No more standing over a stove stirring and stirring to get creamy risotto! Once you make it in an Instant Pot®, you'll never make it any other way.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot®), and select Saute function on normal setting according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Mix oregano, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Season chicken with spice blend.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in the pressure cooker until butter is melted. Quickly brown chicken on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove chicken. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove onion and garlic from the pot.

  • Melt a second tablespoon of butter in the pot, add rice, and stir constantly until fully coated and toasted, about 3 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon. Cook until wine is absorbed and alcohol cooks off, about 2 minutes. Add chicken stock, chicken, and onion mixture to the pot; mix until well combined. Turn off Saute function.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions, and set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir Parmesan cheese and remaining tablespoon of butter into the risotto. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve.

Cook's Notes:

We like the additional flavor of chicken thighs, but if you prefer chicken breasts, feel free to make that substitution.

Feel free to substitute Pecorino Romano cheese for Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

532 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 65g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 68.8mg; sodium 924.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
OMG! this is so good! I combined this with the Instant mushroom risotto recipe on this site. So easy and SO good! Make sure to put the rosemary in (from the mushroom risotto recipe) it really adds to the dish! Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2020
OMG! this is so good! I combined this with the Instant mushroom risotto recipe on this site. So easy and SO good! Make sure to put the rosemary in (from the mushroom risotto recipe) it really adds to the dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2021
I made this and it was good, however, not nearly enough chicken. I would double the recipe amount. I also feel like it needed color and would suggest carrots and or peas. We served it with garlic bread, which was a nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2020
Best Risotto dish I've ever had. i used ground turkey that you can brown in the pot on saute. Also added a can of petite tomatoes and mushrooms. So good. This will go on our weekly list of must haves! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
This was REALLY good. My only tweaks were adding a small container of mushrooms, adding 1 extra cup of broth, and a sprig of rosemary. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2020
I stuck with the original recipe. I really liked it. I can see adding mushrooms would be good. I’ll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
This was some of the best risotto I’ve ever had. It had the perfect creamy texture, chicken was tender, and flavor was delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I didn’t change a thing. This recipe is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2021
Delicious! Very easy to make. Did not have white wine so added an additional 1/2c of chicken stock Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2021
Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2020
Family loved this. Will definitely make again. BTW: If you love risotto, the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go. Read More