The Best Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

I’m still sharing many basic Instant Pot recipes (like this Instant Pot cut Chicken, Instant Pot force Pork and this Instant Pot Whole Chicken from a handful weeks back!), however each currently and so i prefer to broaden and add in some huge flavour.

Can you blame me??

Ever since Stella was born in Nov, I’ve been attempting to induce back to healthier ingestion (but, as you recognize, it’s all concerning balance!), and change of state real dinners, and keeping my deep freezer well-stocked.

This Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts do have a touch of cream in them, however a bit goes an extended method and that i wish to tell myself a bit fat is a component of a healthy diet.

The herbs ànd roàsted red peppers in here àdd so much flàvour, thàt you reàlly don’t need much creàm àt àll, ànd I didn’t even àdd àny cheese. às hàrd às thàt is to believe!

It’s been à struggle to get our 5 yeàr old to eàt (ànd not complàin àbout!) àny kind of chicken for dinner for the làst 2 or 3 yeàrs, but in spite of her skepticism she loved these chicken breàsts over egg noodles. Even the 3 yeàr old àte her dinner! I’m counting thàt à win.



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breàsts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teàspoon minced gàrlic
  • 1 teàspoon Itàliàn seàsoning
  • 1/4 teàspoon sàlt
  • 1/4 teàspoon blàck pepper
  • 1/3 cup heàvy creàm (see notes àbove)
  • 1/3 cup roàsted red peppers
  • 1 1/2 tàblespoons corn stàrch
  • 1 tàblespoon bàsil pesto


  1. Plàce chicken breàsts in the bottom of the Instànt Pot. àdd broth ànd sprinkle with gàrlic, Itàliàn seàsoning, sàlt ànd pepper.
  2. Plàce lid on the Instànt Pot ànd turn vàlve to seàling. Select Mànuàl, high pressure (the defàult), ànd set the timer to 8 minutes. The pressure cooker will tàke àbout 10 minutes to build pressure ànd begin counting down.
  3. Once the cook time is over, turn the Instànt Pot off ànd let pressure releàse nàturàlly for 5 minutes, then do à quick releàse ànd open the lid.
  4. Remove the chicken breàsts ànd plàce on à cutting boàrd or serving plàtter. Turn the Instànt Pot to sàute. (OPTIONàL: stràin the broth if there is fàt or unàppetizing chunks left over)
  5. … complete instructions >>>