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Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is a hearty chicken dinner recipe with a bit of a kick.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

This cheesy chicken and rice is tossed in buffalo wing sauce and ranch dressing.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

This Instant Pot chicken recipe takes about thirty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this buffalo chicken dish, I started by cutting some boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized chunks.

raw chicken breast chunks on a cutting board

Then I set my Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.

I added a dab of margarine to the pot.

Then I added the chicken breast chunks to the pot.

raw chicken breast chunks in an Instant Pot

I left the chicken pieces to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turned off.

The chicken breast chunks were still slightly pink.

chicken breast chunks cooking in an Instant Pot

Then I added some condensed chicken broth and water to the pot.

chicken breast chunks in broth in an Instant Pot

I added some long grain white rice to the pot.

long grain white rice on top of chicken in broth in an Instant Pot

I gently pushed the rice around until it was all submerged in the liquid, but did not stir.

rice and chicken breast in broth in an Instant Pot

Then I added some salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.

spices on top of chicken and rice in broth in an Instant Pot

I also added some buffalo sauce to the pot.

buffalo sauce and spices on top of chicken broth, chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

Then I added some diced celery and onions to the pot.

diced celery, diced onions and buffalo sauce on top of chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was finished cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and performed a quick release.

I removed the lid from the Instant Pot.

buffalo chicken and rice after pressure cooking

Then I stirred the contents well.

buffalo chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I added some ranch dressing and shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot.

shredded cheese and ranch dressing on top of chicken and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred just until the cheese was melted.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Then the cheesy buffalo chicken and rice was ready to serve.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

I used mild buffalo sauce for just a bit of a kick but you could use hot if you prefer.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious Instant Pot chicken recipe, then you need to try this Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice!

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice:

  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 10.5 oz condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice:

  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite sized chunks.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  3. Add a dab or margarine or butter to the pot.
  4. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot.
  5. Leave the chicken breast pieces to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  6. The chicken will still be slightly pink.
  7. Add the condensed chicken broth and water to the pot.
  8. Add the long grain white rice to the pot and gently spread it out until it is submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  9. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.
  10. Add the buffalo sauce, diced celery and diced onions to the pot.
  11. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  12. When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  13. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir the contents well.
  14. Add the ranch dressing and shredded cheese to the pot.
  15. Stir just until the cheese is melted.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Rice is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe loaded with chicken breast chunks, long grain white rice, diced celery, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese.

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 10.5 oz condensed chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite sized chunks.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  3. Add a dab or margarine or butter to the pot.
  4. Add the chicken breast chunks to the pot.
  5. Leave the chicken breast pieces to cook, stirring occasionally, until the Instant Pot turns off.
  6. The chicken will still be slightly pink.
  7. Add the condensed chicken broth and water to the pot.
  8. Add the long grain white rice to the pot and gently spread it out until it is submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  9. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pot.
  10. Add the buffalo sauce, diced celery and diced onions to the pot.
  11. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  12. When the Instant Pot is finished cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and perform a quick release.
  13. Remove the lid from the Instant Pot and stir the contents well.
  14. Add the ranch dressing and shredded cheese to the pot.
  15. Stir just until the cheese is melted.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

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