Pressure Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice

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Rated 4.0 based on 21 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice
Pressure Cooker Lemon Chicken and Rice


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Mealthy Tip

One benefit of the pressure cooker is the ability to get great flavor from a shorter marination. Cooking the chicken in the marinade provides a stronger, brighter flavor than you might otherwise get with only ten minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 405 calories; 16g fat; 35.2g carbohydrates; 39g protein; 173mg cholesterol; 965mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat4g 21%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat8.2g
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 965mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 35.2g 12%
Dietary Fiber7g 28%
Protein 39g
Vitamin A8% Vitamin C196%
Calcium8% Iron22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.0out of 5 Stars

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Garcia B says:

Definitely one of my favorite recipes on the site. The lemony rice and lemony chicken may seem like overload but it’s not! I ate lots of this, no regrets. Served it with a side of asparagus.

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Blakely James says:

Left the marinade in for half an hour. It was incredibly flavorful. Probably one of my favorite recipes to date. The rice was nice and creamy, but not mushy - just how I like it. I paired it with a light salad.

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Erin Hudson says:

I found this dish and instantly thought this would be amazing using fish. My husband spent the day on the water and came home with a few flounder. We used flounder filets instead of chicken and it was absolutely amazing. I cut down the cooking time to about 3-4 mins for the fish and it was super juicy.

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Gary Richards says:

This was so good! Easy to make and delicious too. I’ll be making this again!

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Shanon Tessier says:

Absolutely LOVE this dish! I marinated the chicken though for about 3 hours. (I also fork my chicken so the marinade really gets in there) this is a VERY strong lemon flavor though because of all the marination time but I love it. If you are not a fan of strong lemon you might not like this or maybe just decrease the amount in the marinade/what you put in the pot for the rice.

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Terri Los says:

I followed this exact using an instant pot. I was never able to get to pressure, as my IP kept beeping with “burn” warnings displayed. I would stop, stir, and start over per mfr notes, I also added more broth. I ended up using the “rice” button after multiple failed attempts. Everything was cooked through, but not pretty. The burnt rice on the bottom is the worst I’ve ever experienced. Overall the flavor was good and we still ate it but it took longer than described tome and was a mess. I would not make this recipe using these instructions again.

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Bri Str says:

Could not get the pressure to build in the pot it kept saying “burn”. No matter how many times I stirred, added some broth, and put it back on pressure cooking it would still display “burn”. Not sure why this recipe did not turn out right but the rice was burnt on the bottom of the instant pot. I had to take the meal out of the pressure cooker and bake it in the oven. Not sure what the trick to a successful Lemon chicken meal would be in the instant pot.

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Dylan Robinson says:

Good meal. Easy and less that $20. The lemon was good with the rice but I think it would have been good without the lemon as well

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Felisha Cortez says:

This was amazing. We used 4 chicken breast and doubled the lemon zest, oregano, and garlic, along with adding 2 cups of rice. It’s hands down one of the families top favorites

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Stacy Neal says:

I had a similar issue as some others... the pressure cooker never came up to pressure when it started counting down the preset time. I followed recipe exactly and had the knob in correct position. When I opened it up after the prescribed time, chicken was not cooked through. I won’t use this recipe again

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Marie Dunlap says:

Really 4.5 stars. Cooked this tonight and it’s really good but REALLY lemony. It was great with a side of asparagus. Might be better for everyday with a little less intense lemon flavor, like maybe only zest 1 lemon.

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Jennifer Attiyat says:

I quite enjoyed this recipe however my husband is not a fan of lemon and it was a little overpowering for him

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Sarah M says:

I had chicken thighs in the fridge and no idea what to make. I came across this recipe and had everything. I did use Basmati rice instead. Also had about 8 thighs. It turned out amazing! Will definitely make again.

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Kristin Mier says:

So far, this is the top recipe I’ve tried from Mealthy! Highly recommend— quick, easy and delicious!

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Kristen Reilly says:

The flavors were amazing and it was so easy to make!

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Allie Notaro says:

it's absolutely delicious but I've made it two times and both times the rice comes out overcooked - suggestions?

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Melissa Decker says:

Total waste- rice and chicken was so lemony I could barely eat it. Also their wasn’t anywhere near enough chicken for 2 people let alone 4 like it says. Too bad I was really looking forward to it :(

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Courtney Lyding says:

This was a hit with my one year old, who normally refuses to eat meat. Very tasty & just the right amount of liquid for the rice.

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Kathy Sutton says:

So quick and easy but very lemony. I love lemon my husband not as much so I only zested one lemon and juiced 2. That was more than enough. I added 1 1/2 TBL capers because I love them and they were a tasty addition. I will make this again.

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Karen Engvik says:

I’ve tried it a few times. Rice always comes out mushy. Today it was mushy and burned.

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Denise Morgan says:

This recipe has a delicious lemon flavor that went well with grilled zucchini sliced lengthwise. My husband found it too lemony to his liking. I cut back on the oregano and garlic thinking they would overwhelm but they did not. Next time I’ll prepare it exactly as written to balance the blend of flavors.