Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Don’t be shy with the garlic on this one. It’s a simple butter-garlic sauce that bakes on the chicken, and then you pile high the shredded/grated Parmesan cheese. Don’t be shy with the cheese either, and you’ve got yourself a delicious sauce-cheese combo for your weekly chicken meal.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water**
  • 2 - lb(s) baby potatoes
  • 3 - Tbsp melted butter
  • 4 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Melt the butter and stir in the minced garlic and thyme.
  2. Place the chicken breasts and baby potatoes (do not cut) in the electric pressure cooker insert with the hot water and pour the melted butter sauce over the top. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Prepare veggies.
  7. Serve Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken with shredded Parmesan cheese garnish and side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Melt 6 Tbsp butter and then stir in 8 tsp minced garlic and 2 tsp dried thyme.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 2 lb. bag baby potatoes
  • Half of the melted butter sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed. See note below if cooking from frozen.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when made with dairy-free margarine and you skip the Parmesan garnish.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese garnish and side of veggies.