Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice - Dump and Go Dinner

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Instant Pot Chicken and Wild Rice - Dump and Go Dinner

Marisa
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4 Servings
12 Ingredients
9 Comments

Our Instant Pot Chicken and Wild rice is a tasty gluten and dairy free dish that takes your weeknight dinner up a notch. Easy to prep, pull this meal out of your freezer when you need a quick and delicious dinner.

4 Servings
12 Ingredients
9 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Wild Rice
  • 1 cup peel and dice Apple
  • ½ cups dice Onion
  • ½ cups Cranberries, Dried
  • ¼ teaspoons Thyme, Dried
  • ¼ teaspoons Basil, Dried
  • ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ cups Chicken Broth/Stock
  • 2 pounds quarter Chicken, Boneless Breasts
Serving Day Ingredients
  • ½ cups Water

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide rice among indicated number of pint freezer bags.
  2. Divide apples among round freezer containers. Pour broth on top.
  3. Divide onions, cranberries, thyme, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper on top of apples. Top with chicken.
  4. Label all bags and containers and freeze together.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Prep from frozen
  2. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in indicated container.**
  3. Add rice to the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  4. Add the water and then top with the frozen chicken mixture, flipping if necessary to keep chicken on top.
  5. Lock the lid in place and seal the steam nozzle.
  6. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Quick release the pressure.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Combine rice, apples, onions, cranberries, thyme, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Place rice mixture in the Instant Pot. Add the water and broth. Stir well and top with chicken.
  4. Lock the lid in place and seal the steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Quick release the pressure.

9 Comments

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  1. I doubled the recipe, did 25 minutes, then 10 minutes natural release, and the rice was way too mushy. This was from fresh, not frozen.

    1. We’re sorry this recipe didn’t turn out as you’d hoped and will pass this on to our team. Thanks for your feedback!

  2. From my experience: If you are making recipe for serving now, do not add the water…..just the chicken broth. Step #3 in the Make it Now directions should just read “…. Add the broth…..”

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