Quick And Easy Chicken And Rice Recipe In A Pressure Cooker
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Want something tasty and yummy food for lunch or dinner? 

You can try this chicken and rice recipe in a pressure cooker. You will get the same taste as the chicken and rice recipe when you prepare it in a pressure cooker without having to worry about too many utensils to clean. This is relatively easy and you can save time without spending a lot of effort.

So, what is chicken and rice?

The Chicken and Rice recipe is commonly called Biryani and it is a quick and easy lunch or dinner recipe that is loved by many. It is a simple recipe that involves using partially cooked rice and marinated meat. Also, vegetables are added to this recipe.  This recipe is perfect for holidays or weekends or if you want a filling meal.

In India, where it is frequently offered at roadside food vendors, chicken biryani is a well-liked dish. It is popular among all the non-vegetarian foodies. This is the preferred food choice for social gatherings and to celebrate happy occasions. 

How to Prepare Chicken and Rice Recipe in Pressure Cooker?

A comforting lunch or dinner made with rice and chicken recipe is ideal for any day of the week. There are several ways to prepare chicken and rice recipes in a pressure cooker. You can use Golden Sella basmati rice or rice of any other type of rice. You can even use common seasonings like paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic and onion powder, chilli pepper, and salt to season the boneless, skinless chicken legs.

This dish takes much less cooking time than when you cook it without a pressure cooker.

 ASIN ID - B00SX03I80   


  • Dried Oregano
  • Tomato Paste
  • Garlic – required amounts
  • Coarsely Chopped Onions- 2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Garlic Gloves- Fresh
  • Vegetable Oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Basmati Rice
  • Chicken Pieces
  • Turmeric- 2 teaspoons
  • Chilli Powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – as required
  • Coarsely chopped coriander – ½ cup
  • Coarsely chopped mint- ½ cup
  • Yoghurt - optional

Recipe for Making Chicken and Rice Recipe in Pressure Cooker:

  • The first step is to rinse the rice under water. if you are using basmati rice then soak it for 30 minutes.
  • Now, take the chicken pieces and marinate them with turmeric, chilli powder, salt, and yoghurt. Garam masala powder is another option for good taste.
  • Now take the pressure cooker, and add some oil to it. When the oil is heated, then add dry spices and bay leaves. Sauté them until fragrant. 
  • Remove them and in the same oil, add the onions and fry them until they become golden brown.
  • Now, add the chicken which is marinated on medium flame. Cook till the chicken becomes tender.
  • Now add the tomato paste, or you can even add the chopped tomatoes. Mix them all together till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  • Now, add the chopped coriander and mint leaves and cook till the moisture evaporates.
  • Add some water or coconut milk and salt to the mixture.
  • When the water is boiling, add the basmati drained rice.
  • Now Stir well, and cover the cooker with the lid. Until the rice is cooked keep it on medium flame and wait till 1 whistle.
  • After the pressure is released, remove the lid and let it stay for 5 minutes.
  • Tips for making Chicken and Rice Recipes in Pressure Cooker:
  • Clean the rice with water gently 3 times. This makes the rice to come fluffy, and it will not make the rice sticky.
  • Do not directly add the basmati rice. Allow it to soak for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Also, you can use chicken masala powder instead of adding all the spices.
  • If you use yoghurt, then the biryani will be delicious.
  • Do not miss the coriander or mint leaves, as the leaves add more taste to the recipe.
  • In the middle of cooking, if you find that it takes some more water, you can add some more water.
  • freezer chicken breasts or any other freezer poultry as such is not advised. Before preparing, make sure that every poultry component you plan to use has been thawed fully.
  • Take the cooker, which has a high thickness at the bottom of the pan. 
  • Carefully check the rice while cooking. If not checked properly, the rice will be burnt at the bottom of the cooker.
  • Add the water as per the type of rice taken. If you are taking the golden Sella Basmati rice, add 1½ cup water for 1 cup of rice.
  • If you are taking pure basmati rice, you need to add 1 1/3 cups of water for 1 cup of rice.
  • If you are taking long-grain brown rice, you also need to add 1½ cups of water to a cup of rice. But, this type of rice takes more time, approximately 20 minutes.
  • You can also add some more onions to the recipe for garnish. Even you can use green onions for garnish.
  • This recipe tastes very good with the onion raita.

So, this is how you can prepare chicken and rice recipes in the pressure cooker. We hope you enjoy our quick and easy take on this classic Indian lunch dish.