Instant Pot Chicken With Cream Of Mushroom Soup


In this post, you’ll learn how to make the best chicken recipe with instant pot and cream of mushroom soup. A scrumptious meal in less than half an hour! Here’s a high protein, low carb Instant Pot Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup that I made and my whole family just loved. This a great go-to recipe for those days you need to get dinner on the table fast.

This Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Chicken is a wonderfully easy recipe using just a few ingredients. It takes only 30 minutes to make in the Instant Pot and is whole30, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and family-approved. The flavors are rich and delicious, it’s a delicious meal in under 30 minutes! Below are the health benefits of eating chicken.

Instant pot mushroom recipes were a request from my daughter who is really into mushrooms. She was having trouble finding good Instant Pot Mushroom recipes when I asked her what she wanted me to make. These instant pot recipes will be great if you are a vegetarian or don’t eat meat. They are also great recipes if you need more ideas on how to use mushrooms in your Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Chicken With Cream Of Mushroom Soup

If you are searching for the perfect Instant Pot Chicken With Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe, I have a great one for you today. This is not your run-of-the-mill instant pot recipe. Oh no! This is my fabulous version of the classic cream of mushroom soup chicken that everyone is raving about right now. Are you ready to skip the long day at work and come home to a nice warm food coma? Well, with my instructions here and that Instant Pot, it should be easy peasy!

Instant Pot Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup is an easy recipe that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Made with just five ingredients, it’s as delicious as it is quick and easy to make!

Chicken and rice in a yellow and green flowered bowl on a gray wood table with a gray towel on the right side and a fork in the bow.

The classic chicken & rice casserole recipe your mom or grandmother made in the ’50s & ’60s, made quick & easy in the Instant Pot. No longer do you have to worry if your rice is underdone or the chicken is overdone.

The Instant Pot is perfect every time. Warm, creamy, and filling perfect for hands-free cooking on a busy weeknight. The creamy sauce is delicious over fluffy rice.

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How Chicken & Rice was Made in the 50s

My mother, Christene Kirchner, and her sister Lois Epps use to make an easy chicken and rice dish for a quick summer meal. It was one of those Campbell’s soup casserole dishes that were everywhere in the 1950s. 

Early in my married life, I started making this dish but it never seemed to come out right, the rice was either too hard or too soft. Until I discovered I could make this dish hands-free and almost perfect is my Instant Pot.

Chicken chunks in white rice in a yellow and green flowed bowl with a fork on the right side salt and pepper on top of the rice

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Retro Chicken & Rice Casserole 🐔

If you remember you mixed the raw rice with Campbell Cream of Mushroom Soup, then the same can is full of milk, layer this in a 13 x 9 casserole pan, my favorite is here and put the chicken on top. You bake covered with aluminum foil in the oven at 350° for one hour then remove the foil and bake for 15 minutes more.

Most of the time when I made the rice was crunchy which happened one night when we had my best friends over for a dinner party. 🤦‍♀️

Electric Pressure Cooker – Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Dinner

When I first discovered the Instant Pot and electric pressure cooking I found the trick to making this recipe even easier and foolproof.  I can make the rice in the Instant Pot and keep it warm in the oven in a casserole dish.

Then I make the chicken separate in the cream of mushroom soup & milk sauce. This way the rice is perfect and the chicken is perfect. Then all you do is serve it together.

This dish is great in the fall when the leaves are changing as the dish is warm, creamy, and satisfying. It’s also great in the summer when you want to just throw something in the Instant Pot, go back to work out in the yard, or play with the kids and have dinner done in a snap.

(This has even worked for my picky eaters as they love rice and you can always rinse off the sauce from the chicken and have plain chicken with plain rice)

I know your family will love this dish. You will love it also as it is a modern trick to a classic dinner that will remind you of home.

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A fork with the chicken and some of the rice up close, out of focus in the background the yellow and green flowered trim bowl on a gray wood table and a gray towel

Items You Will Need for Instant Pot Cream Of Mushroom Soup Chicken and Rice Dinner

  • Instant Pot
  • Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
  • Rice
  • 6 to 8 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup of water to build up pressure

How to Make Instant Pot Cream Of Mushroom Soup Chicken and Rice Dinner

If you only have one Instant Pot you have several options. Make the rice first remove from the Instant Pot. Transfer the cooked rice to an oven-safe-covered dish and keep warm while the chicken cooks.

The second option is to Cook the rice on the stovetop while the Chicken in the Cream of Mushroom Soup cooks in the Instant Pot.

