Instant Pot Chicken Stew

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Instant Pot Chicken Stew is made with tender chicken meat and various vegetables in a creamy broth base. You can prepare it in 30 minutes and let the pressure cooker do its magic!

The IP can do wonderful things in the kitchen in a fraction of the time that the stovetop normally takes. Take this recipe as an ideal example to use it! Want some more IP recipes? Check out the recipes for Red Wine Beef Roast, Apple Cider Pork Chops, and Bacon Ranch Potato Soup!

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Stew is so easy to cook that you can make it on any day of the week, with or without occasion, and with ingredients so basic that you can prepare it on a whim.

If you are always busy, a good pressure cooker will be a necessity if you want homestyle dishes all the time. Stews, for instance, are traditionally prepared for hours to ensure that the meat is tender, and the flavors are extracted well. But for this recipe, the IP comes handy.

The outcome is a healthy and hearty dish that tastes as if you put on hours to make it. It has a variety of vegetables that add nutrients and flavors. The chicken itself has protein and antioxidants.

Overall, this is a good dish to feed your family. Even kids enjoy this!

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How to make Instant Pot Chicken Stew

  • Brown: Use the sauté function to heat some oil, cook the meat cubes until golden brown, then, set aside first. Add the white wine and deglaze the pot.
  • Sauté: Next, sauté the veggies, except the spuds and sweet peas. Add the aromatics, season with salt and pepper and add flour.
  • Cook: Put everything in except for the cornstarch and cream. Close the lid, seal, pressurize according to the set minutes in the recipe card below, then, release once the cycle is complete.
  • Thicken: Once you have released the pressure, you may open the lid and add in the cream. Cook some more using the sauté setting. Also, add the slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken.
  • Serve: Discard the bay leaves, garnish the soup with parsley and serve.

What herbs go into Instant Pot Chicken Stew

This recipe calls for rosemary and thyme, Italian herbs with fresh parsley used as a garnish. All of these enhance poultry flavor.

The ingredients also include bay leaves which I find to be a necessary addition to stew recipes like this. It completes the flavor profile and it enhances the other flavors of the dish.

Aside from these, salt, pepper, paprika, onion, and garlic also season the soup which complements the vegetable flavors, too.

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What to Serve with Instant Pot Chicken Stew:

While this dish could very well be served alone and still be stellar, you can these other side dishes to complete the experience:

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: Allow the stew to cool completely, then, place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 3 to 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop.
  • Freeze: Though freezing may change the texture of the veggies and the cream may separate, this dish can withstand up to 4 or 6 months of storage. Thaw completely first before reheating on the stovetop.

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Recipe Tips

  • You can use any cut of the chicken for this, even the breasts will be a good choice. Another variation of this recipe is to simply put all the ingredients in, except for the cream or it might curdle, then cook without sautéing.
  • Instead of cubes, you can simply cook the whole chicken cut, then, after cooking, remove each cut from the pot. Shred them, discard the bones, then, put the shredded meat back into the soup.
  • Another way to thicken this is to get some of the broth and the potatoes, then, puree using a blender. Then, stir everything back into the soup.
  • You may choose to leave out the cream if you want.
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5 from 5 reviews

Instant Pot Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Chicken Stew is made with tender chicken meat and various vegetables in a creamy broth base. You can prepare it in 30 minutes and let the pressure cooker do its magic!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 55 mins






Nutrition information

Calories: 566 Carbohydrates: 37 Protein: 31 Fat: 32 Saturated Fat: 8 Cholesterol: 150 Sodium: 734 Potassium: 1176 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 6 Vitamin A: 4552 Vitamin C: 72 Calcium: 83 Iron: 3
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These are some awesome recipes. And I advise anyone to use them.🤙🏾😎



When do you add the chicken back in? The recipe doesn't specify


Yes, sorry, you add it before the potatoes. I updated it, thanks for letting me know.



This is awesome! I made it exactly except didn't use wine, just a bit of extra water besides the broth and I added mushrooms, green beans and corn besides everything else. This tastes amazing! Thank you!


Rhonda H

Delish! Serving this with cheddar biscuits and organic French rose! ❤ Cheers!



This recipe was delicious! When we had the leftovers a few days later, I added half a can of coconut milk, Trader Joe’s yellow curry, a handful of spinach, and some sweet peppers. I topped it with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and sliced green onions. I served it with Jasmine rice. It was as good as the Massman curry at our fav Thai restaurant! Thanks so much!!



Tried out great... wonderful recipe... thanx💚



Hello, thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious. The only think I did differently was add a can of peas and corn (at the end) — didn’t have any frozen veggies, but I enjoyed it. Thank you.


thank you for your feedback Carolyn! Happy you enjoyed it!


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