Camping Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

If you’re tired of planning extensive meals for your camping trip and want something simple and quick, this camping recipe is the way to go. You’ll love that you can prep a few ingredients, follow a couple of quick steps and let it cook. Get the full Instant Pot chicken and rice recipe below.

chicken and rice


Recipe is adapted from one found on

  • 1 Lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 Shallots 
  • 2-3 Large carrots 
  • 1 c. Mushrooms
  • 2 Cloves of fresh garlic 
  • 1 1/2 c. Uncooked white jasmine rice
  • 2 c. Chicken stock
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Wash and dry all produce.
  2. Dice shallots and carrots.
  3. Mince the garlic.
  4. Slice mushrooms.
  5. Chop the thyme leaves until you have 2 tbsps
  6. Rinse the uncooked rice under cold water until the water runs clear. If you don’t do this step, the rice will burn in the Pot.
  7. Pat dry the chicken thighs with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Coat the Instant Pot’s interior with cooking spray.
  9. Set the Pot to sauté at a normal level and preheat until hot.
  10. Add thighs to the Pot and sear for 4 minutes on each side.
  11. Remove from the Pot and set aside to rest.
  12. Deglaze the pan by adding 1/4 c. chicken broth to the Pot and scraping with a wooden spoon until all stuck spots have lifted away.
  13. Add shallots, mushrooms, and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the garlic. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  14. Pour in the remaining chicken stock, rice, and thyme. Stir until combined.
  15. Add the chicken thighs to the top of the rice and place the lid on. Lock it, and set the valve to seal.
  16. Cook for 8 minutes on manual high-pressure and naturally release for 10 minutes. Do not use the quick release until ten minutes of natural release are up.
  17. Once all the pressure is released, carefully remove the lid and use two forks to shred the chicken.
  18. Serve hot!

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