Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Recipe from Pressure Cooking Today

Chunky bite-size pieces of chicken and broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce served over fluffy white rice.

Recently, Alyssa, The Recipe Critic, shared a link to her popular Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Broccoli recipe on Facebook. When I checked out the recipe I knew it would make a wonderful, quick, inexpensive, easy-to-make pressure cooker meal too.

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice from Pressure Cooking Today - Ready in less than 30 minutes.

I used light (neufchatel) cream cheese to save a few calories, but feel free to use the full fat cream cheese if you prefer. I served it with leftover Saffron Rice Pilaf that I had made the day before, but normally I would have served it with Three-Minute Pressure Cooker White Rice.

My family really liked this meal. I liked it too, and I really liked that it was on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli over Rice


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 14 oz. can chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli, lightly steamed


  1. Salt and pepper chicken breasts. Add oil and butter to pressure cooking pot, select Browning. When butter is melted, brown the chicken breasts. Remove to a plate.
  2. Add the onion to the pressure cooking pot, and cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Add brown chicken breasts.
  3. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and 5 minutes cook time. When timer beeps, turn off and use a quick pressure release. Remove chicken to a cutting board and cut in to bite pieces.
  4. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water. Select Simmer and add cornstarch mixture to the pot stirring constantly. Add cubed cream cheese and shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  5. Add diced chicken and steamed broccoli. Simmer for 5 minutes until broccoli and chicken are heated through.
  6. Serve over white rice and garnish with additional shredded cheese if desired.

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  1. Dusty says

    I made this for dinner tonight and it’s very good. The chicken was moist and delicious, fifteen minute comfort food.

  2. Jamie Bannister says

    I have a large family and wanted to double this recipe. How much longer would I need to cook this meal? It looks wonderful and we are excited to try it out.

    • Barbara Schieving says

      Hi Jamie – you shouldn’t need to increase the cooking time at all. Just make sure the chicken breasts aren’t stacked on themselves like a thicker piece of meat. It will take longer to come to pressure because of the increased volume but the cook time should be the same. Enjoy!

  3. says

    Ohmygoodness. This was fantastic! :-) I love how tender the PC makes chicken. I used zucchini in place of the broccoli because my parent’s garden is producing a LOT right now. It was so good! Can’t wait for the leftovers…if my husband lets me eat them. :-) Even my kiddos loved this a ton!

    • Barbara Schieving says

      Thanks Stacy – so glad you loved it. Using zucchini is a great idea this time of year. I’ll have to give it a try.

  4. Norma says

    This is an easy and delicious meal. The flavor is quite savory and well balanced and is very good leftover as well. I simply cooked the broccoli with a bit of water in the microwave rather than steaming it (fewer pans to wash!). Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. says

    Well, you know that I am loving my PC! This looks fabulous. This brings back memories of a Sara Lee frozen dinner my mom used to buy for us, many years ago. Only, this is much better, I am sure. Nice new logo!

  6. Carol says

    Mmmmm-all the flavors we love. The perfect easy to make meal for a busy day.

    My to-try list is getting longer by the day-that’s a good thing. 😉