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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

instant pot chicken stew

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Are you a fan of Chicken Stew? I sure am and today I have this most amazing instant pot chicken stew recipe.

This instant pot chicken stew recipe is an easy chicken meal to prepare tastes so delicious.

Chicken has to be one of my favourite meats and is a great source of protein that will leave you feeling fuller for longer. That will help you stop snacking in between meals and

Seriously!  This tasty Chicken stew is one the whole family will love.

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

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Ingredients For Instant Pot Chicken Stew

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 chicken thighs, deboned
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water or stock
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Parsley, optional garnish

instant pot chicken stew

Instant Pot Meals For Beginners

Whether your an Instant pot expert or new to using the instant pot, this easy chicken stew recipe is a great one that is easy enough to prepare. Here are five tips for the instant pot beginner.

  • Use at least half a cup of liquid when pressure cooking.
  • Never open the instant pot on manual or pressure mode.
  • Purchase a second inner pot to allow you to cook more than one item. An example might be when cooking rice with a chilli. You can then cook both dishes separate without having to empty pots and wash up part way.
  • Be prepared to thicken. Instant pots are great at retaining liquid and sometimes you will need to thicken a meal to improve consistency.
  • Use a dishwasher or soak your pot as soon as it is empty. This will help keep the inner pot easy to maintain.

How To Make Stew Chicken In The Instant Pot

Tip: you can chop the chicken in advance or shred after cooking. Shredded after is way easier!

Place the oil in the IP and select the saute setting.

Add the chopped onion and saute for 2 minutes, then add the garlic for 1 minute.

Saute onions in instant pot for chicken stew

Turn off the saute setting and add the thighs, peppers and seasoning.

making instant pot chicken stew

I like to stir the tomato paste and greek yogurt into the broth before adding them all to the IP.

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Add the broth, paste and yoghurt to the pot.

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Your preparation is now complete.

Secure the lid and select the “soup/stew” setting for 10 minutes.

Natural release the instant pot lid, then shred the chicken with two forks.

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream, or alongside some mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.


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