Main dish

Instant Pot Delightful Caprese Chicken


Instant Pot Delightful Caprese Chicken
You’ll want to make this dish again and again.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 2)
  • 3½ cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella “pearls” (or other fresh mozzarella cut to ½″ dice)
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, cut into ribbons
  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. When oil gets hot, add onion to the pot and saute until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  3. Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add chicken in an even layer. Add tomatoes in an even layer. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and crushed red pepper (optional). Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  6. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  7. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and basil over the chicken, then cover 4-5 minutes until cheese melts.
  8. Serve over zoodles, quinoa, brown rice or polenta.

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