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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

One pot instant pot chicken parmesan is a simple weeknight dinner that your family will love! The delicious Italian flavors will fill your kitchen up fast - you'll swear you are at Olive Garden or your favorite Italian restaurant. Healthy, filling, delicious and done in 30 minutes.
Course Dinners, Lunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 456kcal
Author Lyndsey


  • 1 pound chicken breast 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Basil chiffonade
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese


  • Heat up your pressure cooker: hit Saute and adjust to "more". Wait until Instant Pot reads "HOT"
  • Add olive oil to Instant Pot, add chicken and saute for 3 or so minutes, stirring constantly. Be careful not to leave any parts stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Hit cancel to stop saute mode.
  • Add enough sauce to cover the chicken. Coat chicken thoroughly by stirring.
  • Close Instant Pot lid and cook on manual pressure for 4 minutes on high. Let release naturally for 10 minutes then turn off. Release remaining pressure (be mindful not to put your hand or face near spout). Once released, open the lid.
  • Chicken can be served over zoodles with basil and ¼ cup mozzarella cheese sprinkled over top. Let chicken mixture rest in Instant Pot on "keep warm" mode if sauce is too thin upon completion.
  • For baked sandwiches, spoon half of the chicken mixture into lavash or other flat bread. Sprinkle each serving with ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and basil. Bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Nutrition reflects only recipe, not additional add-ins such as pasta or flatbreads with ½ cup of sauce per portion.
Use an instant read thermometer to ensure you cook the chicken to 165F - this is especially important if it was frozen.
To avoid the burn notice, ensure that you have enough sauce and even add a quarter cup of chicken broth or water if your sauce is super thick.
Check your sealing ring and steam valve to be sure they are securely in place (the steam valve should be marked as sealed) prior to cooking.
Recipe is for 2 servings if not making sandwiches. If making baked sandwiches, this recipe should serve 3-4.
If serving with noodles be sure to cook the noodles separately. Cooking the noodles in the pressure cooker will not work with this recipe.
Reheat in the oven at 350F or microwave for 1-2 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 49.7g | Fat: 23.3g