Delightful Caprese Chicken
By :Chop Secrets
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Votes: 5
Rating: 5
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper optional
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella “pearls” or other fresh mozzarella cut to 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil cut into ribbons
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper optional
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella “pearls” or other fresh mozzarella cut to 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil cut into ribbons
Votes: 5
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. When oil gets hot, add onion to the pot and saute until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  3. Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add chicken in an even layer. Add tomatoes in an even layer. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and crushed red pepper (optional). Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  6. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- buttons and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  7. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and basil over the chicken, then cover 4-5 minutes until cheese melts.
  8. Serve over zoodles, quinoa, brown rice or polenta.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.

6 replies
  1. Watergirlb
    Watergirlb says:

    I have to cook for 2, and so the zmounts were different, but it was delicious. I changed two things though. I added the tomato with the basil and cheese and they were warm fresh and not soggy. I also topped the dish with balsamic glaze and served parmesan couscous as the side.

  2. IP-Spartan
    IP-Spartan says:

    Made this in a pinch with not every ingredient in hand. Used stewed tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes, and it still turned out great! Very tasty!

  3. LisaG106
    LisaG106 says:

    Made this recipe last night. This was my very first time using the Instant Pot and this recipe was perfect. My husband loved it. He has already requested I make it again.

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