Easy Chicken & Rice With Vegetables

Easy Chicken & Rice With Vegetables

45-minute recipe Serves 6
Packed with vegetables, juicy chicken thighs and rice, this dish is a hearty family meal you can get on the table in just 45 minutes. Bonus: It all gets cooked together no matter which pot you use—instant or otherwise—so you can always count on less cleanup.
45-minute recipe Serves 6


Prep: 10-minute | Cook: 35-minute
  • 1

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add oil, then chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is golden, about 3 to 4 minutes.

  • 2

    Stir in diced tomatoes, frozen vegetables, broth, rice, garlic, barbecue sauce and thyme. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is fully cooked, about 25 to 30 minutes.

  • 3

    Make it in an Instant Pot in 45 minutes: Select sauté setting. When pot is hot, add oil, then whole chicken thighs. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add remaining ingredients to pot, scraping browned bits up from bottom of pot. Return chicken to pot. Secure lid and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken and cut into 1-in pieces. Serve chicken with rice.

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