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Instant pot lemon chicken risotto

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Risotto

Instant pot lemon chicken risotto is going to become a family favorite easy meal, and this traditionally labor intensive dish becomes a no-stir risotto by making it in an instant pot!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


  • 4 tbsp salted or unsalted 1/2 stick
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 yellow onion medium, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon juice of 1
  • 1 cup uncooked arborio rice or other short grain rice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon


  • Place 2 tablespoons of butter in your Instant Pot and press saute. Once the butter has melted, add the onions and saute, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until caramelized.
  • Add garlic cloves and chicken and saute for 2 minutes.
    Making Instant pot lemon chicken risotto
  • Add white wine and lemon juice to deglaze the pot, scraping any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Add rice and stir to combine.
    Pouring white wine in for Instant pot lemon chicken risotto
  • Add the salt and stock. Stir.
  • Secure the lid with the steam vent in the sealed position. Press manual and set on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Once the timer sounds, press keep warm/cancel. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally pressure release for 10 minutes. Using an oven mitt, do a quick release. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.
  • Add the remaining butter and the parmesan, parsley and lemon zest, then quickly stir until the butter and parmesan are fully mixed in. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 minutes.
    An instant pot with lemon chicken risotto
  • Serve, garnished with shredded parmesan and chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.
    No sitr instant pot lemon chicken risotto on a plate with utensils



You could add 1/4 cup heavy cream if you want an even richer risotto. You would add this in step 7.
Nutrition information disclaimer: the nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.  


Serving: 1g | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 574mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g