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Instant Pot Chicken Stew

This Instant Pot Chicken Stew recipe is an easy dinner that is hearty and healthy. A comforting dinner that is ready and on the table quickly. This stew is going to be a family winner!
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot chicken stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Heather


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  • Add olive oil to instant pot and set it on sauté mode for 20 minutes.
  • Once the pot says "hot" add the cut up chicken breasts and sauté until seared on both sides.
  • Add the chopped onions, carrots and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook another minute until fragrant.
  • Turn the instant pot off.
  • Add the salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley and bay leaf.
  • Stir in the chicken broth while scraping the bottom of the pot.
  • Place the potatoes on top, no need to stir.
  • Secure the lid on the pot and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pot to manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Once the 8 minutes is complete, let the pot do a 5 minute natural pressure release. Then proceed with a quick release.
  • Once the pin has dropped, remove the lid and gently stir in the frozen peas and corn.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Sodium: 731mg | Calcium: 52mg | Vitamin C: 41mg | Vitamin A: 4762IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 1213mg | Cholesterol: 73mg | Calories: 307kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Iron: 2mg
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