Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken is the perfect easy one pan meal for busy weeknights. Best of all, this pressure cooker chicken recipe cooks up tender, juicy and full of flavor with instructions for the Instant Pot & stovetop.
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Press the Sauté function (Normal setting) on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil to the pot. (I use a 6 Quart Instant Pot DUO PLUS)
Place chicken in the Instant Pot and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. This helps to seal in the juices and keep it tender. (You may have to work in batches depending on the size and amount of chicken you are using). Once browned, carefully remove the chicken and place on a plate.
Select the Manual (older models) or Pressure Cook (newer models) button and adjust the timer to 4 minutes.
When done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then push the valve to VENTING. Remove the lid.
Remove chicken, potatoes and carrots from Instant Pot and set aside on a large serving plate. To thicken the sauce (OPTIONAL), press CANCEL then SAUTE. Add the asparagus and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to the same serving plate as the chicken. To thicken sauce, stir in xanthan gum (or arrowroot starch slurry for Paleo) and allow to simmer and bubble, about 2-3 minutes.
Nutritional info is calculated for the chicken only.
*For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half.
****I use ⅓ cup of broth combined with the juice from the lemon in my 6 Quart Instant Pot DUO PLUS with no problems or *burning sign - if needed you can increase the amount of liquid if this combination doesn't work for your Instant Pot model