Instant Pot Chicken With Creamy Mushroom Gravy

A creamy chicken dinner with mushroom gravy made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 680 kcal


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound total)
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper

For the gravy:


  1. Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Generously season all sides with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Select the sauté mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat. When it has reached temperature, add olive oil to coat the bottom. Add mushrooms, cooking until they release their juices, a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cream, water, garlic, and cayenne. Stir together until well-mixed. Turn off the sauté mode.
  4. Add chicken breasts to the pot in a single layer, nudging aside the mushrooms. The chicken should be sitting at the bottom of the pot, submerged in the liquid.
  5. Cover and lock the lid, and seal the vent. Select the manual mode to cook for 6 minutes at high pressure. Let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, followed by a gradual manual release.
  6. Uncover and transfer the chicken breasts onto serving plates.
  7. Stir the liquid left in the pot, and scoop about 1/4 cup into a small bowl. Combine with corn starch and stir until completely dissolved.
  8. Add corn starch mixture to the pot. Gradually stir in parmesan cheese. Let simmer on the sauté mode until thickened to form a gravy, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  9. Turn off the sauté mode. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Spoon gravy on top of the chicken. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 10 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 680  
Total Fat 38g 58%
   Saturated Fat 22g 108%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 252mg 84%
Sodium 910mg 38%
Potassium 990mg 28%
Total Carb 10.5g 3%
   Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
   Sugars 0g  
Protein 60g  
Vitamin A 21% · Vitamin C 16% · Calcium 28% · Iron 20%