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Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

These Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are so moist and flavourful! They cook in just minutes and are coated in a creamy sauce of Italian herbs, chicken broth, cream, and roasted red peppers. Perfect over pasta, rice or potatoes! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 238kcal
Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream (see notes above)
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto

Instructions

  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add broth and sprinkle with garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot and turn valve to sealing. Select Manual, high pressure (the default), and set the timer to 8 minutes. The pressure cooker will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and begin counting down. 
  • Once the cook time is over, turn the Instant Pot off and let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release and open the lid.
  •  Remove the chicken breasts and place on a cutting board or serving platter. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. (OPTIONAL: strain the broth if there is fat or unappetizing chunks left over)
  • Stir together cream, red peppers, corn starch and pesto and add to the pot. Whisk and cook for 3-4 minutes, until thickened. Add chicken back to the sauce or serve with the sauce over top if desired.

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Notes

*Please Note: if you want a lot of extra sauce to serve over pasta, potatoes or rice, you will want to double the sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 500mg | Vitamin A: 9.2% | Vitamin C: 8.7% | Calcium: 3.7% | Iron: 4.5%