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Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Potatoes

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Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Potatoes is a delicious meal in minutes that is savory, hearty, and comforting. It is loaded with flavor and the perfect quick dinner option.

overhead view sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes in larger white bowl with two forks, plates, and napkin

It is the beginning of a new week and so much is happening.

There is a lot going on.

It is a lot.

It is hard to show up in this space and talk about food but at the same time, it also relaxes me.

This week I am going to focus on taking care of myself, doing the work, and showing up. I am also going to make my dinner life easy by pulling out the instant pot pressure cooker to make a few meals this week including this sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes. It is filling, comforting, and simple to make.

So necessary this week.

What ingredients are needed for instant pot sun dried tomato chicken?

ingredients for sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes in bowls and plate

  1. Chicken
  2. Chicken broth
  3. Sun dried tomatoes
  4. Potatoes
  5. Heavy cream
  6. Corn starch
  7. Pesto
  8. Garlic
  9. Spinach

How to make this sun dried tomato chicken recipe:

Begin the recipe by placing the trivet at the bottom of the instant pot and adding 1 cup of water. Season the raw chicken with salt and pepper. Place the seasoned chicken at the bottom of the pressure cooker on one side. Place the potatoes on the other side.

raw chicken and red potatoes in a pressure cooker

Top with the chopped spinach and sun dried tomatoes.

chicken breast, red potatoes, spinach, and sun dried tomatoes in pressure cooker

In a small bowl, stir together the chicken broth, heavy cream, corn starch, pesto, and minced garlic together to make the sauce.

ingredients for pesto sauce in small glass pitcher

Sprinkle the creamy pesto sauce on top of everything in the instant pot.

creamy pesto sauce poured on ingredients in instant pot pressure cooker

Place the top on the instant pot. Making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing and not venting. Cook using the manual setting. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the cooking time for five minutes.

side view instant pot pressure cooker set to five minutes cook time

If your Instant Pot or pressure cooker has a low or high-pressure setting, use the high-pressure setting for this recipe. Allow the instant pot to naturally release for five minutes when the time is up. Carefully turn the steam release valve to venting to release any additional pressure. Remove the lid from the pressure cooker.

cooked sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes in instant pot pressure cooker

Using the handles of the trivet or tongs, carefully remove the sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes. Serve warm and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

white plate with serving of sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes

Tips to make the best pressure cooker chicken with sun dried tomatoes:

  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot before adding any ingredients
  • May use any kind of potatoes. I’ve also chopped russet potatoes into small pieces and used them as well.
  • Season the chicken to taste with salt and ground black pepper.
  • May substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs.
  • This recipe may also be completed in a slow cooker using the same process. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
close up view of sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes in white serving bowl

Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Potatoes

Instant Pot Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Potatoes is a delicious meal in minutes that is savory, hearty, and comforting. It is loaded with flavor and the perfect quick dinner option.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sun dried tomato chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound red potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by placing the trivet at the bottom of the instant pot and adding 1 cup of water.
  • Season the 1 1/2 pounds raw chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Place the seasoned chicken at the bottom of the pressure cooker on one side. Place the 1/2 pound cut red potatoes on the other side. 
  • Top with the 1 cup fresh chopped spinach and 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons corn starch, 1 tablespoon pesto, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic together to make the sauce.
  • Pour the creamy pesto sauce on top of everything in the instant pot.
  • Place the top on the instant pot. Making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing and not venting. Cook using the manual setting. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot. Set the cooking time for five minutes. If your Instant Pot or pressure cooker has a low or high-pressure setting, use the high-pressure setting for this recipe.
  • Allow the instant pot to naturally release for five minutes when the time is up. Carefully turn the steam release valve to venting to release any additional pressure. Remove the lid from the pressure cooker. 
  • Using the handles of the trivet or tongs, carefully remove the sun dried tomato chicken and potatoes. Serve warm and store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Place the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot before adding any ingredients
  • May use any kind of potatoes. I’ve also chopped russet potatoes into small pieces and used them as well. 
  • Season the chicken to taste with salt and ground black pepper. 
  • May substitute chicken breast for chicken thighs. 
  • This recipe may also be completed in a slow cooker using the same process. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker. 

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 1282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1202IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg
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close up side view of chicken and potatoes on white plate hand holding fork with sun dried tomato chicken on it

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