Instant Pot Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup

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This Instant Pot Chicken With Cream Of Chicken Soup recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for when you need a home-cooked meal fast! It’s pretty much instant pot chicken noodle soup – or at least it’s as close to it as you can get. This homemade chicken noodle soup is very similar to what would be served in a soup kitchen or food pantry.

Our instant pot chicken recipe focuses on one main ingredient – drumsticks. As many know, drumsticks are the tasty, fleshy part of the chicken where the meat is lower in fat and higher in protein. We pair this chicken with a sweet and savory sauce that keeps you coming back for more. Below are the health benefits of eating chicken.

Southern Chicken and Rice Instant Pot is a delicious southern meal made with chicken breasts, rice, celery, carrots, onion and bell pepper. I love to serve this dish over wide egg noodles. Yum! Southern Chicken and Rice Instant Pot is a delicious, hearty chicken rice dish that makes for an easy and quick dinner when using a pressure cooker pot!

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Instant Pot Chicken with Cream of Chicken Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken with Cream of Chicken Soup is the second crock pot recipe that I have tried out of my latest issue of Cooking Light. It turned out delicious and I will be making it again on a regular basis! Creamy Ranch Chicken Instant Pot Recipe can be ready in just minutes. Get dinner on the table fast with this delicious and creamy ranch chicken everyone will love.

Close up image of creamy chicken ranch on a white plate with a side of potatoes and carrots.

Hidden Valley Ranch Chicken:

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken is loaded with ranch flavor, tender chicken and tasty veggies. This recipe is a must-try if you love comfort food.

We eat a ton of chicken around here. I am always looking for easy and delicious recipes to try that take chicken from plain to amazing!

This Creamy Ranch Instant Pot Chicken Recipe does not disappoint. It is so creamy and incredibly simple. The ranch blended with the cream cheese makes such a yummy sauce that my kids literally devour it. 

You are going to love just how simple this recipe is.

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Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe:

This meal is delicious and tender but only takes minutes to cook in your pressure cooker. You will be amazed that it tastes like it was slow-cooked all day but was prepared so quickly in the instant pot.

The chicken is so tender you can cut it with your fork. The veggies have the best flavor from the ranch and cream cheese. Yum!

I love one-pot meals and they sure make dinner time easier.  Everything you need is in the instant pot.

Clean us is so much easier when you don’t have a ton of different pans to clean. That definitely helps during busy weeknights.

Close up image of creamy chicken ranch on a white plate with a side of potatoes and carrots.

Instant Pot Cheesy Ranch Chicken is a delicious one-pot meal!

It is so nice being able to throw together a nice meal for your family in a matter of minutes. After a long day of work and other activities, there is often little time left for dinner.

Make this meal to take the stress out of what’s for dinner and impress your family with this yummy ranch chicken.

You will love that everything you need for an amazing meal is in the pressure cooker. No need for multiple pans and side dishes.

It is all in one pot and ready in just minutes! This is one of our favorite easy recipes!

The ranch dressing mix gives it such an amazing flavor and the cream cheese makes it so rich and creamy.  This recipe is super easy and also a great meal to serve for guests.

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How do I cook chicken and potatoes in the instant pot?

It is so simple that you will wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. Literally, everything gets tossed in the instant pot and that is it!

Just put the chicken and potatoes with the seasoning in the pressure cooker. Set the pressure for 30 minutes and dinner is ready.

ahead and biting the bullet. I love using the pressure cooker when I don’t have much time.

How do you make Ranch Chicken in a crock pot?

No worries if you do not have a pressure cooker. You can try Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Recipe. We love using our crock pot. I love to come home with my house smelling so good with this complete ranch chicken recipe.

However you decide to cook this, it will be amazing!

Ingredients needed - chicken, potatoes, baby carrots, ranch seasoning mix, cream of chicken soup and milk.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk

How to make Creamy Ranch Chicken in the Instant Pot:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, cream of chicken soup and ranch dressing mix.
close up image of potatoes, carrots and the creamy sauce in a bowl.
  • Place the water in the bottom of the instant pot. Then add in the chicken, potatoes and carrots.
  • Pour the cream of chicken soup mixture over the top of these ingredients in the instant pot.
Close up image of potatoes and carrots in a creamy sauce in the instant pot.
  • Seal the instant pot and pressure cook on high pressure for 20 minutes with a quick release. Cook times will vary.
  • Then serve the chicken, potatoes and carrots with the sauce poured over the top from the instant pot and enjoy!
  • The recipe calls for 1 cup of water but you can add more cups of water if you find it is too thick. Also, it is totally optional but you can sprinkle a little shredded cheddar cheese on the chicken before serving.

You can use frozen chicken breasts if you prefer or forgot to take some out of the freezer. It is a great recipe and one of our favorite dinner recipes because it is so easy.

Close up image of creamy chicken ranch on a white plate with a side of potatoes and carrots.

Variations:

Add other Vegetables – Try mixing them up with the vegetables. Green beans are yummy with the chicken.

Use Chicken Thighs – You can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts.

