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Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Nov 11, 2020
Instant Pot French Onion Chicken
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Instant Pot French Onion Chicken – Like so many, we love putting french onions on everything! This Instant Pot French Onion Chicken is delicious, fragrant, and super versatile. You can serve the French onion chicken with literally everything; but for a go-to dinner to make ahead, try with tortillas or sandwich buns. You’ll love it. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

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Directions

1. To make the Instant Pot French onion chicken: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes until soft.

2. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until onions are caramelized – about 15 minutes. Pour in 1/4 cup of broth to deglaze if your pan gets too dry, and keep stirring until onions are browned. Stir in fresh minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Turn off the heat and set aside.

3. Season the chicken breasts with oregano, crushed chili pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Go easy on the salt because the French onion garnish is already salted. Arrange chicken breasts in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Pour the French onion on top, add 1/2 cup chicken broth and close the lid. Set the Instant Pot to pressure cooking for 15 minutes.

4. Once done, do a quick release and shred the chicken breasts with two forks. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode to reheat quickly. Give a good stir and allow to cook for 2 or 3 minutes more. Add more chicken broth if necessary.

5. Remove the Instant Pot French onion chicken to a serving dish and garnish with cilantro and jalapeño, if you like. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, bulgur, sandwiches, and of course, tortillas. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Instant Pot French onion chicken recipe

  • You can flavor up the french onion with a dash of white wine, sherry, or balsamic vinegar when you deglaze the pan.
  • You can prepare the French onion ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Add at the last minute when cooking the chicken.
  • Feel free to add your twist for the chicken spices!

Can we use frozen chicken breasts?

Frozen boneless-skinless chicken breasts have worked well for us. Increase cooking time in the Instant Pot to 25 minutes to make sure they are well done.

How and how long to store the Instant Pot chicken leftovers?

Keep the Instant Pot shredded chicken leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in your refrigerator. Add a few drops of water before reheating to loosen up the sauce.

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