Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken with Orzo Pasta

This creamy ranch chicken with orzo is a comforting, easy-to-eat dinner made in the Instant Pot. You don't even need to thaw the chicken.

A while back, a friend posted this recipe in an Instant Pot recipe group. Thanks, Anna! I made a few little changes, and this is now a family favorite. This post contains affiliate links.

This creamy ranch chicken with orzo is one of those comforting, easy-to-eat dinners that takes basically no effort to put together. You don’t even need to remember to thaw the chicken. That’s right; you can make this with frozen chicken breast (or thighs).

The ability to cook from frozen is one of my favorite features of the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, by the way. The texture is usually a little better if you do thaw the chicken first, but in a dish like this it’s not that big a deal. You can proceed from frozen and feel not even a tiny hint of regret. It does take about an hour from frozen, but can be done in 30 minutes if you thaw the chicken ahead of time.

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