Ginger Chicken & Rice, Instant Pot; village church

We had one last dinner from the Instant Pot before it went on summer hiatus.

Okay, I don’t actually quit using it over the summer. I make a lot of beans (adzuki, pinto, cannellini, etc.) for salads and sides and I use it to make soup for the freezer with the vegetables from the potager. I just don’t use it to make dinner.

I, also, go on summer hiatus. Mon mari handles the outdoor cooking, smoking, and grilling.

Division of labor and all that….

This was a worthy final dish.

He added hot sauce. I was happy as is.

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Ginger Chicken & Rice, Instant Pot

Peanut butter and ginger add a hint of Thai flavors to this easy dish. Add your favorite hot sauce if you want more heat.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot


  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs peanut butter,
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice


  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Add 1 tbs olive oil, pepper, onion, and celery. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and sauté for remaining minute.
  • When done, broth, and stir well, scraping up any browned bits.
  • Add peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, and stir well.
  • Add rice and stir.
  • Arrange chicken thighs on rice.
  • 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


The cook time includes coming up to pressure and releasing.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 772
  • Sugar: 15.4 g
  • Sodium: 826.5 mg
  • Fat: 28.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.2 g
  • Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 67.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 281.4 mg

Keywords: ginger, chicken, rice, instant pot

Ginger Chicken & Rice

Things look different when one is riding a bike.

I have probably been through this village a few dozen times but never really noticed it before.

It really isn’t much more than an eye-blink:

This is it – 1 street that goes to that house and turns right & left to short dead-ends.

But it’s a lovely little spot…. Just look at the church (Don’t mind the car – there was someone doing work on the roof.)

Sadly, a lot of the churches are locked now, but it’s easy to get the key for a private tour.

Next time….

5 thoughts on “Ginger Chicken & Rice, Instant Pot; village church”

  1. What a pretty little church! You really do need a tour next time.

    I can’t tell from the pictures, but are the thighs boneless too? Or just skinless?

    HEY! I was actually able to finally get out in the yard and start working yesterday! The weather has warmed up even though the wind is still out of the north, but it’s been sunny enough to at least work so I’m playing catch up. Felt good, but I have a lot to do now because I’m at least a week behind.

    • Thighs are just skinless. I’m happy to skin them but can’t be bothered to bone them. We can only get them with skin and bone – and, usually, with leg attached. Reminds me of years ago when I used to skin and bone chicken breasts – as that was the only way. Times change.

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