Change the Potatoes – Try using red potatoes.

Change the Seasoning – Try other seasonings like garlic powder or whatever your family likes.

Add in Chicken Broth – If you like a thinner sauce, add in some chicken broth.

Make Mashed Potatoes instead – Omit the potatoes and serve this recipe over mashed potatoes or rice. Yum!

We love simple recipes like this and everyone looks forward to when this recipe is on the menu plan for that week.  Plus, if you try some of these different ideas it is easy to make this recipe in many different ways.

My family thinks I am coming up with lots of new recipes when really they are eating the same thing but with just a few differences. I love to do this with recipes they love and everyone enjoys.

Close up image of creamy chicken ranch on a white plate with a side of potatoes and carrots.

What to serve with Ranch Chicken:

  • Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls – These rolls are perfect to dip into the yummy ranch sauce. You will want the rolls to get every last bit of that delicious sauce.
  • Steamed Broccoli – This is my favorite way to cook broccoli. It is a very quick side dish.
  • Green Salad – Since this one-pot meal is already hearty, we like to serve it with a green salad.

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Make it a Freezer Meal:

This is a great meal to make ahead of time so all you have to do is toss and go in the Instant Pot. Just put the chicken in a freezer bag. Then mix together the sauce and pour in the bag over the chicken.

Southern Chicken and Rice Instant Pot

Southern chicken and rice instant pot are excellent for those cold winter nights. In this episode, we will saute chicken thighs and breasts with salt, pepper, sugar, and 8 to 10 garlic cloves. This southern chicken and rice dish is perfect for pressure cooking. And it comes together so fast. Perfect for a back-to-school week when life seems to be a little busier than normal.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND RICE IS YOUR FAVORITE CREAMY, CHEESY CASSEROLE COMFORT FOOD, EXCEPT IT’S MADE FASTER AND EASIER IN THE INSTANT POT PRESSURE COOKER!

Instant Pot creamy chicken and rice casserole is the perfect, stick-to-your-ribs home-cooked dinner! You’ll love how easy it is!

Creamy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

Growing up in the south, we enjoyed our fair share of delicious food at church potluck dinners. 

There was always a smattering of casseroles on the plastic tablecloth-lined tables that spanned the church’s fellowship hall, along with fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, southern-style green beans, potato salad, and more.

Southern-style casseroles have always held a special place in my heart, especially when they are creamy, delicious, and full of flavor.  I mean, isn’t a casserole the ultimate comfort food?

That’s why I know this creamy Instant Pot chicken and rice is going to be a hit with your family–I’m betting it’s going to be one of your favorite Instant Pot chicken dinner recipes!

WHY I LOVE THIS SOUTHERN INSTANT POT CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

These days, I often make some of my favorite comfort food in the Instant Pot, because it saves time and keeps life simple.

The best Instant Pot chicken and rice recipes are the ones that are easy to make yet bring about a sense of warmth and comfort when you eat them!

Chicken and rice casserole has been one of my favorites over the years, and while there are many different variations, they all are based on the same premise–white rice and tender chicken wrapped in a creamy sauce. 

Sometimes it’s topped with crushed crackers or cornflakes, sometimes it’s topped with shredded cheese that gets melted to perfection.

This recipe for chicken and rice in the Instant Pot uses cream of chicken soup (homemade or canned) and shredded cheese to make that delicious sauce.

A few months ago, I came across this crock pot chicken and rice recipe from Julie at Back to My Southern Roots.  If you don’t follow her already, you totally should–she has so many southern goodies on her site.

I decided to convert the slow cooker recipe into a pressure cooker recipe and made some adaptations to the recipe along the way. 

But let me tell you, the final result was delicious!

How do you cook Chicken Breast in the instant pot?

We eat a lot of chicken and I love to cook it in the instant pot. You can use frozen chicken and still have dinner ready in a matter of minutes.

The instant pot cooks the chicken to perfection and is so tender and delicious!

An image of an instant pot

Instant Pot Recommendation:

I am using an 8-quart Instant pot but you can use a 6-quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it.

If you have been putting off trying an instant pot, I highly recommend going

CHICKEN AND RICE IN THE INSTANT POT WITH CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP

It’s so creamy and cheesy, and while it’s not exactly the “prettiest” casserole (but really, what casserole is?), it is a super tasty meal that your family is sure to love!

Not only is it delicious, but it’s SO easy to make in the Instant Pot.

It’s perfectly paired with southern-style green beans and homemade dinner rolls (did you know you can use the Instant Pot to proof dough?)!

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Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

If you love cooking chicken in the Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, you have to try this instant pot chicken and gravy recipe. It’s incredibly easy, fast and tastes delicious! My kids love it so much that I sometimes make a double batch just for them.

