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All-in-one Chicken and Brown Rice Dinner

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 29, 2018

Winner/winner, chicken dinner!

All-in-one instant pot chicken and brown rice is an easy, balanced one-pot meal for dinner ideas the whole family will love.


  • 21 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cup of baby carrots
  • 2 cup of mushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini
  • 2 cup of brown rice, raw
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 ¼ cup of chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 2 lb. of chicken thigh, boneless, skinless
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, ground
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) – soup, cream of chicken, canned, condensed
  • 2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme, fresh



  1. Push “sauté” button on Instant Pot. While it heats, dice onion, mince garlic, and chop veggies. Rinse and drain rice.
  2. When pot says “HOT,” add oil to pot and saute onions for 3 minutes. Then press “cancel” to turn the sauté setting off.
  3. Mix veggies, garlic, rice, and broth into the pot. Place chicken on top, salt and pepper, then cover with cream of chicken soup (homemade is preferable) and Worcestershire sauce. Place 8-10 small sprigs of thyme on top.
  4. Seal the Instant Pot, close the vent, and press “manual.” Use the “pressure” button to toggle to high pressure. For brown rice: set the time for 25 minutes. For white rice: set the timer for 20 minutes. After 10 seconds the pot should register that it has begun the pressurizing process.
  5. Once the pot is done cooking open the vent (keep your hand out of the path of the steam) to quick release the pressure. This should take about 2 minutes. Once pressure has released completely (the pin drops) the pot is safe to open.
  6. Remove thyme sprigs (keeping leaves when possible). Stir pot to shred chicken and mix in any extra liquid. Serve warm.

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Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

“Have a few “Sheet Pan” go-to dinner recipes”

We have all experienced those busy nights when dinner has to happen in 30 minutes or less with minimal dishes or its just going to be a cereal for dinner kind of night. Weeknight dinners should be something that isn’t complicated, but can still be balanced and filling. Sheet pan dinners provide a way to give your family exactly that!

When you eat at home, you are guaranteed to have more veggies and overall nutrition in your dinner. If you haven’t made a sheet pan dinner yet, try one this week!

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