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Pressure Cooker Chicken Broccoli Rice "Casserole"

All the comfort of a casserole, but all done in a pressure. And still completely delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 508kcal
Author Gary White

Ingredients

  • 5 lb. whole chicken
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lbs. broccoli florets
  • 3 cups rice
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Place whole chicken in Instant Pot breast side up. Then add water, salt, and black pepper. Lock lid, close vent, and set manual timer for 30 minutes at high pressure.
  • Place broccoli florets in a large bowl and cover with cold water and allow to defrost completely. Obviously, this step is not necessary if using fresh broccoli. Then pour broccoli into a colander and allow to drain completely.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 30 minutes). Then remove chicken from pot to a separate bowl. Be careful because it might be falling apart, which is good!
  • Pass broth through a fine mesh strainer and return to pressure cooker. Add broccoli to pot and set manual timer for 0 (zero) minutes. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure. Pour broccoli into a fine mesh strainer, making sure to reserve all the broth.
  • For white rice… Return broth to pot, along with rice, and cook for 4 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure.
  • For brown rice… Return broth to pot, along with rice, and cook for 20 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure.
  • Meanwhile… remove all chicken meat in large pieces. Discard skin and bones.
  • Add chicken, broccoli, and cheese to pot and mix well. Serve & enjoy!

Notes

This recipe will not actually make a casserole, it's more the idea of a casserole. There will be some broth in your bowl. But the longer it sits, the more the rice will absorb the remaining liquid.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 52.9mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2.1mg