Perfect comfort food made both healthy and easy in the Instant Pot
1 cup chicken stock, homemade when you can
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Teaspoons Italian seasoning, see notes
1 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained and cut in half, 4 ounces
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 2
1 red onion, 12 ounces
10–14 crimini mushrooms, 12 ounces, cleaned and cut into quarters
1 cup Savory Vegan Cashew Cream
4 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped, 4 ounces
Optional: 2 Teaspoons tapioca mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water for thickening
Topping: 2-4 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts
In a 6-quart Instant Pot, mix together the chicken stock, garlic, Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper, and sundried tomatoes. Add in the chicken breasts.
For the red onion slice off both ends. Then cut it in half from the top to the bottom, and peel away the tough outer layer. Then lay each half flat side down, and cut into 3/4″ slices.
Place the onions and mushrooms over the top of the chicken. Then set the Instant Pot to pressure cook for 7 minutes.
After the cooking time is done, use the quick release function. When the Instant Pot is safe to open, open the lid and carefully remove the chicken onto a cutting board.
Turn the sauté function on and bring the sauce to a boil. Stir in the cashew cream sauce along with the spinach. Thicken slightly if desired by drizzling in the tapioca mixture while stirring constantly. Only add as much as you’d like for the texture you desire.
I like to slice up the chicken breasts and place them back in the finished sauce. Then serve immediately with your choice of sides.
We did mashed potatoes the first time, but I also served it over cooked gluten free penne, as well as roasted spaghetti squash.
Some seasoning mixes contain salt, sugar, and additives, be sure and look for one without any of these. If yours contains salt, be sure to adjust the salt called for in the recipe by omitting it and adjusting to taste after it’s finished cooking.
Be sure to check each ingredient carefully to make sure they’re Whole30 compliant.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 7
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Italian-American
Keywords: Instant Pot, Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free