Gluten-free Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs And Rice Recipe

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This Chicken Meatballs And Rice recipe is made easily in one pot by cooking the rice right in the Instant Pot in the sauce. This affordable and simple recipe is gluten-free if made as instructed. Using the Instant Pot makes this an easy one-pot meal perfect for any busy night.

Instant Pot Gluten-free Chicken Meatballs And Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Meatballs are always a hit here. Once in a while I make chicken meatballs. Serving the chicken meatballs over rice also removes the need for expensive gluten-free bread, known for not always tasting that great. The tomatoes help liven up the flavor of the chicken, which can tend to be bland. I can usually adapt regular meatballs to be gluten-free by replacing the regular bread crumbs with gluten-free bread cumbs. Or if you don’t have those, you can replace with instant potato flakes as I did in this recipe. The taste isn’t all that different, but the meatball will have a slightly different texture. My son loves bread, but gluten-free bread is expensive and doesn’t taste as good as some other things, which is why I made this particular batch of meatballs with rice, which also keeps the recipe relatively inexpensive and gluten-free. Here’s how I make Gluten-free Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs And Rice in the Instant Pot.

Gluten-free Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs And Rice

Equipment Needed

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  • Instant Pot
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups

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Makes large 12 meatballs

Meatball ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup instant potato flakes (be sure they’re gluten-free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Sauce ingredients

  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning


  • 2 cups Minute Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instant Pot Gluten-free Chicken Meatballs And Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Place the sauce ingredients into the Instant Pot and stir.

Place the ingredients for the meatballs into a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Form meatballs.

Place the uncooked meatballs into the sauce.

Set the Instant Pot to cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.

Do a quick pressure release.

Add the rice to the Instant Pot.

Recover the Instant Pot and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the shredded parmesan cheese to the rice and stir well.

Add the meatballs back into the Instant Pot and stir.

Serve immediately.

If you’re looking for other Instant Pot rice recipes, be sure to check out my recipes for Instant Pot Beefy Broccoli Rice, Instant Pot Ham And Pineapple Rice, Gluten-free Instant Pot Cheesy Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Rice, Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Rice, and Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice.

Instant Pot Gluten-free Chicken Meatballs And Rice Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Anosa August 9, 2017 - 7:56 am

I am glad you’ve added in alternatives, I would never have thought to use potatoes flakes for this recipe. Looks delicious

candy August 9, 2017 - 8:10 am

Can’t go wrong with meatballs. I always keep some homemade meatballs in the freezer for quick meals. Rice feeds and goes a long way when feeding a family.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom August 9, 2017 - 8:11 am

I’ve used corn flakes but I’ve never thought to use potato flakes. My doctor told me to really cut back on carbs so I put ricotta in my meatballs.

Heather August 9, 2017 - 10:01 am

I keep hearing about this instant pot but I have no room in my kitchen for more stuff. This looks yummy though!

Jeanette August 9, 2017 - 10:13 am

This looks awesome! I’m not even gluten-free and I would definitely make these any day the week. Friend of mine has to be gluten-free and she’s always looking for recipes also. I’m going to show her this post.

Ladonna Maxwell Dennis August 9, 2017 - 12:02 pm

I love meatballs! I’m glad that you’ve posted a gluten-free recipe, as I have friends that have celiac’s disease.

Jolina August 9, 2017 - 1:27 pm

Meatballs are always a bit hit here too! We don’t need to go gluten free but those potato flakes sound really interesting.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy August 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

I have never tried meatballs with rice before! My daughter would love this for lunch at school!

Pam August 9, 2017 - 5:15 pm

All of your instant pot recipes sound really good. It makes me want to get one to see what I can whip up!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh August 9, 2017 - 5:45 pm

Ahhh, the instant pot is everywhere! I’ve added it to my Christmas list. 🙂 Until then I’ll figure out some other way to make this comfort food.

Claudia Krusch August 9, 2017 - 6:15 pm

I am always looking for new gluten free recipes to try. I will definitely add this recipe to my meal plan for next week. I love using my Instant Pot.

Carol Cassara August 10, 2017 - 1:48 am

You see, this is why I love my instant pot! There are so many recipes that you can cook using it and it’s just worth it. I’d love to give this one a try when my nieces and nephews come over. I’m sure they’re going to love it.

Our Family World August 10, 2017 - 2:09 am

My family and I are not on any special diet/dietary restriction but we are always open to try other options, such as this gluten free meatballs. I have to remember to bookmark your page for Instant Pot recipes. This one looks amazing!

Ali || Veggies by Candlelight August 10, 2017 - 8:27 am

This looks so delicious. I’d love to make this my SIL is gluten free and this would be perfect!

Melissa Dixon August 10, 2017 - 9:12 am

This looks really good. I am all about meatballs, I have to try these out!

Kita Bryant August 10, 2017 - 2:37 pm

I made a chicken meatball not too long ago. These look delicious and sounds like dinner!

gingermommy August 10, 2017 - 6:48 pm

This looks absolutely marvelous! I’ve had a really great things and seen really great recipes for the instant pot. I may have to give it a shot

Sandy N Vyjay August 10, 2017 - 11:38 pm

I am sure my bestie would love to try out this recipe. She is always looking for gluten free recipes. I am going to share it with her. She will love it.

Dr. K. Lee Banks August 13, 2017 - 11:25 pm

These look delicious! My daughter has celiac disease and is always looking for new gluten-free recipes. I’ll be sharing this one with her!


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