Chicken Stew (Pressure Cooker)


2 tbsp unsalted butter

1 small onion, diced

2 large carrots, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

3 red potatoes , peeled and cubed

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley, for garnish


Heat your Instant Pot by using the Saute function.

Melt butter, then add the onion, carrot and celery. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and allow to cook 4 to 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Press cancel, then add chicken, potatoes, broth, seasoning, bay leaf and remaining salt and pepper.

Stir well, then secure lid and pressure valve. Cook on Manual High pressure for 10 minutes, allowing a 10 minute natural release. Release the remaining pressure via manual release.

Combine cornstarch and water and stir until dissolved, then remove the Instant Pot lid. Press Saute, stir in the cornstarch mixture and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes until thickened. Remove the bay leaves and add fresh chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!

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