Instant Pot No Peek Chicken–that easy 3-ingredient chicken and rice recipe from your childhood that has cream of mushroom soup in it. Only this time it’s made in your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot No Peek Chicken
In the 365 Days of Instant Pot Recipes Facebook group LeAnn asked the question, “I have a old family recipe called NO PEEK CHICKEN and I’m wondering if It SHOULD be converted to IP Recipe? And If so HOW? I’ve not really done any converted recipes.” LeAnn’s version of No Peek Chicken had rice, cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix. My version is a little different. It has 3 main ingredients–chicken, rice and cream of mushroom soup. I used to make this recipe all the time in college. It was as easy as can be!
This is the kind of stuff I do all the time! I look at old recipes or recipes that I love and figure out how to make them into Instant Pot recipes. Some are a natural fit and work quite well . Others really shouldn’t be made into an Instant Pot or slow cooker recipe.
This Instant Pot no peek chicken actually worked quite well as an Instant Pot recipe with a few workarounds. In the original recipe the cream of mushroom soup is stirred together with the water in a 9×13 inch pan to create a sauce. In the Instant Pot version the cream of mushroom soup really shouldn’t touch the bottom of the pot or else you may get the burn signal and the pot will have a hard time reaching pressure. So I carefully scooped the soup over the top of the chicken. I also chose to go with brown rice because my chicken was frozen and I wanted the chicken and rice to cook at the same rate. Plus we just really like brown rice at my house. The rice ended up being creamy and cooked perfectly.
If you’re looking for an EASY chicken and rice recipe that you can make quickly. This is it! Perfect for crazy weeknights or college students.
What traditional recipe would you love to see as an Instant Pot recipe?
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot No Peek Chicken I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.Print
That easy 3-ingredient chicken and rice recipe from your childhood that has cream of mushroom soup in it. Only this time it’s made in your Instant Pot.
- 1 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
- 1 ¼ cup water
- 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs (frozen is okay)
- 1 (10 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Pour the brown rice evenly into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Pour in the water. Place the chicken evenly on top. Scoop the cream of mushroom soup over the top of the chicken (try not to let the soup touch bottom of Instant Pot). Sprinkle the chicken with paprika and pepper.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 22 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Stir the chicken and rice together.
- Serve and enjoy!
Instead of cream of mushroom you can use cream of chicken soup in its place.
I haven’t tried this recipe with white rice yet. But if I did I would use 1 cup white rice and 1.5 cups water. Plus I would use thawed chicken breasts that are 1 inch thick (or sliced to be 1 inch thick). Then I would cook for 5 minutes with a 10 minute NPR.
See here for a recipe that is similar to this but without the cream of mushroom soup.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. If you want to use an 8 quart pot you can 1 ½ times the recipe for optimal cooking results. You can also make this in a 3 quart pot. Just increase the cooking time by 2 minutes.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
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