Our family also likes to make pre-cooked Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in the microwave when time is short and the kids are impatient. The best healthy option is to cook brown rice in the Instant Pot and keep it warm. However, when little ones are hungry and you are in a time crunch the pre-cooked packed will work.

How to Make the Chicken In the Instant Pot

  1. In the Instant Pot add the canned soup, water, and chicken breasts. The Chicken can be thawed or frozen. The more frozen the chicken the longer the Instant Pot takes to get up to pressure. The cooking process does not start until it is at pressure and the lid can no longer move.
  2. Put the lid on, set it to “seal” and set the timer for 15 minutes. Allow releasing of the pressure naturally, about another 10 minutes until the lid can be removed.
  3. Next: Put the rice, water, salt & oil in a smaller pressure cooker set to the rice setting (or high pressure for 4 minutes. If you only have one Instant Pot no problem, just cook your rice on the stovetop like regular.
  4. After the 10 minutes of natural release, give the chicken a stir and serve over rice. 

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Chicken

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Chicken features tender boneless breasts smothered in a rich and velvety sauce. Make this tonight in less than an hour! Say hello to your new favorite comfort food meal! This Instant Pot chicken and mushrooms recipe packs a ton of flavor and will surely be requested again and again.

Pressure cooker meals are some of my favorite ways to make dishes during a busy week. After a hectic day, there’s nothing better than tossing in all of my prepped ingredients and letting it do the rest!

I also enjoy skillet recipes like this chicken pot pie with a drop biscuit topping or cheesy pasta tossed in a sun-dried tomato sauce. If you’re a fan of mushrooms, you’ll especially love my Salisbury steak with homemade gravy!

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instant pot cream of mushroom chicken on a plate

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom – Tips and Tricks

  • Brown it first. This will give the poultry a really beautiful color on the outside and help seal in all those delicious juices.
  • Prefer dark meat? You can always substitute an equal weight of boneless thighs for the breasts. However, you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Deglaze! Add some stock or broth to the Instant Pot and get all the brown bits up before adding your meat. This will ensure that nothing burns on the bottom during the pressure cooking portion.


Mushroom Chicken (Instant Pot)

  • Make sure it’s cooked through. Use a thermometer to ensure that your meat is fully cooked. Or slice into one of the pieces – it’s done if the center is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
mushroom chicken instant pot  ingredients

Serving Suggestions

This deliciously creamy mushroom chicken recipe can be wonderfully paired with so many of your favorite side dishes!

Whip up a green salad for a simple dinner or plate it over white rice with a side of green beans or asparagus.

Craving extra comfort? Spoon each serving over mashed potatoes or freshly cooked pasta instead!

mushrooms in instant pot

Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms

To see us make this from start to finish, watch the video in this post.

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Instant Pot – A total time saver for so many great recipes! You’ll need a larger size for this recipe, at least 6 quarts.
  • Heat-resistant spoon or spatula – Perfect for scraping up those browned bits and stirring the sauce as it thickens.
  • Instant Read Kitchen Thermometer – This makes it easy to ensure your meat is at the correct temperature and is safe to eat!
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Instant Pot Recipes with Mushrooms

Welcome to instant pot recipes with mushrooms, your best resource for flavor-packed, time-saving, easy-to-make instant pot recipes with mushrooms. This is a type of food that everyone loves to eat because it is easy to cook and delicious. We usually have this as an appetizer when we have guests over for dinner. If you’re looking for instant pot recipes with mushrooms, you’ve come to the right place.

Instant Pots are everywhere these days. And the pressure cooker isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s versatile and easy to use, making it a great kitchen tool for busy moms like me. That’s why I decided to make a list of Instant Pot recipes with mushrooms.



Pressure-cooked with sliced mushrooms in cream of chicken soup, this chicken freezer meal recipe is quick, easy, and out of this world! Try serving it atop your favorite pasta or alongside some mashed potatoes and steamed peas.

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  • 2 pounds quarter Chicken, Boneless Breasts
  • 13 ⅓ ounces Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ⅓ cups sliced Mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ⅔ teaspoons Garlic Powder

Serving Day Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water


  • 1 Round Disposable Container, 64 oz

Freeze For Later


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 chicken equally among indicated number of round freezer containers.
  2. Mix soup, mushrooms, and seasonings in a large bowl. Pour soup mix over chicken.
  3. Seal, label, and freeze.

Make From Frozen


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 the cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in an indicated container.**
  3. Add water and frozen contents lock the lid into place and seal the steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
  6. Remove the chicken and change the setting to saute to thicken the sauce for a few minutes.


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 of fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Add water and chicken to the Instant Pot.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour them on top of the chicken.
  4. Lock the lid into place and seal the steam nozzle.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  6. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
  7. Remove the chicken and change the setting to saute to thicken the sauce for a few minutes.

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Health Benefits of Eating Chicken

Chicken is a great source of protein. Get to know the various health benefits of eating chicken as well as how to cook in a healthy way.

Chicken is one of the most valued foods among people of all ages, throughout the world. Not only it forms a crucial part of various culinary traditions but it is also highly nutritious and delicious to taste. A great source of protein, chicken has been linked to a long list of health benefits. Here are 7 amazing health benefits of eating chicken.

1. Helps build muscles

Chicken is one of the best non-vegetarian sources of protein. It is lean meat, which means that it contains more amount of proteins and less amount of fat. A 100g serving of roasted chicken offers you 31g of protein, making it great for those who want to bulk up and build muscles.

2. Keeps your bones healthy

Apart from protein, chicken is rich in several minerals like phosphorus and calcium, which helps keeps bones in mint condition. Also, it has selenium which has been known to cut the risk of arthritis.

3. Relieves stress

Chicken has two nutrients that are great for reducing stress tryptophan and Vitamin B5. Both of them have a calming effect on your body and this makes chicken an excellent option after a stressful day. Also, it tastes great and that too adds to its stress-releasing, happiness-inducing properties. Read our mega guide on how to deal with stress.

4. Reduces PMS symptoms

Magnesium, a nutrient present in chicken helps soothe symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome and fight the various mood changes that a woman might experience during her periods. Here are more tips on dealing with PMS.

5. Helps boost testosterone levels

Men should consume foods rich in zinc as it helps regulate testosterone levels as well as boost sperm production.

6. Boosts immunity

Chicken soup has long been used as a home remedy for relieving colds, flu and other common respiratory infections. The hot steam of chicken soup helps clear nasal and throat congestion while the thick fluid coats the throat to prevent invasion of respiratory linings by microbes to cause infection. A study evaluating this effect suggested that chicken soup inhibits the migration of neutrophils, a type of immune cell, thereby preventing inflammation during common infections and boosting immunity.

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7. Promotes heart health

Chicken, being rich in vitamin B6, plays an important role in preventing heart attacks. Vitamin B6 helps by lowering the levels of homocysteine, one of the key components linked to an increased risk of a heart attack. Besides, chicken is also a good source of niacin which helps lower cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease development. The American Heart Association also recommends the consumption of chicken over red meat since it contains less amount of saturated fats and is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids that exhibit beneficial cardiovascular effects.

8. Promotes Eye Health:

Chicken is high in retinol, alpha, 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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10. Lessens PMS Symptoms

PMS problems are common in women. Women eat healthy foods to stay away from these bodily problems. What if we would say that consuming chicken lessens their problems to a large extent? Yes, the magnesium present in the chicken reduces the symptoms of PMS problems and helps in fighting the various mood swings of women during menstruation or periods.

11. Bolsters Immunity

In this covid era, immunity has a significant role to play. Of course, you would have known by now. More often than not, we tend to ignore the basic needs of our bodies. We do not know what our body wants. Sooner or later, we tend to consume immunity-boosting products from the market. So it’s better to eat homemade cooked chicken to avoid unnecessary problems in the future. Chicken soup is a great remedy for increasing immunity. Our immunity prevents inflammation during the common cold and other virals. Better to have healthy chicken with your loved ones.

12. Healthy Heart

There is an old cliche saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well, in this hectic life, we try to eat all apples in a single day which might have adverse effects on our bodies and our heart. Being a rich source of Vitamin B6, chicken can be your best bet for improving heart health. It reduces cholesterol, and homocysteine in our heart and makes it cool and healthy.
Hope you will take care of your health and soul and consume the chicken dishes to gain positive effects on your body.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different mushrooms? 

Sure! I find that white button or baby Bellas work best for Instant Pot chicken and mushrooms, but you can certainly try a different variety as well.

Baby Bellas (also known as cremini) are simply young portobello mushrooms and typically have a firmer texture. They are also extra savory, so stick with the white buttons if you prefer a milder flavor.

Can I save leftover Instant Pot cream of mushroom chicken?

Allow the dish to cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it for up to 4 days.

Reheat leftovers in a pan on the stove, adding a few splashes of broth as needed for moisture.

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