Pressure Cooker Chinese Chicken and Rice

Easy, fast pressure cooker chicken and rice is the perfect one pot meal for busy weeknights. Tender chicken with fragrant rice is the ultimate comfort food.

Easy, fast pressure cooker chicken and rice is the perfect one pot meal for busy weeknights. Tender chicken, juicy mushrooms, and fragrant rice make the ultimate comfort food.

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Jacky loves to eat Chinese clay pot rice. The kind that’s cooked under an open fire with the flame so big that it wraps around the whole pot. Best if it’s cooked with a coal stove. We missed it so much that it was the first thing we ate in our last trip to Hong Kong. Ha! It’s the ultimate one pot meal that’s so comforting to eat.

When we don’t have the time or patience to make clay pot rice (when our tummies are protesting that is), we would make these EASY one pot meals in pressure cookers. Yes, this steamed rice won’t be the same without the scorched rice, but if you want a quick and easy meal that you can throw together in the last minute, this is it! 😀

There are so many variations of one pot rice we want to try!! The first one pot rice we’ve experimented is a Cantonese classic – Shiitake Mushroom Chicken and Rice 北菇滑雞蒸飯A bite of juicy mushroom with tender and moist chicken, paired with perfectly cooked fragrant rice full of chicken flavors. It’s so deliciously easy to eat.

one pot chinese pressure cooker chicken and rice ingredients

Ingredients For Chinese Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice:

The steps are simple, all you need to do is…

  • Chop the chicken drumsticks
  • Marinate
  • Rinse the rice
  • Throw everything in the pot

Easy, fast, and super convenient one pot meal. So awesome to make for the whole family on busy weeknights!

One Pot Chinese Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

Chinese Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice Tips

Please carefully measure the amount of water you use!! This is very critical. Don’t wing it. If you have too much water, the rice will end up mushy; if you have too little water, it’ll end up dry and hard, or even burnt!

Now it’s YOUR turn to take out your pressure cooker and cook some One Pot Chinese Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Chinese Takeout Recipes: Instant Pot Chinese Chicken and Rice

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

Easy, fast pressure cooker chicken and rice is the perfect one pot meal for busy weeknights. Tender chicken, juicy mushrooms, and fragrant rice make the ultimate comfort food.
4.76 from 29 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky


  • 6 dried shiitake mushrooms , marinated
  • 6 - 8 chicken drumsticks , marinated
  • 1 ½ cup (345g) Jasmine rice , rinse
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 ½ cup (375ml) water
  • Shredded ginger & green onions for garnish



  • Rehydrate Shiitake Mushrooms: Place the dried shiitake mushrooms in a small bowl. Rehydrate them with cold water for 20 minutes.
  • Marinate Chicken and Mushrooms: Chop the drumsticks into 2 pieces. Then, marinate the chicken and mushrooms with the marinade sauce for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse Rice: Rinse rice under cold water by gently scrubbing the rice with your fingertips in a circling motion. Pour out the milky water, and continue to rinse until the water is clear. Then, drain the water.
  • Pressure Cook Chicken and Rice: Add the rice, 1 teaspoon of salt, and marinated chicken and mushrooms, and 1½ cup of water in the pressure cooker. Close the lid. Pressure Cook in High Pressure for 9 minutes + Natural Release for 15 minutes.
  • Serve: Serve immediately & enjoy~
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Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: chicken mushroom rice, instant pot chinese chicken and rice, pressure cooker chicken and rice, pressure cooker chinese chicken and rice
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Fanny Lee

👍🏻5 stars

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Paul Jaquith

I made this pretty much as is, except I used fresh shitake mushrooms. My wife and 19-year-old daughter absolutely loved it. They asked for more mushrooms, so I’ll double that next time. My daughter also wanted me to remove the bones from the chicken thighs, so I’ll do that, chop them and stir them in as a final step. Great recipe.4 stars

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Instant Pot DUO 60

Thanks for all the Chinese/Cantonese recipes! Made many and they were all good.

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Instant Pot DUO 60

Hi Amy & Jacky,

I have tried few of your recipes with great success, so thanks a lot for the wonderful recipes! I want to make this one but I’m only cooking for two and only have the 3 Quart Pressure cooker. Can I halve the recipe? What changes should I make? Thank you in advance 🙂.

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Instant Pot Mini (3 Quart)

HI. I am getting ready for my second baby and was wanting to do some freezer prep meals. Would this recipe work if I were to pre-marinate the meat, freeze and then cook from frozen in the instapot with the rice? What changes would I need to make? Thank you!!!

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Instant Pot DUO 80

I made this recipe with 3 frozen skinless boneless chicken legs. I did not have time to marinate so I cut up the chicken leg and sauce it with marinate listed ingredient first until it was soft and partially cooked. Then added soaked mushroom, rice on top (I felt like the rice need to be on top so it doesn’t get mushy) and 1 and 1/4 cup of water and 1 table spoon of light soy sauce instead of salt to color the rice ( I used UP measuring cup). I used less water then the recipe because my frozen… Read more »


I’m new with Instant Pot and see many recipe ca for pressure cook with high pressure for x minutes but rarely anyone said on less, normal or more mode. If nothing mentioned, does it mean normal high pressure pressure cook?
Thanks for the recipes


My instant pot has the option to cook at low, normal or high. I followed the recipe and left it on high and I got the “burn” message. =( Maybe I should of left it on normal. Thoughts?


Me and my wife loves claypot chicken rice from Singapore hawker stores. I tried this once being careful to follow instruction, but I also got the ‘Burn’ message with rice sticking to the bottom. I think the newer machines are more sensitive or maybe they run hotter. However I tried this again using the pot-in-pot method (only water under) and it came out perfect. this recipe needs to be updated.4 stars

Shannon P Ditonne

If you get the burn message, try this: I just made this in my IP 6qt and it wasn’t able to reach pressure because it started sticking to the bottom. The rice was partially cooked, chicken partially as well. To remedy this, I tried transferring it all to a steel bowl and placed it on a trivet with a couple cups of water in the pot. I knew if I added water to the rice in the pot, it would make it too mushy. I did 6mins and it worked out great. If it’s lacking flavor, I recommend fluffing the… Read more »


Just made this and it smells so good! I haven’t tried it yet, but I tasted the rice and it’s perfect! I used a pyrex measuring cup for the water and rice so that I had the exact measurement (the IP measuring cup isn’t an exact cup). I used brown rice and set the timer for 15 minutes, and then did a natural release for 5 minutes (as recommended in the comments). Afterwards, I had a lot of liquid leftover. It’s funny because many comments said they didn’t have enough liquid and got a burn message. I’m wondering if it’s… Read more »

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