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Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl

Instant Pot Mediterranean Greek Shredded Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl is a quick and easy pressure cooker recipe perfect for meal prep and weeknight dinners! This bowl includes fresh red pepper hummus, tzatziki sauce, and kalamata olives. The chicken breasts are seasoned with turmeric, thyme, and paprika.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and rice, greek, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
instant pot come to pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 426kcal
Author Brandi Crawford

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups brown basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper (If you prefer a kick)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons hummus I used Trader Joe's
  • 4 tablespoons tzatziki sauce
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with the thyme, cumin, turmeric, paprika, red pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken to the pot with the chicken broth.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps to indicate it is finished, allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes instead of quick release.
  • Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot. Using a large knife and fork, shred the chicken.
  • Rinse the brown rice with water in a large bowl. Drain the water from the rice.
  • Add the rice to the Instant Pot with 2 1/2 cups of water.
  • Cook for 22 minutes on Manual > High-Pressure Cooking.
  • Allow the steam to release naturally for 10 minutes instead of quick release.
  • Remove the rice from the pot.
  • Create the rice bowls with equal amounts of rice, shredded chicken, olives, 1 tablespoon feta cheese, 1 tablespoon hummus, and 1 tablespoon tzatziki sauce.

Notes

I chose to cook the chicken first before the rice because once the rice is cooked, the Instant Pot will become sticky. This makes the process easier.
You can make your own hummus using the following:
1 15oz can chickpeas
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
salt to taste
Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal