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Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice
$8.90 recipe/$2.23 serving
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Rice is the perfect healthy recipe that can be made all in one pot! This simple recipe is perfect for weeknight meals and is naturally gluten free and dairy free! You can add carrots, peas, spinach or your favorite veggies after cooking for a full meal!
Rinse the brown jasmine rice in a mesh strainer under hot water.
Add rinsed rice to the insert of the Instant Pot.
Cut up the boneless, skinless chicken thighs into bite size pieces with scissors or a sharp knife. Add the chicken thighs directly to the rice.
Add water, coconut aminos, garlic olive oil, dried thyme and salt to the rice and chicken thighs. Stir well.
Add the lid to the Instant Pot and move the valve to sealing.
Turn the instant pot on, set it to low pressure for 15 minutes.
Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure. Stir well and serve hot.
Substitutions:Chicken thighs: You can use boneless, skinless chicken breast but I would keep them in bigger pieces and cut them down after cooking. When you cube up the chicken breast, the cooking time is too long and they become a bit dried out.You can also use chicken sausage, cut into small coins in place of the chicken thighs.Brown Jasmine Rice: Because of cooking time and texture, I would suggest the only substitution be brown basmati rice.White jasmine or white basmati rice will require a different cooking time and a different amount of liquid. Also they will need to be washed more because they tend to have more starch on them.Traditional brown rice will not be cooked fully in the time this recipe indicates. You would need to add more cooking time, which could dry out the chicken.Garlic Powder: You can also replace the olive oil with garlic olive oil if you are low FODMAPThyme: You can use any seasoning you want in this recipe. See the other seasoning ideas above.How to add veggies:To cook the veggies, simply, add the veggies and then put the lid back on the Instant Pot and allow the heat from the chicken and rice cook the veggies (5 minutes) before serving.
Frozen green beans
Fresh shredded carrots
Shredded kale or baby spinach
Frozen cauliflower rice or frozen broccoli rice
Some other great seasonings include:
Rosemary and Sage (add ½ tsp. dried chopped rosemary and ¼ tsp sage)
Rosemary and Lemon Juice (add ½ tsp dried chopped rosemary and the juice of 1 lemon)