Gluten-free Instant Pot Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice Recipe

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Gluten-free Instant Pot Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice is an easy dinner idea. Italian dressing gives rice just the right amount of zing and flavor, and a slightly different spin on a warm dish. 

Gluten-free Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice Recipe For The Instant Pot From Val's Kitchen

We eat a lot of rice. It’s affordable, versatile, and in many cases gluten-free. I was looking for a way to give a warm rice dish a zesty feel and decided to use the salad dressing that I use when I make one of my pasta salads. It gave it just the right amount of zing and flavor, and a slightly different spin on a warm dish. Everyone enjoyed it, particularly my youngest, and we will be making it again. Here’s how I made it.

Gluten-free Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice For The Instant Pot

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup “zesty” Italian dressing (I used Robusto Italian)
  • 9 oz Perdue Short Cuts Italian Chicken
  • 2-4 oz shredded cheese (I used a blend of cheddar, jack and colby)
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.

Rinse the rice and place into the pressure cooker.

Pour water and Italian dressing into the pot.

Set to manual 4 to cook.

Cut the chicken into chunks.

Once the rice has cooked do a quick release and open the Instant Pot.

Add the shredded cheese and the chicken in and stir well.

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

Gluten-free Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice Recipe For The Instant Pot From Val's Kitchen

Gluten-free Instant Pot Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice

Gluten-free Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice Recipe For The Instant Pot From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup "zesty" Italian dressing
  • 9 oz Perdue Short Cuts Italian Chicken
  • 2-4 oz shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Spray the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse the rice and place into the pressure cooker. Pour water and Italian dressing into the pot. Set to manual 4 to cook. Cut the chicken into chunks. Once the rice has cooked do a quick release and open the Instant Pot. Add the shredded cheese and the chicken in and stir well. Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

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    19 comments

    Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 27, 2016 - 5:52 am

    That sounds so yum! My whole family is going to love this.

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    Lisa January 5, 2020 - 4:46 pm

    I am in the middle of this recipe and just realized it does not tell you how long to cook after to you add the chicken . Am I missing something?

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    valmg January 12, 2020 - 2:37 pm

    Hi.The chicken used in this recipe was Perdue Short Cuts which is already cooked.

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    patricia Marsden April 27, 2016 - 6:33 am

    Gluten free–a lot is UNLESS one adds many kinds of flour, emulsifier, food starch, modified food starch, dextrin, maltodextrin and/or vegetable gum.

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    Heather Johnson April 27, 2016 - 9:53 am

    This Gluten-free Zesty Italian Chicken And Rice sounds super yummy. I love easy recipes, and I love rice.

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    Mariana April 27, 2016 - 3:09 pm

    Looks delicious and so easy to make! I think I actually have all the ingredients on hand so I just might try it!

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    Audrey April 27, 2016 - 3:27 pm

    We aren’t gluten free but I have ben watching out gluten intake. I am going to have to try this, I think having a couple of

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    Neely Moldovan April 27, 2016 - 6:22 pm

    This sounds like a great easy weeknight recipe. Our biggest issue is finding variety and this would be great to try

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    Liz Mays April 27, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    I love that dressing. I can see how it would really give great flavor to chicken.

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    Eileen April 28, 2016 - 12:57 pm

    We love chicken, rice and Robusto Italian dressing. So this is a perfect recipe for my family. Cant wait to try it

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    Amanda McMahon April 29, 2016 - 9:04 am

    I use a pressure cooker and love how quickly it can cook foods. It seems like the instant pot does a similar thing.

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    Carrie May 6, 2016 - 12:12 am

    Yummy! This looks incredible!

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    STEPHANIE smith January 24, 2017 - 3:10 pm

    Can you use brown rice? How would that change cooking?

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    valmg January 26, 2017 - 5:39 am

    I don’t see any reason you can’t use brown rice. I can’t say for sure if it would change the cooking time though. I’d try it and just watch carefully, if I had to guess cooking time would be very similar if not the same.

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    Elizabeth February 3, 2017 - 11:45 am

    New to instant pot. What does set to manual 4 to cook mean? Hit manual then hit down button until it says 4?

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    valmg April 17, 2017 - 8:58 am

    Hi Elizabeth. Great question. Yes that’s exactly right.Press the manual button and then the plus or minus to get to 4.

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    Karen LaBarre April 17, 2018 - 7:09 pm

    My PIcky eaters my daughter who need to be on the diet and husband loved this

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    Julie May 12, 2018 - 9:34 am

    Hello! This sounds so delicious but I had A quick question; do you cook the chicken before hand? Or do you add it raw to the pot? Thanks for your help.

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    valmg May 30, 2018 - 8:03 am

    I used a pre-cooked packaged chicken, Perdue Short Cuts.

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