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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4


Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan chicken is an easy, comforting and amazingly delicious chicken meal. Tender and juicy chicken thighs are swimming in a creamy sauce loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach and Parmesan cheese.


  • Sun dried tomato oil- 2 tbsp
  • Small chicken thighs (skinless)- 500 gm / 1.1 lbs
  • Onion powder- 1 tsp.
  • Garlic powder- 1 tsp.
  • Salt -1 /2 tsp.
  • Italian seasoning- 1 tsp.
  • Cracked black pepper- 1 tsp.
  • Sun dried tomatoes ( cut into strips)- 2-3 tbsp.
  • Heavy cream- 1 cup
  • Sour cream- 3 tbsp.
  • Water -3 tbsp.
  • Fresh spinach ( trimmed)- 4 cups.
  • Parmesan cheese (fresh grated)- 1/2 cup
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  1. Trim excess fat from chicken thighs.
  2. Season with salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, onion powder and pepper.
  3. Turn on your Instant Pot, then choose the "saute" function and set time for 4 minutes. Once the pot is hot, add sun dried tomatoes oil to the steel pot.
  4. Add chicken thighs skin side down and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned*. Stir in the sun dried tomatoes and cook another minute to release their flavours. Press "cancel" button.
  5. In a small bowl mix together heavy cream , water and sour cream.
  6. Pour the mixture over the chicken thighs, add spinach and a pinch of salt.
  7. Close lid, set the valve to "sealing" position and press "pressure cooker", setting time -/+ to 3 minutes.Press "cancel" once the Instant Pot finished cooking. Allow natural pressure release for 5-10 min.
  8. Open the lid, add the Parmesan cheese immediately for the cheese to melt through the sauce.
  9. Serve with Instant Pot Jasmine rice, brown rice or mashed potatoes.
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* The longer you saute the chicken thighs and make brown bits on the bottom of the pot, the more flavorful the creamy sauce will be.

** It takes less than 10 min to prepare this meal. The recipe calls for SMALL thighs. If you plan to use medium thighs the cooking time should be increased. I recommend to saute medium or large thighs for 4 minutes per side ( 8 min) before pressure cooking.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Instant Pot chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Tuscan chicken, creamy tuscan chicken, chicken recipes, instant pot tuscan chicken