Instant Pot Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

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If you make this Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! This Chicken Broccoli Rice instant pot casserole is full of cheesy, tasty goodness. You could serve this as either a side dish or main dish.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 41 minutes
White bowl with Chicken and Broccoli Instant Pot Casserole.

If you make this Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Casserole it’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! This Chicken Broccoli Rice instant pot casserole is full of cheesy, tasty goodness. You could serve this as either a side dish or main dish.

White bowl with Chicken and Broccoli Instant Pot Casserole.

This Chicken Broccoli Instant Pot Casserole is a must! It is packed full of flavors, made with rice, chicken, broccoli, cheese, and hint of zesty ranch. Your family and friends will love this casserole and it will be gone in the blink of an eye. This will become one of your favorite instant pot recipes yet!


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • Easy Ingredients: This recipes uses a total of 11 ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Even the pickiest of eaters wont be able to get enough of this Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole!
  • Simple Steps: Comes together in just a few simple steps and only requires 15 minutes of prep time.
  • Gluten-Free: Rice is naturally gluten free.
Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli  with cheese and broccoli on the side.

Ingredient Notes

  • Onion: You could use a white or yellow onion or whatever you have on hand!
  • Chicken: Shredded or ground chicken. Also a great way to use up leftover chicken. Chicken thighs would work well too!
  • Ranch Dressing Mix: Use a packet of dry ranch seasoning.
  • Broccoli: Could use either fresh broccoli or frozen broccoli florets.
Chicken, broccoli, cheese, onion and seasoning for the casserole.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Insta Pot Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

These are the basic steps for making Insta Pot Chicken and Broccoli Casserole. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Shot of the instant pot with the chicken, rice and other ingredients before and after cooking.

STEP 1: COOKING THE CHICKEN

First, season chicken with salt and pepper then cook in the instant pot for 9 minutes on high. To stop the pressure cook, use the quick release feature. Then take out and shred chicken.

STEP 2: COOKING THE ONIONS AND GARLIC

On the saute setting of the Instant Pot, cook the diced onions and minced garlic with a little bit of olive oil until soft.

STEP 3: ADDING THE RICE

Once you’ve added the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze bottom. Then add rice and ranch mix, stir. Pressure cooking time will take 7 minutes on high. Make sure to release the manual pressure valve.

STEP 4: FINISHING TOUCHES

After it is done cooking, add cooked broccoli and shredded cheese, stir, and it is ready to be served!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as instructed but hold off on adding the broccoli and cheese. Refrigerate rice and chicken mixture for up to one day. Reheat rice and chicken mixture in an oven safe dish at 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. When the casserole is taken out of the oven add in cooked broccoli and shredded cheese and stir.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Leftovers will be best stored in an air tight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze this recipe, put in an air tight container and freeze for up to 1 month and reheat in an oven safe dish.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat casserole, bake in oven safe dish at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG DOES CHICKEN TAKE TO COOK IN AN INSTANT POT?

Cooking chicken in an Instant Pot will take 8-10 minutes to fully cook.

CAN I COOK RAW CHICKEN IN THE CASSEROLE?

I would not recommend doing so for this recipe, cooked chicken is the recommendation.

CAN I USE CAULIFLOWER RICE?

For this recipe, using regular rice is ideal as it will absorb all of the flavor from the chicken broth as it is cooking.

CAN I PUT UNCOOKED RICE IN A CASSEROLE?

Yes, for this recipe you want to use uncooked rice so it can absorb all the flavor from the chicken broth and seasonings.

CAN YOU PUT FROZEN CHICKEN IN THE INSTANT POT?

truly it is best to use chicken that is not frozen for this recipe.

CAN YOU OVERCOOK CHICKEN IN A PRESSURE COOKER?

It is unlikely as the instant pot provides a moist environment for the chicken to cook while staying juicy and tender.

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Instant Pot in the background.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This instant pot or electric pressure cooker cheesy chicken and rice casserole is great a recipe for a dinner party or gathering. Simply double the ingredients proportionately and cook altogether in the instant pot.
  • Add turkey for chicken: Swap using either shredded or ground turkey for the chicken in this recipe.
  • Brown Rice: You can switch brown rice for white rice in this instant pot chicken broccoli rice casserole.
  • Low Sodium: For a lower sodium content use low sodium or sodium free chicken broth.

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Instant Pot Chicken And Broccoli Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 41 minutes
If you make this Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli Casserole is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! This Chicken Broccoli Rice instant pot casserole is full of cheesy, tasty goodness. You could serve this as either a side dish or main dish.
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 package of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups rice
  • 10 oz frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  • Place chicken on trivet inside the instant pot, season with a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Add cup of water and seal the instant pot. Cook on high pressure for 9 minutes and manually release pressure.
  • Remove chicken and shred.
  • Set the instant pot to sauté and sauté the onion and garlic.
  • Once onions are cooked, add broth and Worcestershire sauce in the instant pot to deglaze the bottom.
  • Add the rice and ranch mix and seal the lid. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Manually release pressure.
  • Add the broccoli and cheese and stir

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This instant pot cheesy chicken and rice casserole is great a recipe for a dinner party or gathering. Simply double the ingredients proportionately and cook altogether in the instant pot.
  • Add turkey for chicken: You can swap using either shredded or ground turkey for the chicken in this recipe.
  • Swap Brown Rice: You can switch brown rice for white rice in this instant pot chicken broccoli rice casserole.
  • Low Sodium: For a lower sodium content use low sodium or sodium free chicken broth.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1199mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: dinner, Side Dish, Supper
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, casserole, cheddar, cheese, chicken breast, rice

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