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Instant Pot Chicken & Rice Casserole With Spinach

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Everything but the rice goes into the Instant Pot frozen and comes out the most glorious chicken and rice casserole with spinach.



1 1/2 cups brown rice

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt

4 frozen chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)

12oz. frozen spinach

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


In the Instant Pot, add rice, water, and salt

Place frozen chicken on top, with frozen spinach on top of that

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Close the lid of the Instant Pot and push the toggle toward "sealing"

Press Manual and use the +- to set the time to 45 minutes

When the timer goes off push the toggle toward venting* and vent the steam

Once vented, open the lid and sprinkle on cheese.  Close the lid for at least 4 minutes*


I use a long handled spoon to push the toggle toward venting, keeping my hands away from the steam.

You can leave this casserole in the Instant Pot until you are ready to eat.  It takes about 4 minutes to melt the cheese.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American

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