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Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy recipe is my go-to comfort food. Tender chicken smothered in rich, savory gravy, it's a hearty dish that always hits the spot.

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Hey there, fellow home cook! I've got a hearty, comforting meal for you. Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy — it'll seriously up your dinner game. Tender, juicy chicken smothered in a rich, oniony gravy. So good, you'd want it for dinner every night. Couldn't be easier, made right in your Instant Pot. It’s everything a satisfying meal should be. Let's get cooking, shall we?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

  • Chicken breasts: Lean protein source that adds heartiness and flavor to the dish without overpowering other ingredients.
  • Dry onion soup mix: Adds a savory depth of flavor and a hint of sweetness to the gravy for a well-rounded taste.
  • Cream of chicken soup: Provides a creamy texture and rich flavor base for the gravy, enhancing the overall dish's comfort factor.
  • Chicken broth: Infuses the dish with a savory chicken flavor and helps to tenderize the chicken breasts during cooking.
  • Cornstarch: Acts as a thickening agent for the gravy, giving it a smooth and velvety consistency that coats the chicken beautifully.

Essential Tools for Making This Delicious Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chicken quickly and efficiently.
  • Tongs: Needed to safely remove the chicken from the Instant Pot without damaging it.

Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

This Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe is a quick and easy meal perfect for any night of the week. Tender chicken breasts are cooked in a savory gravy made with onion soup mix and cream of chicken soup.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • In the Instant Pot, mix together onion soup mix, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and water.
  • Add chicken breasts to the pot and coat them with the mixture.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once done, do a quick release and remove the chicken from the pot.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water to create a slurry.
  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and stir in the cornstarch slurry to thicken the gravy.
  • Serve the chicken with the gravy on top.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 30gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1100mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Gravy, Instant Pot
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Tips for Making Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken and gravy as instructed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken and gravy as instructed.
  • Allow it to cool down.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When making this dish, try adding a splash of white wine to the gravy for an extra depth of flavor.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Recipe

Can I use frozen chicken breasts for this recipe?
It's best to use thawed chicken breasts for more even cooking in the Instant Pot.
How can I make the gravy thicker?
You can mix cornstarch with water and add it to the Instant Pot to thicken the gravy to your desired consistency.
Can I substitute the cream of chicken soup with another type of soup?
You can experiment with other cream-based soups, but it may alter the flavor of the dish.
How long does it take for the Instant Pot to come to pressure?
It usually takes about 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure before the cooking time starts.
Can I double the recipe in the Instant Pot?
It's possible to double the recipe as long as you don't exceed the maximum fill line of the Instant Pot.

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