spaghetti pieces to brown slightly, several minutes.
Add all the rice, seasoning mix, and chicken, stirring to combine.
Pour in the bone broth or chicken broth, stirring gently. Ensure no bits stick to the bottom...newer Instant Pots have a sensitive 'burn' notice sensor. If any rice kernels are on the side of the insert, shove them back in! Hit the 'cancel' button.
Lock on the lid and set 'manual' time for 5 minutes.
When the Instant Pot beeps, hit cancel, and let the it sit (natural release) for 10 minutes before releasing pressure to serve (it may have naturally released by this point anyways!)