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Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This Instant Pot Chicken Stew is my go-to comfort food. It's hearty, flavorful, and easy to whip up. The tender chicken, veggies, and aromatic herbs create a soul-warming dish.

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Think comfort food meets convenience. Those chilly nights call for my homemade chicken stew, cooked effortlessly in an instant pot. It's a hearty mix of tender chicken cubes, crisp veggies, and delectable spices. One bite and you're hooked. Can't wait to share it with you!

Ingredients for Delicious Chicken Stew in the Instant Pot

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs: Tender and flavorful protein source that cooks quickly, adding heartiness and depth to the stew.
  • Onion: Provides a savory base flavor and sweetness when cooked, enhancing the overall taste of the stew.
  • Carrots: Adds natural sweetness and vibrant color, while providing a satisfying crunch and essential nutrients to the dish.
  • Celery: Offers a subtle earthy flavor and refreshing crunch, adding complexity and texture to the stew.
  • Potatoes: Starchy vegetable that thickens the stew and provides a hearty, comforting element to the dish.

Essential Tools and Equipment for Making This Instant Pot Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the stew quickly while keeping the flavors and nutrients locked in.
  • Knife: Needed to chop the vegetables and chicken into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.
  • Cutting board: Provides a stable surface for chopping ingredients safely and keeps your countertop clean.
  • Measuring cups: Ensures accurate measurements of ingredients for a well-balanced and flavorful stew.
  • Wooden spoon: Ideal for stirring the stew and scraping any flavorful bits from the bottom of the pot.

Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

A hearty and delicious chicken stew made easily in the Instant Pot. Perfect for a quick and comforting meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 potatoes diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Set the Instant Pot to sauté mode and heat olive oil.
  • Add chicken pieces and cook until browned.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes.
  • Stir in thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour in chicken broth and add potatoes.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid, set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Quick release the pressure and serve hot.


Feel free to add other vegetables like peas or corn for extra flavor and nutrition.


Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 30gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 850mgPotassium: 900mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken Stew, Comfort Food, Instant Pot
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Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing Chicken Stew

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken stew as instructed.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the stew completely.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 3 months.

When making this stew, try adding a splash of balsamic vinegar before serving to enhance the flavors and add a subtle tanginess to the dish.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

Can I use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute chicken breasts for thighs, but be mindful that chicken breasts may cook faster and could result in a slightly different texture.
How can I add more flavor to this chicken stew?
You can enhance the flavor by adding a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a bay leaf, or a splash of balsamic vinegar during cooking.
Can I make this stew ahead of time and reheat it later?
Absolutely! This stew actually tastes even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld together. Just store it in the fridge and reheat when ready to eat.
Is it possible to freeze this chicken stew?
Yes, you can freeze this stew in airtight containers for up to 3 months. Just thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
Can I add other vegetables to this stew?
Of course! Feel free to customize this stew by adding your favorite vegetables like peas, green beans, or bell peppers. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.

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