Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): Make Italian-inspired tender chicken in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal! #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #powerpressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #recipes #italianrecipes #chicken

Make this Italian-inspired Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken). Tender chicken immersed in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal!

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You’re gonna fall in love with this Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken because it’s easy enough for weeknights, yet fancy enough for special occasions. 😀

Incredible how only a few simple ingredients can create such balanced, well-blended & rich layers of aroma & flavors – caramelized umami mushroom meshed with a tint of sweet + slightly tart sun-dried tomatoes, balanced with all the savory chicken deliciousness. Yummy!

It’s so comforting & filling to eat. We simply couldn’t resist drinking the amazingly creamy sauce!! 😛

Weeknight Easy . Creamy Rich . Crazy Satisfying

Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): Make Italian-inspired tender chicken in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal! #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #powerpressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #recipes #italianrecipes #chicken

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Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): Make Italian-inspired tender chicken in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal! #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #powerpressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #recipes #italianrecipes #chicken

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Make this Italian-inspired Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken). Tender chicken immersed in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal!
4.98 from 138 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Thickener:

  • 3.5 tablespoons (32g) cornstarch
  • ¼ cup (63ml) cold water

Instructions

  • Brown Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT. This prevents chicken from sticking to the pot.Pat dry chicken and season one side gently with salt + black pepper. Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil. Quickly add in the chicken to prevent butter from burning. While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt + black pepper. Brown first side for 3.5 minutes, then the other side for 2 minutes. Set the chicken aside.

    *Pro Tip: For better browning results, brown chicken in 2 batches using the same cooking times.
  • Saute Garlic & Mushrooms: Add minced garlic, then saute for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add sliced mushroom, season with salt + black pepper, then saute for a minute. Add 2 tsp (2.4g) Italian seasonings, then saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Mix 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce + ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock together, then pour in Instant Pot and deglaze (scrub all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom). Give it a quick mix.
  • Pressure Cook Chicken: Add in browned chicken + meat juice. Pressure cook chicken at:

    -Chicken Thighs: High Pressure 5 minutes + Natural Release 10 minutes
    -Chicken Breasts: High Pressure 4 minutes + Natural Release 10 minutes
    After 10 minutes, release remaining pressure. 
  • Create Tuscan Chicken Sauce: Set aside chicken, bring the liquid mixture back to a boil (Saute button). Add in 1 cup (40g) spinach and 60 - 80g sun-dried tomatoes, then cook for 30 seconds. Give them a quick stir. Mix in 1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream and 1/4 - 1/2 cup (16 - 32g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Thicken Tuscan Chicken Sauce & Seasoning: Mix 3.5 tbsp (32g) cornstarch + ¼ cup (63ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the Tuscan Chicken sauce until desired thickness. Taste and season with more salt, cheese, soy sauce if necessary.
  • Serve Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken: Place chicken back in Instant Pot and give it a quick mix. Then, serve Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken!
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Nutrition:

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 1087mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Meat, Quick Meals, Super Easy
Cuisine: American, Italian
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Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken) Ingredients

1

Brown Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): brown chicken thighs in Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker with Saute More function

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer version, press “Saute” button twice.

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes). This prevents chicken from sticking to the pot.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): add unsalted butter or olive oil in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Pat dry chicken with paper towel and season one side gently with salt + black pepper.

Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil. Quickly add in 4- 6 pieces of chicken thighs or breasts to prevent the butter from burning.

While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt + black pepper.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): brown chicken in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Note: Since we’re developing this recipe as a quick meal, we’ll overcrowd the chicken at this step (as shown in above photo).

Brown first side for 3.5 minutes, then the other side for 2 minutes. Set the chicken aside.

*Pro Tip: For better browning result, you can brown them in two separate batches using the same cooking times.

2

Saute Garlic & Mushrooms


Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): saute minced garlic in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add minced garlic, then saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): saute mushroom in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add sliced mushroom, season with salt + black pepper, then saute for a minute.

Add 2 tsp (2.4g) Italian seasonings, then saute for another minute.

