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
Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken
Prepare Ingredients for cooking Tuscan Chicken in Instant Pot:
Brown Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts
Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté 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.
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.
*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.
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) 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.
Pressure Cook Chicken
Place the browned chicken in Instant Pot. Don’t forget the meat juice!
With Venting Knob at Venting Position, close the lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.
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.
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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Cuisine: American, Italian
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