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Chicken & Potatoes

Italian Chicken & Potatoes in an Instant Pot

Instant pot chicken and potatoes with Italian flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Pressurized Cooking 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian


  • Instant Pot
  • Bowl
  • Spatula


  • 2 Tbsp butter divided
  • 1 Tbsp ranch seasoning can use more to taste
  • 1.5 lb chicken I use boneless, skinless breasts
  • 3 T chopped bacon optional
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb baby potatoes rinsed
  • 1/2 c cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese grated


Brown Chicken

  • Set instant pot to saute.
  • Melt 1T butter in pot
  • Rub chicken with Ranch seasoning
  • Add chicken to pot, cooking on both sides until brown - remove from pot then set aside.


  • Melt remaining butter in Instant Pot
  • Brown bacon (if desired) and garlic
  • Add chicken stock
  • Scrape bottom of pot to remove browned bits. Switch off instant pot.

Pressurized Cooking

  • Add chicken and potatoes to pot
  • Close lid. Set valve to "sealing," choose "pressure cook" or "manual." Set timer for 10 minutes.
  • After timer ends, do 10 minute natural pressure release (switch off pot and leave it alone)

Thicken Sauce

  • Open pot and remove chicken & potatoes
  • Combine cream and cornstarch to make slurry
  • Whisk into sauce in pot
  • Set pot to "saute"
  • Stir sauce constantly and simmer until thickened
  • Switch off instant pot. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Serve sauce over chicken and potatoes.
  • Try shredding the chicken in a mixer and serve on bread for an Italian sandwich.
Keyword chicken, Dinner, Easy, Instant Pot, Italian, One Pot, Potatoes