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Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Rice

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Tender bites of chicken with smoky bacon, chopped spinach, parmesan cheese and creamy rice. 


  • 2 scant cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or bone-in chicken pieces (frozen is okay)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp dry ranch dressing mix (I use Hidden Valley)
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped spinach
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Layer broth, rice, chicken, garlic powder, ranch dressing mix, tomato sauce and cream cheese into the Instant Pot.
  2. Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 22 minutes on high pressure. When time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  3. Stir in the bacon, spinach and parmesan. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken and rice. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot