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Instant Pot Apricot Chicken Recipe with Rice

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Pressure Cooker Pot in Pot Apricot Chicken and Rice
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 543


Apricot Chicken

  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • cup onion sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup Sunsweet® dried apricots halved
  • lbs boneless chicken thighs or breast, cut into pieces

Add to Chicken After Cooking

  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 2 Tbsp parsley chopped

Instant Pot Rice

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice uncooked
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Add to Rice After Cooking

  • ½ cup frozen peas thawed
  • salt to taste


  • To the Instant Pot, add oil, onions, garlic, and ginger. Press ‘sauté’ button and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly—don’t let it burn!
  • Add broth, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, and apricots. Mix well to combine and sauté for another minute.
  • Turn off heat and add chopped chicken.
  • Place a steam rack into bottom of Instant Pot—tall enough so it isn’t crushing the chicken. Add a heat-proof bowl on top of steam rack, and fill bowl with rice, cold water, and broth.
  • Cover Instant Pot with lid and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • After cooking finishes, quick release the steam for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully open lid, then stir a pinch of salt and thawed peas into cooked rice. Using oven mitts, remove bowl of rice from Instant Pot.
  • Stir lemon zest, lemon juice, and parsley into cooked apricot chicken. If needed, press ‘sauté’ button and cook for 2-3 minutes to reduce any excess liquid.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Yields 4 servings apricot chicken recipe and ~2 cups cooked rice.


Nutrition per ~6 oz serving apricot chicken recipe only, yields 4 servings:
369 calories | 14g fat | 30g carbs | 3g fiber | 17g sugars | 30g protein
Nutrition per meal (~6 oz apricot chicken with ½ cup cooked rice) provided below:


Serving: 1meal | Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g