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Easy One-Pot Chicken and Rice | Pressure Cooker Meal

Easy One-Pot Chicken and Rice | Pressure Cooker Meal

One-pot chicken and rice is a delicious midweek dinner recipe that you can prepare in a pressure cooker.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1.5 cup basmati rice washed and soaked for 20 minutes
  • 400 g chicken approximately 6-7 pieces
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 3 medium-sized onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup tomato puree roughly 200g
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • cup carrot finely chopped
  • cup green beans finely chopped
  • 3.5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil


  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon sticks, black cardamom and cloves. Saute for 10-15 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the onions and cook till it turns lightly golden in colour.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Cook until the raw smell goes away.
  • Add the chicken pieces. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Give it a good mix and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour tomato puree, chilli powder and sugar.
  • Cook till oil separates from the curry.
  • Add the drained rice and mix well.
  • Pour the chopped carrots and green beans.
  • Pour water and combine everything together.
  • Secure the lid and cook over high heat until the cooker releases pressure twice i.e. 2 whistles. Then turn the heat off and release the pressure after 2-3 minutes. Open the pressure cooker and fluff rice with a fork.
  • Serve one-pot chicken and rice with veggie raita.
Keyword Chicken Slider, healthy dinner, one pot meal, pressure cooker