3

 Deglaze Instant Pot


how to deglaze Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with chicken stock

Mix 1 tbsp (15ml) light or regular soy sauce and 3/4 cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock together.

Pour the chicken stock mixture in Instant Pot and deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix.

4

Pressure Cook Chicken


Place the browned chicken in Instant Pot. Don’t forget the meat juice!

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): add browned chicken and meat juice in Instant Pot Presure Cooker

With Venting Knob at Venting Position, close the lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): pressure cook creamy tuscan chicken with Instant Pot high pressure program

  • Chicken Thighs Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure 5 minutes + Natural Release 10 minutes
  • Chicken Breasts Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure 4 minutes + Natural Release 10 minutes

After 10 minutes, release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position. When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

5

Create Tuscan Chicken Sauce


Set aside the chicken, bring the liquid mixture back to a boil using the Saute button.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in 1 cup (40g) spinach and 60 – 80g Sun-dried tomatoes. Let them cook for 30 seconds and give them a quick stir.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): add sheavy cream and Parmesan cheese in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Mix in 1/2 cup (125ml) heavy cream and 1/4 – 1/2 cup (16 – 32g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

6

Thicken Tuscan Chicken Sauce & Season


Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): thicken creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Sauce with cornstarch

Mix 3.5 tbsp (32g) cornstarch and 1/4 cup (63ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl.

Add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the Tuscan Chicken sauce until desired thickness.

Give the sauce a taste and season with more salt, cheese, soy sauce if necessary.

7

Serve Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken


Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): serve Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Place chicken back in Instant Pot and give it a quick mix. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken is ready to be served 🙂

Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Recipe (Pressure Cooker Tuscan Garlic Chicken): Make Italian-inspired tender chicken in simple yet richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Crazy satisfying easy weeknight meal! #instantpot #instapot #pressurecooker #powerpressurecooker #instantpotrecipes #recipes #italianrecipes #chicken

Enjoy your Creamilious Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken!~ 🙂

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Philip Chung S Wong
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Philip Chung S Wong

I accidentally bought chicken thigh with bone and skin… can it be used for this?

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Mark & Wendy
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Mark & Wendy

You can do no wrong! This came together super easy and quickly and we loved it. Mark hates the texture of wilted greens, so we skipped that, so our dish wasn’t so aesthetically pleasing as your dish 😀

Another keeper for weeknight dinners. Thank you x5 stars

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Angela Chason
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Angela Chason

5 stars – once again. I have made this via stove top but this really took it to another level. My chicken thighs stayed moist and ‘all’ were cooked thoroughly. I even sauteed and IP my fresh green/onions/garlic for 2 min. Delicious!5 stars

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Jan
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Jan

This was delish 😍😍😍5 stars

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Eva
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Eva

Hi! I’m looking forward to make this. I will be cooking for 5 people using boneless skinless chicken breasts so I’ll probably have 6 medium sized chicken breasts. What do you recommend for cooking time?

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Jan
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Jan

This was very easy and so delicious!! It was the first thing I made with my new 6 quart instant pot duo plus and it alone was worth the price of the pot!!5 stars

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Alice
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Alice

Love this recipe! I have made it several times. Made it for my inlaws recently and they loved it too!5 stars

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Stephanie S.
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Stephanie S.

Hi, Decided at the last minute to do it in my new Staub perfect pan (check this out! it is amazing for browning) instead of Instapot and it turned out great. I didn’t even need to use the cornstarch. Had to sub zucchini for mushrooms, but got to use some yummy sundried tomatoes I found at Dollar Tree.5 stars

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Patty Mullins
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Patty Mullins

This is a instant Pot recipe, Staub is is a wonderful product but way to heavy for an elderly person, Instant Pot is perfect.

Cindy S
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Cindy S

This is one of my favorite recipes to make! My only complaint is even with a whole pack of chicken thighs, there is not much left over for my lunch the next day!5 stars

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Dareena
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Dareena

I would love to try this recipe but for two people, What changes would I need to make?

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