Chicken and rice may not make everyone think about their Gramma but this recipe makes me think of mine! Try this EASY Instant Pot Chicken and Rice recipe and create a new family favorite.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat up your Instant Pot using the Saute mode. Once it's hot add your chicken. Salt and pepper the tops as they are sauteing. Brown for about 5 minutes, turn and repeat browning and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove chicken, once it's browned on the outside, and set aside. It does NOT have to be cooked through.
While still on Saute add sliced onion to the pot. Stir for a minute or two then add garlic. Saute until you smell the garlic release its yummy fragrance. Add tomato paste and dried oregano, basil and bay leaf and give a stir.
De-glaze the Instant Pot by adding 1/2 cup wine or stock. Using a wooden spoon put some elbow grease into it and get that browned goodness scraped off the bottom!
Please be sure to layer ingredients in this order: chicken, followed by: carrots, rice, soy and worcestershire sauce then chicken stock. Make sure the rice is submerged under the liquid but don't push it to the bottom LEST you see that nasty burn word! Layer tomatoes on top.
Close the lid, turn venting knob to sealing position and cook at High Pressure for 7 minutes.
Natural Release for 12 minutes, then turn Venting Knob to Venting Position
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss rice with a fork to fluff and add a topping of green onion for a flavorful and colorful crunch.