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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

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This quick and easy chicken parmesan is the answer to your busy weeknight dinner dreams. A perfectly cooked and juicy chicken dinner ready in a blink of an eye.

chicken parmesan on a white plate

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I’m trying to ease you guys into instant pot recipes. I shared my favorite way to make shredded chicken last week, and today, I have Corrie from Corrie Cooks here to share another really easy recipe. Baby steps, guys.

Unlike the recipes you may know, this one has no breading or frying, but it’s as delicious as the classic version.

INGREDIENTS

  • Chicken – boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Basil (or oregano, if you don’t have basil on hand)
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic Powder
  • Strained Tomatoes or Marinara
  • Mozzarella
chicken, cheese, and ingredients laid out to make chicken parm

TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU:

  • Instant Pot – You’ll need an instant pot, of course. I recommend the 6 qt.
  • Tongs – I use tongs for everything in the kitchen. They come in handy when dealing with chicken to keep your hands clean.

HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE:

You have a few options:

  1. Classic strained tomatoes (like I did here)
  2. Homemade Instant Pot Marinara sauce
  3. Canned chopped tomatoes

If you really want to upgrade this dish, use fire-roasted tomatoes.

HOW TO MAKE THE CHICKEN:

STEP ONE: Season chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil.

STEP TWO: In the Instant Pot, combine half the parmesan, garlic powder, and strained tomatoes. Stir the sauce to combine and place seasoned chicken on top.

STEP THREE: Lock the lid in place. Select Manual and set to High Pressure. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes and once done, perform a quick pressure release.

STEP FOUR: Open the lid (watch the steam!) and cover the chicken with mozzarella and remaining parmesan. Close the lid (but don’t lock!) and cook on “saute” for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

overhead shot of chicken in instant pot with tomato sauce

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE PARMESAN?

Well, this is a tricky one. You can use other types of cheese, but without parmesan, you will not get a genuine taste. I suggest you stick with it.

WHICH HERBS TO USE

You can get creative with this. Chicken is very mild in flavor and will pair with most of the herbs. Try basil, oregano, or even thyme. I like to use my homemade Italian seasoning which is a blend.

HOW TO SERVE IT

Serve it over pasta or zucchini noodles. If you’re serving with with noodles, pair it with roasted zucchini or roasted green beans. Either way, have a garlic knot to finish off the meal.

NEED MORE SAUCY RECIPES IN YOUR LIFE? TRY THESE:

Italian Chicken Meatball Subs
Crockpot Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
Baked Red & White Mostaccioli
Vodka Rigatoni

For more Instant Pot chicken recipes, visit Corrie Cooks.

plated chicken breasts with tomato sauce with text overlay

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chicken parmesan on a white plate

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
This quick and easy chicken parmesan is the answer to your busy weeknight dinner dreams. A perfectly cooked and juicy chicken dinner ready in a blink of an eye.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 427 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil or oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes or marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 oz. mozzarella grated

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil.
  • In the Instant Pot, combine strained tomatoes, half the parmesan, and garlic powder.
  • Stir the sauce and place the chicken on top.
  • Lock the lid into place and cook for 3 minutes on High Pressure.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Cover the chicken with the remaining parmesan and mozzarella.
  • Cover the Instant pot with the lid (do not lock!) and cook on Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm & spoon sauce over top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 58gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 1160mgPotassium: 1266mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 833IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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