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No-Fuss Instant Pot Chicken Risotto (Easy One-Pot Meal Idea)

Instant Pot Chicken Risotto

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound raw chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onions, about 1/2 an onion
  • 5 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • garnish with fresh chopped parsley

Directions

1

Heat Instant Pot using Saute mode, and pour half of olive oil inside pot.

2

Brown chicken on all sides, and season with paprika, rosemary, salt and pepper. Remove chicken from pot.

3

Add remaining half of olive oil and saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic for a few minutes until softened and fragrant. Use a spatula to push any remaining stuck on bits off off bottom of pot.

4

Add chicken back in with veggies. Pour in the rice, broth, and wine. Give it a stir and lock lid. Set valve to seal. Set to 3 minutes on Manual or High setting.

5

Once the Instant Pot beeps, let the pot natural release for 7 minutes, and then turn valve to venting to release the rest of pressure and open lid.

6

Fluff the rice and chicken with a large spoon or fork and add in cheese and butter. Don't stir, but rather fluff it all together.

7

Serve warm with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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No-Fuss Instant Pot Chicken Risotto on Plate

Love risotto, but not the process of constant stirring over the stove?

Today I’m sharing the EASIEST way I’ve ever made chicken risotto, and it involves using my Instant Pot! Yep! And trust me, I was a tad bit skeptical. Once I attended a risotto cooking class with a fancy French chef, and the process was NOT as easy as this one-pot meal. HA!

Instant Pot risotto served up in a baking dish for the table

But I’m happy to report back that the results using this Instant Pot method surpassed my expectations, and I made such a yummy chicken and risotto one-pot meal! The rice was perfectly cooked, the texture was delicious, and my whole family enjoyed it!

ingredients for instant pot chicken risotto on the counter

Start with these easy ingredients!

This fragrant dish starts with sauteed mushrooms, onion, and garlic that you can cook right in your Instant Pot using the sautee mode. I used Arborio rice which is an Italian short-grained rice that’s commonly used for risotto dishes, and it worked out great in this idea.

I grabbed a couple of chicken breasts, but you could use boneless thighs instead. I think one of the ingredients that makes the dish stand out is a little bit of dry white wine. I had an open bottle of dry rose wine in the fridge and used it, which makes it taste fancy (but you can skip it and just replace the wine with a little more chicken broth if desired).

sauteed mushrooms and onions at the bottom of the instant pot

I love this one-pot meal idea!

The process on this Instant Pot Chicken Risotto consists of first sauteeing the chicken right in the Instant Pot, then the veggies. Once that’s completed, you simply add in the rice, broth, and wine. Once cooked, fluff the rice mixture with the parmesan cheese and butter. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for an incredibly rich and delicious meal all will LOVE!

using a garlic press for ease in this instant pot recipe

Hip Tip: If you love using fresh garlic in recipes like this one but dislike chopping, consider picking up a garlic press. I recently bought this Trudeau brand garlic press and LOVE it for easily and quickly adding minced fresh garlic! Plus the teeth on the other side make for easy cleaning.

pouring rice in instant pot for chicken risotto dinner

fluffing risotto with parmesan cheese and butter


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Instant Pot Chicken Risotto

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Perfectly cooked rice and chicken featuring sauteed mushrooms and onions, topped with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley that results in a fancy yet EASY one-pot meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound raw chicken breast, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onions, about 1/2 an onion
  • 5 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • garnish with fresh chopped parsley

Directions

1

Heat Instant Pot using Saute mode, and pour half of olive oil inside pot.

2

Brown chicken on all sides, and season with paprika, rosemary, salt and pepper. Remove chicken from pot.

3

Add remaining half of olive oil and saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic for a few minutes until softened and fragrant. Use a spatula to push any remaining stuck on bits off off bottom of pot.

4

Add chicken back in with veggies. Pour in the rice, broth, and wine. Give it a stir and lock lid. Set valve to seal. Set to 3 minutes on Manual or High setting.

