Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan is easily made in an Instant Pot and it’s light since there is no breading on the chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken, chicken parmesan, instant pot chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 700 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced basil
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh minced basil
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  1. Note: this recipe will work for 2 large chicken breasts sliced in half or 4 small chicken breasts (not cut in half). 

  2. Slice large chicken breasts in half, width-wise, to create 4 thin chicken breast halves.

  3. Season all sides of the chicken with some salt and pepper.

  4. Set Instant Pot on "saute" and let it heat through. 

  5. Add some olive oil to the pot and place chicken breast halves in it. Let chicken saute until it starts to brown on one side and flip them over. Let them saute until that side starts to brown and take chicken out. 

  6. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add marinara sauce and basil and stir well.  Let it heat through and turn off the saute.

  7. Nestle chicken back into the pot, in the middle of the sauce. 

  8. Close the lid and make sure it's latched. Turn the valve to "seal" and set the Instant Pot to pressure cook on LOW pressure for 3 minutes.

  9. When it's done, turn it off, and carefully release the pressure on quick release. Add Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and some basil over each chicken half. 

  10. Close the lid but do not turn on the Instant Pot. Just let the cheese melt in closed pot for 4-5 minutes. Take off the lid and serve right away.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 700 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 1758mg76%
Potassium 1723mg49%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 78g156%
Vitamin A 1430IU29%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 415mg42%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.