This one-pot meal is warm and comforting with nice texture and contrast between the firm wild rice and the softer brown rice. It's savory, yet expect a little kick of sweetness to sneak in with the apples and cranberries.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
20 mins
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil in the pot until hot and add mushrooms and onion. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn the pressure cooker off.

  • Pour chicken broth into the pot and stir in apple, rice, cranberries, thyme, salt, and pepper. Place chicken thighs on top of the rice mixture, but do not stir. Close and lock the lid; set the pressure valve to Sealing. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Transfer chicken thighs to a cutting board and cut or shred into bite-sized pieces. Return to the pot and stir. Garnish with parsley and serve in bowls.

Cook's Note:

If there's too much liquid after cooking is complete, just turn to the Saute function and cook down for a few minutes. If you'd like a little more liquid, stir in some chicken broth. Just adapt to your preference.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 44.2g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 60.2mg; sodium 123.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
We liked it but I found it a little bland. I made the recipe as written (including the rice brand) except I used 2 cloves garlic instead of 3 (I thought it may have been too much garlic for us). I used a Braeburn apple. The chicken fell apart easily with a fork right in the Instant Pot; no need to remove it to shred. It was neither too soupy nor too dry. It sat in the Pot on "warm" for an hour after cooking, as our dinnertime was pushed back. Perhaps adding some sliced green onion would perk it up a bit. I'm not a super onion-y person, but perhaps a little more onion (I used yellow) would work. Of course, that 3rd clove of garlic may have done the trick.... Read More