Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken and Rice

Ready in just 15 minutes, this Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken and Rice will fill up your bellies without filling up your time.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken and Rice Bake

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Bake

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This recipe makes me feel like I’m cheating.

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It’s just that easy.

It’s just that quick.

I wish I could say this was a well thought out recipe, but truth be told – I panicked and ran around the kitchen looking for what I had on hand and what would work for my cravings.

I was half expecting this recipe to be a bust (last minute recipes tend to do so) but you guys, it was so good!

…and it only took 15 minutes to cook.

Chicken breast with pesto, sundried tomatoes, and cheese

Minimal ingredients and it’s on the table fast – sold.

The only thing is is it’s not super pretty. You have no idea how difficult it was to shoot this recipe (ha). Sometimes the best tasting dinners are not the prettiest.

What makes this a Tuscan recipe?

The ingredients. Okay, I know – that’s obvious.

Listen, I’m not a world traveler (although, I intend to be) but my fingers travel the world by Google. A quick Google search lead me to a few ingredients that I happened to have in my pantry:

  • basil (in the form of pesto)
  • artichokes
  • tomatoes

I hate tomatoes, and I have a food allergy to raw tomatoes too (fun fact), but I love sundried tomatoes. So I made that work for me with this recipe.

Is it authentic? Probably not. Does it taste good? Yes.

That’s all that matters.

Instant Pot Italian Chicken

Cooked chicken on a bed of rice topped with mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and Italian seasoning

More Instant Pot Chicken Recipes:

Randa’s Tip: For a low carb meal, skip the rice and cut the chicken broth in half.

Supplies and Ingredients I used in this recipe:

Randa’s Tip: No Instant Pot? That’s totally fine. Layer it in a greased casserole dish, bake at 375 for roughly 45-50 minutes.

I wish I made more so I had leftovers.

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Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Ready in just 15 minutes, this Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken and Rice will fill up your bellies without filling up your time. Make this low carb and keto by skipping the rice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts in oil (strain the oil)
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. In the Instant Pot, add the rice and chicken broth. Lay the raw chicken breasts on top.
  2. Spread the pesto evenly between the three breasts and layer with the artichoke hearts, 1/4 cup of the sundried tomatoes, cheese, and the rest of the sundried tomatoes.
  3. Top with the Italian seasoning.
  4. Put on the lid and seal the Instant Pot and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
 

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3, Serving Size: 1 chicken breast and 1/3 of rice

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 479 Calories
  • Total Fat: 19.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 105.4mg
  • Sodium: 1114.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Sugar: 1.4g
  • Protein: 47.5g
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8 comments on “Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken and Rice”

  1. Hi Randa! This looks like such a satisfying, flavorful dish! I love that it takes such little time to prepare. 🙂 Great work!!

  2. Hi,

    When you write “1 Italian seasoning”, you mean wich quantity, exactly? Thank you!

  3. Natural or quick release?

  4. I’ve never had a bigger burn error mess than with this recipe. Should the ingredients be layered differently? Or maybe more liquid??

    • Oh no! I didn’t have any issues and I measured it out for the recipe. Hmmmm. I wonder if the size of the IP matters? I have the 8 Qt what do you have? I will have to make this again and see!

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