Easy Instant Pot Greek Chicken Recipe with Orzo

Instant Pot Greek Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy healthy meal your family will devour. Chicken, healthy vegetables, and Mediterranean flavors come together in this simple recipe that even a beginner to pressure cooking can master.

close up of bowl of instant pot greek chicken and orzo

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Easy Crowd Pleaser Family Dinner

I am always on the lookout for easy, flavorful dinner ideas to feed try out on my family.

After I tried the most amazing Greek Chicken and Orzo at a lunch last year, I knew I wanted to try to replicate the recipe using my Instant Pot.

After a bit of trial and error, I think that this recipe is the perfect combination of quick, yummy, and easy to make! This easy recipe has SO much flavor. If you love Greek food and Greek flavors, I’m certain that this will become one of your go-to easy dinners!

close up of greek chicken with feta and pita bread

Why You’ll Love This Easy Meal of Instant Pot Greek Chicken with Orzo

  • If you and your whole family love that delicious combination of chicken and artichokes along with salty olives and sweet grape tomatoes, this recipe is going to make your taste buds sing.
  • You can have this recipe prepped, cooked, and on the dinner table in under 30 minutes.
  • Everything, including the orzo, cooks in your Instant Pot, so there aren’t any additional pans to clean up later.
  • The Orzo soaks up the flavors of the chicken and spices in this recipe and is a nice change of pace from using rice in your chicken bowls.

What You’ll Need to Make Instant Pot Greek Chicken with Orzo

table with two bowls of instant pot greek chicken orzo and pita bread
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch chicken pieces (You can also substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced pimento-stuffed green olives (you can also substitute kalamata olives)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 14 oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence or Greek seasoning
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • Optional: feta cheese, pita bread, greek yogurt, tzatziki sauce

How to Make Instant Pot Mediterranean Chicken

Step One

Place the first 10 ingredients in your Instant Pot and stir until all of the ingredients are mixed together.

Close and lock lid on the electric pressure cooker (making sure the vent is closed) and, select high pressure and set the cook time for 8 minutes.

Once the Greek Chicken has finished cooking, you can perform a quick release.

close up of uncooked greek chicken in an instant pot

Step Two

Once your Instant Pot has depressurized, remove the lid, add the orzo, and replace the lid, making sure that the vent is closed.

Select the “Pressure Cook” button and set the timer for 3 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow your pressure cooker to perform a natural release for 4 minutes, and then do a quick release to remove any remaining pressure.

I like to serve this in bowls, topped with crumbled fresh feta, pita bread, and either a dollop of Greek yogurt or homemade tzatziki sauce with crunchy cucumber.

table with two bowls of instant pot greek chicken orzo and pita bread

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Instant Pot Greek Chicken with Orzo

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Instant Pot Greek Chicken with Orzo is a quick and easy dinner your family will devour. Chicken, healthy vegetables, and Mediterranean flavors come together in this simple recipe that even a beginner to pressure cooking can master.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 14 oz can of quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juiced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • Optional: feta cheese and pita or naan bread

Instructions

  • Step OnePlace the first 10 ingredients in your Instant Pot and stir until all of the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot (making sure the vent is closed) and, select the “Pressure Cook” button and set the timer for 8 minutes.
  • Once the Greek Chicken has finished cooking, you can perform a quick release.
  • Step TwoOnce your Instant Pot has depressurized, remove the lid, add the orzo, and replace the lid, making sure that the vent is closed.
  • Select the “Pressure Cook” button and set the timer for 3 minutes. When the timer goes off, allow your pressure cooker to perform a natural release for 4 minutes, and then do a quick release to remove any remaining pressure.
  • I like to serve this in bowls, topped with crumbled fresh feta and a side of pita or naan bread.
Course: Easy Dinner
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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  1. Kayla Gortz says:

    THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! Highly recommend

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