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Instant Pot Saucy Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Saucy Chicken and rice from Smileyspoints is amazingly tender and full of flavor. We have gotten bored with the same old chicken recipes, so we decided to do something about it. We went into the kitchen and came up with some wonderful Weight Watchers friendly versions of our favorite meals. They are sure to become your favorite too.

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Instant Pot Saucy Chicken and Rice

instant pot chicken and rice

BLUE PLAN: 2 Points – Zero Points if you use Zoodles or Cauliflower Rice

GREEN PLAN: 5 points

PURPLE PLAN: Zero Points

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A Quick Chicken Dish

It took a little trial and error, but we have made some of the best low point meals to help keep you satisfied, feeling full, and within your points. The importance of the meals being delicious is not lost on us. We love to eat and it shows. So we are doing something about the showing part, but our love of good food with lots of flavor will never end. We learned to moderate what we eat, but still enjoy eating. There is a healthy balance that you have to find within yourself. With Weight Watchers freestyle points that balance is much easier to find and maintain.

The Instant Pot has been a big help in my wife and me losing weight. Meal planning has been an essential factor in our success with Weight Watchers. We are short on time, so we joined Instant Pot for Weight Loss and it jump started our weight loss in a BIG WAY! If you're intimidated by your electric pressure cooker, this is a way to get over it… fast. 🙂

Also check out my Ultimate Instant Pot Weight Watchers Guide and my 30 day weight loss results with Noom.

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Chicken and Rice

Chicken and rice are comfort foods that always leave you feeling full but wanting more. Substitute the rice, if you are close on your points, for a riced veggie and enjoy this as a zero point meal 🙂 This is a comfort meal that is sure to please the family and the waistline. Adding veggies or corn on the cob will complete this meal with no added points and enough room in your points bank for dessert 🙂

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Instant Pot Saucy Chicken and Rice

  • Author: Kevin Smiley


  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 frozen chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Pour water, chicken, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic, smoked paprika, and crushed red pepper in Instant Pot.
  2. Pressure cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Save the juice!!
  4. Quick release and remove chicken breast from pot
  5. Place chicken on a bed of cooked brown rice
  6. Strain the juice to remove excess chicken fat
  7. Pour a small amount of the juice on the chicken and enjoy.


Use cauliflower rice to make this recipe ZERO BLUE Points. 


  • Serving Size: 6

The only points in this recipe are for the rice. Use riced cauliflower and its 0 zilch, nada, no points on the Blue and Purple Plans. Limit your serving size of rice and load up on chicken. Enjoy this great meal tonight, or meal prep it. Our Instant Pot saucy chicken keeps great in the freezer for a quick and easy grab and go meal.

instant pot saucy chicken and rice

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    1. Yes cook the chicken for 3 hours on low and follow the rest of the directions. I would add a little less than half of the pot you are cooking in with water. so you get the flavor but not dried out chicken from too little water. Cook the rice about 20 minutes before you are ready to serve unless you are using zoodles then steam them a few minutes before and enjoy.

  1. If planning to meal prep-freeze- do we place ingredients in freezer bag uncooked or do we cook it first then freeze ?

    1. It’s really up to you. I have frozen all the ingredients uncooked and then just thaw it out a day or so before I want to cook it. Or you could cook it ahead of time and then defrost for a fast dinner 🙂 Works either way.

  2. I signed up for Smileys points a while ago. But never used it. Where do I login so I can say I forgot my password?

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