Italian Instant Pot Chicken

Italian Instant Pot Chicken

This fantastic recipe is my family’s favorite recent addition to our dinner rotation. Since I don’t cook meat very often in our house, they are thrilled I have finally introduced a new chicken recipe for them to eat. This one is lower sodium and packed with flavor. It’s simple to make using the Instant Pot. I love my Instant Pot! If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can make it on the stove, but you have to cover the chicken after browning and let it simmer for 45-60 minutes. You may even need more liquid.

The keys to this recipe are:
-Homemade chicken stock (I will provide a recipe in the future – or you can find one on the web)
-Marinated artichoke hearts
-Lots of Herbs de Provence (or Italian seasoning if you can’t find it). Many people under season homecooked meals and that leaves them flavorless unless they add a lot of salt
-Gives the option of white meat or dark meat. And can be made with just chicken breasts if desired.

Instant Pot Italian Chicken
Yield: 8 servings


4 bone-in chicken thighs or 2 thighs and 2 legs
1.5 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Herbs de Provence
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, halved
1 garlic clove (or ½ tsp of garlic powder)
½ cup no-sodium chicken stock (homemade preferably)
2 peeled carrots
1 jar of marinated artichoke hearts – 5 ounces – (or low sodium black olives); drained


1. Season each chicken part with a pinch of salt & pepper, and 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence per piece of chicken
2. (Steps 3-5 are optional and can be skipped in a pinch)
3. Heat instant pot over sauté function
4. Add 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil to the pot
5. Brown dark meat chicken (thighs/legs) on each side for 2-3 minutes
6. Add chicken breasts and the rest of the ingredients
7. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes
8. Let sit for 5 minutes and then manually release pressure (this will take a couple of minutes!)
9. Serve with whole grains or greens

Nutrition Profile:
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories (kcal) 207.57
Protein (g) 33.68
Carbohydrates (g) 2.69
Total Dietary Fiber (g) 0.81
Total Sugars (g) 1.00
Added Sugar (g) 0
Fat (g) 6.77
Saturated Fat (g) 1.84
Cholesterol (mg) 139.08
Calcium (mg) 26.14
Magnesium (mg) 36.74
Phosphorus (mg) 276.59
Potassium (mg) 414.99 High Potassium
Sodium (mg) 153.73

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