Spiced Chicken and Rice, Instant Pot

Chicken & Rice

If you like hotter spices you could add red pepper flakes.


  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp za’atar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs minced, fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice


  • Combine all ingredients except chicken, rice and broth.
  • Put chicken in a dish, spoon marinade / sauce over the top. 
  • Turn to coat chicken and let marinate 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Put rice and broth in the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  • Arrange chicken thighs on rice.
  • Spoon marinade / sauce over thighs.
  • Secure cover, set Instant Pot to High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release.
  • Spoon chicken and rice into a serving bowl and serve


Substitute plain yogurt or sour cream for the Greek yogurt.
The cooking time includes coming up to pressure.


Keywords: spicy chicken, instant pot, rice

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