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Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole is an incredible and easy weeknight dinner. The Instant Pot Duo just simplified my life even more. With the crisping lid, you get that golden cheese on top of this chicken and rice casserole! 

You all know I love my Instant Pot, well the duo has already stolen my heart! It is a pressure cooker and has a crisping lid that acts as an air fryer. It is the perfect holiday gift for anyone who cooks in the kitchen. 

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Broccoli cheddar chicken and rice is one of my husband’s favorite dishes! I wanted to surprise him tonight with dinner after a busy week checking off my honey do list. 

He commented on  how amazing the casserole was, and I told him it was my new kitchen gadget. He was pretty impressed! 

Can I Make This if I Just Have An Instant Pot

If you don’t own the duo you can still make this! Just cook the casserole as directed below then pour into a dish and sprinkle on the cheese. Then toss in the oven and broil for that toasted cheese topping! 

It’s an extra step or two but trust me the toasted cheese on top really adds texture and flavor to this chicken casserole! 

Can I Leave Broccoli Out of Chicken and Rice Casserole

Yes you can leave the broccoli out of this casserole if you are not a fan. I personally love the flavor it adds but if you don’t have it or like it just skip it in the recipe

Do You Have to Cook The Rice Before Adding to Casserole 

No you will pour uncooked rice into your Instant Pot and cook it. No need to precooked rice for this casserole! 

I wanted a simple and easy dinner recipe you al could toss together in a hurry and I cut out all the extra steps! 

 Can I Use Precooked Chicken in this Chicken and Rice Casserole 

I love making chicken and then shredding and tossing in the freezer for quick meal prepping. I have used pre cooked shredded chicken in this recipe and it works fantastic. 

So if you have leftover rotisserie chicken go ahead and use it or pull some frozen chicken from the freezer. Keep cook time the same. If frozen it will just take longer for Instant Pot to come to pressure. 

What to Serve With Cheddar Chicken and Rice

How to Store Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole 

You will want to store your leftovers in the fridge for up to three days. Place in an airtight container and then reheat in microwave or warm in the oven. 

instant pot duo crisp broccoli cheddat chicken and rice casserole

If you warm up leftovers in the oven I recommend covering the pan with aluminum foil to prevent the casserole from drying out. 

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Instant Pot Duo Crisp Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken cut into 1" cubes
  • Season All seasoning
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 (10.75 oz)) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Cup crushed Ritz Crackers
  • 2 TBSP Melted Butter
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. Pour 1 Cup Water in your pot. Place broccoli in your Air fry basket. Place in your pot. Put on your pressure cooking lid. PC for 0 minutes. This will cook your broccoli perfectly. Once done, remove broccoli and put aside.
  2. Turn saute on. Put in 2 TBSP butter. Once butter starts to melt, add chicken in. Saute for a 3-5 minutes, adding chopped garlic around mid way point in cooking the chicken.
  3. Add rice.
  4. Add chicken broth. Give your rice a little push with the back of a spoon, just making sure it is mostly submerged in the broth.
  5. Add cream of chicken soup. Do not mix. Just leave it as it lands. Cover your pot with your pressure cooking lid.
  6. PC on low pressure for 12 minutes. Do a quick release.
  7. Remove your lid and give it a good stir. Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Carefully stir in broccoli.
  8. Spread 1 cup of shredded cheddar on the top.
  9. Melt the 2 TBSP butter and crumble up the crackers. Combine to form the topping for the casserole. Spread on top of the cheese.
  10. Put on your Air Fryer lid.
  11. Broil at 400 degrees for a few minutes to melt the cheese and crisp up the cracker crumbs.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 1102mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 40g

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Monday 14th of February 2022

Made this last night. Came out dry but added a little chicken broth and fixed it. Hubby says I better save this recipe


Saturday 29th of January 2022

After u do the broccoli do I remove the cup of water from the pot before proceeding with the butter?


Friday 7th of January 2022

You pc the broccoli for 0 minutes? Is that correct? I am confused


Friday 7th of January 2022

Yes 0 minutes. It will cook perfectly as it is coming to pressure

Lea Ann Panek

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

I made this exactly as written, including release times. Has great flavor, but the rice is absolutely raw! Was it supposed to be hi pressure? Or a longer natural release? Like this is not even close. So $18 in food to the trash and no dinner tonight.

Heather Graham

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

What if you use frozen broccoli? Can you skip first step and put in when you put rice in?

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