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 172 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 Guide: Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Prepare Ingredients for cooking Tuscan Chicken in Instant Pot:

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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Denise Ghanam

Really enjoyed this recipe, and it was a hit with my husband and son. The sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes (cut into quarters to make them go farther!) against the creamy sauce and flavourful chicken was wonderful. I also appreciated the step-by-step directions with pictures, as I am still a “newbie” with the Instapot Viva. Thanks Amy+Jacky for a winner5 stars

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Valecia

Brand new IP user, already enjoying cooking with it. This was my third recipe and my husband & I fell in love with the flavors in this one! Wish I’d added more spinach, but will next time. Looking forward to cooking many more, thanks!5 stars

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LYNN STEFANSON

Great recipe. I have made it twice and the second time I added more sundried tomatoes5 stars

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LYNN STEFANSON

I have made it twice. Excellent recipe and I added more sun dried tomatoes.5 stars

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Mary

Loved it! Added extra broth and cream to make more, served over pasta. Will make again for sure!5 stars

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Vivian Y

Super yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
Made it for a dinner gathering, everyone including all the kids loved the chicken and asked for seconds!5 stars

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Annette

Hi if I wanted to cook pasta with the chicken how much time would I need to add?
Would I also just double the liquid?

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Colin Parker

A really good recipe however I did make a mistake by putting too much salt in it.
One word of advice I would suggest is that I would cut the sun dried tomatoes to at least in half otherwise they become overpowering if you get a whole one in your mouth! Plus I would add more spinach.4 stars

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Vivian Y

If you could make an one-pot pasta version of this recipe, it would be awesome
(We have Instant pot ultra 8 qt)

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John

Another winner from Amy and Jacky. I’ve made several of your recipes and not one has failed me. I’ve made the wings, ribs, pot roast, corned beef and cabbage, chili, stroganoff, roasted potatoes, chicken and dumpling, cheesecake, and, now, the Tuscan chicken. Every one of those recipes has been successful and well received. I have a household full of hearty appetites so I doubled the recipe. I used 8 bone-in thighs with skin removed. Those were browned on the stovetop while the mushrooms sauteed in the Instant Pot. The only modifications I made, other than doubling most ingredients, was to… Read more »

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