Creamy Instant Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken by Amy + Jacky (2022)

Make this Italian-inspiredCreamy Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken (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 TuscanGarlic Chicken becauseit’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 socomforting & filling to eat.We simply couldn’t resist drinking the amazingly creamy sauce!! 😛

Weeknight Easy . Creamy Rich . Crazy Satisfying

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Servings 4 -6

Total Time 50 mins

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  • 4 - 6 (955g) skinless chicken breasts or skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons (2.4g) Italian seasonings
  • 8 (83g) cremini mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) regular soy sauce
  • ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock
  • 4 (16g) garlic cloves , minced
  • 60 - 80 grams sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup (40g) spinach
  • ½ cup (125ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ - ½ cup (16 - 32g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Thickener:

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Calories: 343kcal

Course: Main

Cuisine: American, Italian

Keyword: creamy tuscan chicken instant pot, instant pot creamy tuscan chicken, instant pot tuscan chicken, tuscan chicken instant pot

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

Step-by-Step Guide: Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Prepare Ingredients for cooking Tuscan Chicken in Instant Pot:

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1

Brown Chicken Thighs or Chicken Breasts

Heat up Instant Pot usingSautéMore function.

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*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.

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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.

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*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

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

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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

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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!

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

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  • 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.

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

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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

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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 Chickensauce until desired thickness.

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

7

Serve Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

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

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Enjoy your Creamilious Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken!~ 🙂

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