Instant pot chicken and gravy are just that, perfectly cooked chicken in record time smothered in a flavorful gravy perfect for rice or mashed potatoes. Just dump and go! You will love the rich carrot gravy and how tender the chicken gets after cooking in your electric pressure cooker. It tastes like it just came home from grandma’s oven, but without all the grease.

ingredients for chicken and gravy made in the Instant Pot

Chicken and Gravy in the Instant Pot 

If you’re looking for that delicious homestyle meal that brings all the comforts and flavors to your plate, look no further than this instant pot chicken and gravy. This is the recipe that my mom used to frequently make on Sundays in the crockpot.. move over, Instant Pot it is now!! 

Pressure cooker chicken and gravy recipes are fast-to-make comfort meal that tastes like they’ve been slow-cooked in the crockpot all day. You’d never know that the flavors didn’t sit and marinate for hours. This is the recipe my mom would make nearly every Sunday growing up, just converted to the Instant Pot! The gravy is ta-die-for!

As a bonus, this dish is so easy to make that just about anybody can do it, although an adult should be the one to operate the pressure cooker for safety reasons. But if you can open cans and dump things in a pot, your kitchen cooking skills are perfect for making this tasty dish.

chicken and gravy made in the Instant Pot

What’s in this chicken and gravy?

  • Chicken Tenderloins
  • Canned chicken broth
  • Canned cream of chicken soup
  • Canned cream of mushroom soup
  • Au jus seasoning

If you are not a fan of using canned soups, feel free to google and make your own homemade cream of chicken and mushroom soups! They substitute great. 

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How to make Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

In your instant pot, place chicken broth, chicken, cream of soups, and the seasoning mix in that order and do not mix. The reason we don’t want to mix is that the Instant Pot needs a thin liquid to create enough steam to build pressure and seal the pot. 

If we mix the broth in with the soups, it will be too thick and the pot may not come to pressure or the burn notice will be given. 

chicken and gravy in the Instant Pot

Cook on high pressure for the proper time specified in the chart below.

Remove the chicken and whisk the gravy to fully incorporate the cream of soups; this will help to thicken the gravy. Serve as desired and enjoy.

What would go great with this instant pot-smothered chicken recipe?

Honestly, it’s pretty versatile and could pair great with so many different things.

3 different ideas are:

  1. Chicken gravy and egg noodles
  2. Chicken gravy and rice
  3. Chicken gravy and mashed potatoes

But don’t let these hold you back, you can get pretty creative with different combinations!

chicken with gravy made in the Instant Pot

Can I use different cuts of chicken?

While, yes, this recipe will work with all different cuts of chicken, I really suggest using tenderloins or fresh chicken breasts. Because tenderloins are very uniform in size, it is easy to give a perfect cook time for them. If using fresh chicken breasts, cut them into strips so they are ‘tender sized’ and uniform. They will then cook for the same time as the fresh tenderloins. 

  • Fresh tenderloins/ Sliced chicken breast: 3 minutes high pressure, 6 minutes natural pressure release
  • Frozen tenderloins: 6-minute high pressure, 6-minute natural pressure release

Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

Chicken is high in protein and low in fat. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, selenium, zinc, niacin, and phosphorous. The health benefits of eating chicken include a reduced risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes and increased bone strength. There are way more benefits than you may realize!

1. High in protein:

10 health benefits of eating chicken. If you’re looking for a great source of lean low-fat protein… CHICKEN.

Protein in chicken lends itself to muscle growth and development and helps support a healthy body and in weight loss.

2. Natural antidepressant:

Chicken, like it’s brother fowl the turkey, is high in an amino acid called tryptophan which gives you that comforting feeling after consuming a bowl of chicken soup.

If you’re feeling depressed eating some poultry will increase the serotonin levels in your brain enhance your mood blast stress and lull you to sleep.

3. Prevents bone loss:

If you’re entering your senior years and concerned about osteoporosis or arthritis eating chicken, will Aid in your fight against bone loss.

Thanks to the protein punch it packs.

4. Poultry for heart health:

Homocysteine is an amino acid that can cause cardiovascular disease if levels are high in the body. Fortunately for us, eating chicken breasts suppresses and controls homocysteine levels.

5. Plenty of phosphorus:

Chicken is also rich in phosphorus and essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones as well as kidney, liver, and Central Nervous system function.

6. Selenium:

Chicken is also abundant in selenium and essential minerals involved in metabolic performance.

In other words thyroid hormone metabolism and immune function.

Metabolism booster Vitamin B6 or (B- complex vitamins) encourages enzymes and metabolic cellular reactions(methylation).

which means eating chicken will

  • keep blood vessels healthy,
  • energy levels, and
  • metabolism-burning calories so you can manage a healthy weight and activity level.

7. Rich in niacin:

Chicken also happens to be rich in niacin, one particular B vitamin that guards against cancer and other forms of genetic DNA damage.

8. Promotes Eye Health:

Chicken is high in retinol, alpha, and beta-carotene, and lycopene all derived from vitamin A and all vital for healthy eyesight.

9. Essential for healthy tissue growth:

Many of us are plagued with chapped lips, cracked mouths, tongue sores, or dry skin.

However, a boost in riboflavin or (vitamin B2), found in chicken livers will drastically reduce your skin problems. Repair dry or damaged skin.

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