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Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

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This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala recipe is so full flavor thanks to the sweet and creamy marsala sauce. Serve this dish over mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce!

Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite meals. There’s just something that is so fancy about it! Using my Instant Pot to make Chicken Marsala made my favorite recipe that much more amazing! Not standing over a frying pan really frees up my time to do other things!

This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala recipe is perfect over a bed of mashed potatoes or rice. The gravy that comes together with this recipe is just delicious, so full of flavor!

You can use chicken breasts or chicken thighs to make this recipe. The finished product is a rich chicken dish that is fork tender.

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

In a medium bowl, combine flour, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic powder. 

Put the chicken in a one-gallon storage bag and pour the flour mixture over the chicken in the bag. Don’t forget to seal the bag and then shake the bag to coat the chicken. 

Set your Instant Pot to saute on high. Shake off the excess flour on the chicken and brown the chicken. Add enough chicken to cover bottom without overcrowding.

Work in batches, if necessary to brown the chicken on each side in olive oil.

Now it’s time to cook the rest of the ingredients! 

Add butter to Instant Pot®. Once melted, add Portobello mushrooms and red onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms turn brown and the onions soften.

Add Marsala wine and chicken broth and deglaze bottom of the cooking container by gently scraping up the brown bits with a plastic spatula.

Turn Instant Pot® off and add browned chicken to the pot and cover. Lock the lid and set the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Press the “Manual” button and adjust setting to “high.” Set cook time to 10 minutes.

When cook time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and remove lid. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and rest for 5 minutes.

How to Make the Chicken Marsala Sauce

To make the sauce, temper heavy cream with approximately 2 tablespoons of the hot liquid from Instant Pot®. Once tempered, add heavy cream, cream cheese, and chopped parsley to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

Top each chicken breast with some of the creamy mushroom sauce and serve immediately. Sprinkle your dish with a little bit of parsley.

Enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala Recipe

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala recipe is so full flavor thanks to the sweet and creamy marsala sauce. Serve this dish over mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ¼“ thick

  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup weet Marsala wine

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. combine flour, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired, and stir to combine. 

  2. Place chicken breasts in a one-gallon plastic freezer bag and pour seasoned flour mixture on top. Seal bag and turn several times until chicken is evenly coated. 

  3. Select “Sauté” function on Instant Pot® and set to high. Add one tablespoon olive oil. Once hot, remove chicken from bag and shake off excess flour mixture. Add enough chicken to cover bottom without overcrowding. Work in batches, if necessary. 

  4. Brown chicken on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side. Remove and repeat with remaining chicken, adding more olive oil as necessary for each batch. 

  5. Add butter to Instant Pot®. Once melted, add Portobello mushrooms and red onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms turn brown and the onions soften, approximately 5-6 minutes. 

  6. Add Marsala wine and chicken broth and deglaze bottom of the cooking container by gently scraping up the brown bits with a plastic spatula.
  7. Turn Instant Pot® off and add browned chicken to the pot and cover. Lock the lid and set the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Press the “Manual” button and adjust setting to “high.” Set cook time to 10 minutes. 

  8. When cook time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and remove lid. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and rest for 5 minutes. 

  9. To make the sauce, temper heavy cream with approximately 2 tablespoons of the hot liquid from Instant Pot®. Once tempered, add heavy cream, cream cheese, and chopped parsley to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. 

  10. Top each chicken breast with some of the creamy mushroom sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy! 

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Susan

Monday 31st of December 2018

This looks so delicious! I don't have an instant pot (yet) but am saving this recipe for when I get one.