Pesto Chicken and Rice with Baby Potatoes, fast and easy in your EPC!

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Last fall we decided to plant potatoes in large deck pots in our backyard. We learned two things; first, deer do not eat potato plants, and second, we needed to start earlier! We did reap a small harvest, enough for one meal and as such I made the best of it.

Earlier I had made a delicious rice and potato dish in our EPC and I thought about that combination again, when we harvested our little potato crop. This one-pan meal was everything I had hoped it would be, and the best part is that your favorite pesto gets to be the center of attention.

Pesto Chicken and Rice, with Baby Potatoes. Made easy in your EPC!
Pesto Chicken and Rice with Baby Potatoes.
We love pesto in this household, and I have made many different varieties. Scattered among the posts, you will see recipes for Carrot Top Pesto, Basil Pesto, and a Parsley Garlic and Almond Pesto. I have also made a delicious radish top pesto, and one day I will share the recipe, it is really good!

Pesto Chicken and Rice are not only easy, but it is also a great meal that can easily be changed up, with different pesto. Perfect for those days when you want delicious and easy.

Pesto Chicken and Rice
by the seat of my pants!

Pesto Chicken and Rice, with Baby Potatoes.

1 1/4 c brown rice
1 1/2 c stock, bone broth or water
1 t salt
1/4 t garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 small onion, diced
6-8 chicken thighs, cut into large chunks
2 c small (waxy) baby potatoes or chunks of larger potatoes

1/2 c pesto of choice

Place rice through potatoes into the EPC, stir to mix well. Fasten lid, and cook 18 minutes at high pressure. Let pressure drop naturally for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the lid.

Pesto Chicken and Rice, with Baby Potatoes. Another delicious (and easy!) EPC meal.
Pesto Chicken and Rice with Baby Potatoes. 

Fold in pesto, serve.


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  1. I'm a big fan of pesto and potatoes. One thing we eat in the summer: baked or boiled potatoes topped with steamed green beans and then topped with basil pesto. YUMMMMMMM

    1. I love pesto, one reason I make many different kinds in the summer. And I know some might think that rice and potatoes is too many carbs, but seriously, this is a delicious dish. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I've never used a pressure cooker before, Melynda, but I must say your pesto chicken and rice with potatoes looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

    1. Thank you April, I have been having a fun time using this great time saver.


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