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Instant Pot Chicken and Orzo

An incredibly easy and flavorful chicken and orzo recipe with a delicious creamy sauce with a hint of lemon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken, Cream, easy, instant pot, lemon, Orzo, parmesan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 507kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups orzo pasta uncooked
  • cups chicken broth low sodium
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts approx. 1.5lbs
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded


  • To the instant pot, add the butter, garlic, orzo, chicken broth and heavy cream. Mix together. Season the chicken breasts with the salt, pepper and lemon pepper. Place the chicken on top of the pasta mixture. Place the top on the instant pot and move the vent to the "seal" position. Turn the pot on and select pressure cook on high for 5 minutes.
  • The pot will take approximately 10-15 minutes to reach pressure, and then the cook cycle will last 5 minutes. Allow the pot to naturally release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release.
  • Use two forks to break the chicken up slightly. Add in the parsley, lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Mix together and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Sodium: 1261mg | Calcium: 146mg | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Vitamin A: 625IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 810mg | Cholesterol: 139mg | Calories: 507kcal | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 43g | Carbohydrates: 41g | Iron: 1.7mg