Instant Pot Chicken and Risotto

Instant Pot Chicken and Risotto

We show you how to make Instant Pot Chicken and Risotto. No more standing over a stove stirring and stirring to get creamy risotto! Once you make it in an Instant Pot, you’ll never make it any other way. Boneless chicken thighs help highlight this creamy dish.


  • 1 teaspoon each oregano, thyme, and paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Arborio rice (Risotto)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley for garnish


  • Turn on Instant Pot, and select Sauté function
  • Cut each chicken thigh in half
  • Mix oregano, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Add chicken and mix with spices
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in the Instant Pot
  • Brown chicken on both sides, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and set aside
  • In the Instant Pot, add one tablespoon of butter
  • Saute onion and cook until soft about 2 minutes.
  • Then add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds.
  • Add one tablespoon of butter in the Instant Pot, (still on saute)
  • Add rice, and stir constantly until coated, about 2 minutes.
  • Next, pour in wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom
  • Cook until wine is absorbed about 1 minute.
  • Add chicken stock, and chicken thighs, to the Instant pot and mix well.

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Select high pressure, and set timer for 5 minutes.
  • Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  • After 5 minutes, release pressure the quick-release method
  • Unlock and remove the lid.
  • Slowly stir in Parmesan cheese into the chicken and risotto.
  • Finally, Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve.
Chicken & Risotto Instant Pot Recipe
Chicken & Risotto Instant Pot Recipe

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If you liked this Risotto recipe try our microwave risotto recipe here or try this Instant pot dish, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

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