Recipe Review

This Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Cooks in 6 Minutes

published Aug 13, 2018
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Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken (Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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Were you one of the 300,000 people who bought an Instant Pot on Amazon Prime Day this year? If so (or if you’re already a proud owner), it’s time to put America’s favorite kitchen gadget to good use and make a chicken dinner that takes six minutes* to cook.

*Plus 10 minutes of natural pressure release, but that’s small beans in the grand scheme of things, right?

The Instant Pot is its own beast. Learning how to use one is like the plot of How to Train Your Dragon — first, you are peer pressured into capturing it, then you kind of want to slay it, but ultimately, you befriend it. Fiery dragon metaphor aside, learning how to cook in your Instant Pot is a journey (like most Dreamworks films). Okay, okay, I’m done.

Now let’s make this chicken. Turn your Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Once it’s hot, add in butter, let it melt, and then add in onions. Sauté until translucent and then add in garlic for a quick 30 seconds so they don’t burn. Add in chicken broth, garlic powder, pepper, salt, mushrooms, and chicken. (You can also cook pasta in the Instant Pot simultaneously if you follow these instructions and get a special-sized pot.)

This is the crazy part: Cover the pot, make sure the lid is secure, and set the pressure cook button for six minutes. That’s all the time that it takes to cook 1/2-inch chicken breasts (!!!). The longest part of this recipe is waiting 10 minutes for the pressure to release manually, but I assure you that it will be worth it.

Flick your Instant Pot back to the sauté setting to finish off the sauce by adding in warm half-and-half, flour, Parmesan cheese, and spinach. And you’re done!

→ Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken from 365 Days of Crockpot

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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