Instant Pot Chicken And Rice (Hawaiian)

Easy and delicious Chicken and Rice with sweet and slightly tangy pineapple and dried apricots is ready to serve in about 30 minutes.

Delicious Chicken and Rice is a popular comfort food dish that is made even easier to add to your weeknight dinner rotation with the Instant Pot.


– The chicken and rice dish cooks tender and fluffy. – Thigh meat is inexpensive and flavorful.


Rice Olive oil Chicken Onion Garlic Paprika 

Step 1

Set the Instant Pot to sauté; add oil and sauté onion for 2-3 minutes until soft.

Step 2

Switch off sauté mode and quickly stir in the garlic. Then add in the chicken broth, paprika, salt, and pepper, and stir.

Step 3

Stir in the rice and place the chicken thighs on top.

Step 4

Close pot, set valve to sealing, select the pressure cook / manual (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 12-15 minutes.

Step 5

Air fry for 12-16 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Flip over halfway through cooking.

Step 6

Open the Instant Pot and add the peas and carrots, pineapple, and apricots. Gently stir as not to break up the chicken. Replace the lid and keep warm for 5 minutes before serving.


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