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Instant Pot Pesto Chicken

This Instant Pot Pesto Chicken is the perfect meal to throw together if you need to cook, but don’t have a lot of time. It requires about 10 minutes at the beginning, and then all you need to do is press the right buttons on your Instant Pot and wait. You’re left with a pesto-y, cheesy dish that you’re going to LOVE!

Chicken thighs Salt and pepper Olive oil Chicken broth Basil pesto Cherry tomatoes Mozzarella cheese

Prep the Chicken.



Coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil. Add chicken into the pot and allow to brown for about 4 minutes.

Add the chicken broth into the pot to deglaze. Add ½ cup pesto and ½ cup cherry tomatoes into the pot, then add chicken thighs back in. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.


Open the pressure cooker lid. Quickly place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken and let it melt. 


If you don’t like dark meat you can also use boneless skinless chicken breasts! Simply butterfly them so they are thinner. 


Add some Italian seasoning for extra flair.


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