5

Once the Instant Pot beeps, let the pot natural release for 7 minutes, and then turn valve to venting to release the rest of pressure and open lid.

6

Fluff the rice and chicken with a large spoon or fork and add in cheese and butter. Don't stir, but rather fluff it all together.

7

Serve warm with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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cheesy risotto in the instant pot

Oh my goodness, this risotto was AMAZE-BALLS!

This was such an Instant Pot recipe WIN for us. So full of flavor, cheesy, and the parsley adds such a bright and fresh taste. I noticed my kids picked around the mushrooms but ate it right up! This does make a lot of food, so we actually had leftovers, and they warmed up nicely for lunch the next day. Enjoy!

plate of instant pot chicken risotto


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.

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Comments 35

  1. Lynn

    Yum. Can’t wait to try this….thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Enjoy Lynn!

  2. Ashley

    No cream of anything soup for the ingredients! This sounds amazing! 🎉🎉 thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Ashley! Enjoy <3

  3. llaura256

    Could I use a crick pot ir do it on thee stove? I dont own a instapot….yet 😉

    • Juma

      Good question I was wondering the same thing. This looks so yummy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I haven’t tried this idea in a slow cooker, however I just looked up a similar version that instructed to cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours in a slow cooker. I would brown chicken on the stove first, then add ingredients to slow cooker, and stir in parmesan cheese after cook time. Hope that helps!

      • Juma

        Thank you

  4. Allison

    Is there anyway to pin this recipe for later? Looks delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      There isn’t if using the app, however you can using the mobile version and desktop version to pin on Pinterest. The icons are under the title of post at top. Hope that helps! 👍

      • Sara

        There is also a cookbook icon on each recipe post that you can click on to add it to your Hip2Save cookbook.

        • Sara

          I don’t know if that icon appears in the app. I only use the mobile site on my phone. I only use the full site on my laptop when I need to print something.

      • Allison

        Oh great! Yes i was using my cell app. Ok ill look on my computer to save it. Thanks!

    • Cristine

      Oh, nice idea. I hope this feature comes to the app soon. I want this recipe but I’m out of town. I’ll have to find it again later. 🙂

      • Cristine

        A work around I found for now is I can send this to my phone’s notepad, it just saves the link so not ideal but will work to get back to the recipe quickly.

      • Juma

        Christine send the link to yourself in an email or text message. That’s how do to remember and to get the recipe to print.

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Great tip! Thanks for sharing Juma.

  5. Crystal

    Oh man! Already printed to try this week! Can’t hardly wait! Thanks!

  6. Cristine

    This looks so good. Anything you can sub for the wine that still compares nicely in taste of finished dish?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You can replace with more broth instead, or white grape juice. Hope that helps!

      • Cristine

        Thanks! I’ll try it.

  7. Jessica

    Can I use brown rice instead ?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think you could – just may not be the same type of texture but let us know. I read basmati rice is a good sub for Arborio rice.

  8. q

    Omg i made your stuffed shells last night in instant pot delish! It had such great flavor.

  9. Atank

    Thank u happy to see insta pot recipes again

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by 👍

  10. Dee

    Making this right now. It smells amazing!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay! And yes it does smell Yummy – I agree 👌

  11. Dee

    It tasted really good. My teenagers asked for more chicken in it next time.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice – thanks for sharing Dee!

  12. Aleks

    Do thighs take more than 3 minutes or should I keep the time the same?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      As long as it’s boneless and you still cut up and brown first, in my opinion should be great! 👍 it’ll still be cooking during that slow pressure release time.

  13. Jus B

    I put it in for 3 minutes on high but it was still watery…trying to cook it on rice setting now

  14. Aleks

    Made it! Toddler and husband loved it!!! Thank you so much!!! Keep the IP recipes coming!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome!! Thanks so much for coming back to tell us ❤️

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