Easy Instant Pot® Tuscan Chicken

There's no need to go out to dinner when you can make this Tuscan chicken in the Instant Pot®. This uses a silicone bowl and an elevated steam rack, which can be bought on Amazon.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cantanzaro herbs (such as Savory Spice Shop®) or Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • ¼ cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ½ pound fresh spinach, stemmed

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Combine flour, cantanzaro herbs, salt, pepper, and garlic in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken through the mixture, shaking off excess flour.

  2. Add olive oil and butter to the pot; allow butter to melt. Add chicken and cook, in batches if necessary, until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate. Cook bell pepper with garlic until softened, about 2 minutes, and transfer to a small silicone bowl.

  3. Add pasta to the bottom of the Instant Pot® and pour heavy cream on top. Add chicken broth and lightly stir to ensure all the pasta is coated with liquid.

  4. Add the elevated steamer rack. Place chicken on top of rack. Add silicone bowl of peppers to the side of the chicken. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken, peppers, and the elevated rack.

  6. Select Saute function. Pour white wine into the cream sauce and add spinach. Cook and stir until spinach is wilted, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools. Serve pasta, sauce, and chicken together immediately.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

716 Calories
47g Fat
42g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 716
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 25g 124%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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