#MulticookerMonday ~ Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms

Welcome to our inaugural Multicooker Monday posting! Join us once a month for inspiration and ideas for getting the most out of your crock pot, instant pot, etc. We all love ours in this group, and want to help you love yours too! I have been obsessed with my crock pot for many years - being able to set and forget a meal before work, turn bones into broth over night, having a roast ready to enjoy after a long day out - it's magic. And I've recently discovered Instant Pot - having just picked one up on Black Friday this past year and can now say I'm obsessed with it too. 

This delicious, tender chicken recipe is one of the many tasty meals we've experienced from the Instant Pot in the past few months. The sauce is creamy and so full of mushroom flavor, and the meat is perfectly moist, and fall off the bone tender! Give this one a try soon!

This makes a lovely dinner; serve alongside your favorite vegetables and over some rice or mashed potatoes and dinner will be done in no time! I cheated and made a carrot / mashed potato hybrid so my side dish was all in one.

Multicooker Monday
Recipes for Instant Pots, Slow Cookers, and More!
January 2020: Blogger's Favorite Recipes

  • Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms adapted from The Salty Marshmallow

    2 lbs skinless chicken thighs
    1/3 cup flour
    2 tsp salt
    1 tsp pepper
    1 tsp Italian seasoning
    2-3 TBS olive oil
    1 lb mushrooms sliced
    1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    If needed: cornstarch / water slurry to thicken

    1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl (or I prefer a pie plate). Mix to combine. Dredge chicken fully on all sides in the flour mixture and set aside.
    2. Set your Instant Pot to saute, and add about 2 TBS of oil. When hot, place the chicken in and brown evenly on one side, then flip and brown on the other side (about 3-4 minutes per side).
    3. Remove chicken, and add in the mushrooms (add additional oil at this point, if needed). Saute the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place the chicken on top of the mushrooms, and add in the broth. 
    4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set to seal, and turn settings to Pressure Cooker, for 12 minutes.
    5. When the cooking has completed, release the steam.
    6. Remove the chicken to a clean platter, and add the heavy cream into the pot. Turn the setting to saute to bring mixture to a boil. Allow to simmer for a few minutes to thicken. If the mixture does not thicken enough, combine about 2 TBS of cornstarch with 2 TBS of water and mix until smooth; add a little bit of this mixture at a time to your bubbling sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.
    7. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed - serve gravy over chicken.
    Serving suggestion: Serve with mashed potatoes or rice, alongside your favorite veggie or green salad.


  1. This looks so yummy! I think I may have to get another Instant Pot so I can have several things going at once! Who knew these cookers were so much fun years ago?

    1. Mine is still new - so I'm fully enamored! :D I love it! I am wishing I would have gotten one just a bit bigger, but that's just because I usually like to cook enough to have leftovers, and this size seems to be about just right for one good meal's worth for our little family. They are so much fun - so versatile!

  2. This looks delicious! And your carrot and mashed potatoes sound good too. That's not cheating! =)

  3. The sauté feature is suddenly my favorite part of the Instant Pot. I love that you can brown the meat first and then either pressure or slow cook. What a wonderful dish, Rebekah!

    1. Exactly! I love the saute first function - adds a whole new level of color / flavor to then quick cooked meat. Brilliant!


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