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Instant Pot Chicken and Tomatoes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


Revamp your weeknight dinner with this rapid and straightforward chicken and tomato dish made using the Instant Pot. This dish features succulent chicken, fresh tomatoes, and a blend of spices, delivering a mouthwatering meal from just one pot. Whether you desire a nutritious meal or a straightforward comfort-food dish, this recipe ensures both flavor and convenience.


  • 2 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Activate the sauté function on your Instant Pot.
  2. Incorporate chicken, garlic, and onion into the pot and sauté for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes over the chicken.
  4. Mix in all the remaining ingredients.
  5. Secure the Instant Pot lid.
  6. Adjust the Instant Pot setting to “Manual” on high pressure for 20 minutes. Once the cooking time has elapsed, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  7. Unlock the Instant Pot lid and shred the chicken.
  8. Serve warm and relish the flavors!

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 291kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 97mg
  • Sodium: 103mg
  • Potassium: 672mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 1229IU
  • Vitamin C: 19mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
  • Iron: 2mg


You have the option to use either fresh or canned tomatoes based on your preference. The recipe also permits variations in the chicken part used; chicken drumsticks, thighs, or breasts can be used. Enhance your meal by pairing it with sides such as Instant Pot Green Beans, Fried Rice, or Potatoes and Carrots

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