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Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword from scratch rice-a-roni, homemade rice-a-roni chicken, instant pot boneless chicken thigh recipe, instant pot chicken and rice, instant pot chicken tenderloin recipe, instant pot rice-a-roni, real food rice-a-roni
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 411 kcal
Author Tessa


  • 2 tablespoons butter or avocado oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup gluten free spaghetti broken into 1" pieces, OR gluten free orzo
  • 1 1/4 cup long grain rice I prefer California basmati

Seasoning Mix

  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 11/2 teaspoons sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 cups bone broth homemade or your favorite chicken broth
  • 1 pound chicken tenders Chicken thighs will also work.



  1. Press "saute' on your Instant Pot.  Add in the oil or butter, and toss in the onion.

  2. Stir the onion for a few minutes to soften, then add the broken spaghetti pieces to brown slightly, several minutes.

  3. Add all the rice, seasoning mix, and chicken, stirring to combine.


  1. 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.

  2. Lock on the lid and set 'manual' time for 5 minutes.

  3. 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!)

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Rice-a-Roni Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 528mg23%
Potassium 338mg10%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.