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Instant Pot Sunshine Chicken

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Chicken tenderloins and rice simmered in orange juice and seasoned with turmeric makes a bright yellow, sunny dish that has great flavor and takes only minutes to prepare.


  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 cups uncooked converted rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Pour orange juice and water into Instant Pot. Sprinkle in the rice. Sprinkle in the ground mustard, brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. 
  2. Season the chicken with turmeric, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and pepper and place into the pot on top of the rice. 
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. 
  4. Serve chicken and rice and top with chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot