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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Jennie Duncan
This Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan is such a great and quick way to make this classic Italian dish. Made in about 20 minutes, serve over pasta or just as is!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Instant Pot, Main Course
Cuisine American, Instant Pot, Italian
Servings 2 breasts
Calories 584 kcal


  • 2 large chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped basil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • optional: grated parmesan cheese and pasta for serving


  • Start by preparing your chicken breast. Butterfly chicken by cutting in half horizontally, to create 2 thin slices then season with salt and pepper.
  • Set the instant pot on the SAUTE function, let it heat up. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chicken and cook on both sides, until the chicken changes color to light brown.
  • Add marinara sauce and ¼ cup water over the chicken, mix properly so that the chicken is well coated in the sauce.
  • Add Italian seasoning and ½ tablespoon chopped basil, and mix.
  • Close the lid and pressure valve. Select the PRESSURE COOK button on HIGH PRESSURE and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once the pressure-cooking cycle is over, quick release the pressure. Select the CANCEL button.
  • Open the lid and add shredded mozzarella, parmesan, and some chopped basil on the top of the chicken.
  • Close the lid but do not turn on the Instant Pot. Let the cheese melt in the steam inside the pot for 4-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with red chili flakes (optional), chopped basil leaves, and grated parmesan and serve hot with pasta or bread or roasted veggies and enjoy.


Serving: 1gCalories: 584kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 62gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 3583mgPotassium: 1314mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1052IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 335mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicken parmesan, Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
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