Pressure Cooker Mediterranean Rice and Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken

Pressure Cooker Mediterranean Brown Rice Bowls and Lemon Garlic Chicken with a dollop of tzatziki sauce

Pressure cooker (aka Instant Pot) lemony brown rice, packed with fresh veggies, and topped with a HUGE dollop of cool and creamy tzatziki sauce.  Serve with a side of grilled lemon garlic chicken to make a complete rockstar meal.



For the Lemon Garlic Chicken

For the Rice

For the Tzatziki Sauce


  1. To a gallon size resealable bag, add all of the chicken ingredients.  Seal the bag closed and squeeze bag to mix ingredients together and coat the chicken.  Allow to marinate up to 8 hours (can be done in 2 hours if needed, or even cooked immediately in a pinch).
  2. To make the Tzatziki Sauce, place shredded cucumber in a towel or nut milk bag and twist and squeeze to remove as much water as possible.  Place in a bowl and add the rest of the Tzatziki ingredients and stir well to combine.  Taste and add more lemon juice, salt, and or pepper to taste.  Set aside.  Can be made up to 4 days in advance and stored in the fridge.
  3. When ready to cook, thread chicken on to a metal skewer (or wooden skewers that have been socked in water for 30 minutes).  Set aside.
  4. Add rice, chicken broth, and salt to the pressure cooker pot.  Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 24 minutes.
  5. While rice cooks, preheat grill on high heat.  When nice and hot, grill chicken 4-5 minutes on at least 2 sides until cooked through. Wrap in tinfoil to keep warm and set aside.
  6. When pressure cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  7. Add spinach, tomatoes, artichokes, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, feta, kalamata olives, lemon zest and juice to the rice.  Select the saute function on the pressure cooker.  Stir to warm and incorporate ingredients.
  8. To serve, scoop rice onto a plate, top with grilled chicken and an enormous dollop of Tzatziki Sauce.  Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired.


Leftovers reheat incredibly well!

Keywords: instant pot rice, easy dinner recipe, chicken dinner