Home dinner Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe

by Nellie

This Instant Pot French Onion Chicken recipe is so good and great for weeknight meals. Super simple ingredients make for a yummy meal!

Have you ever made french onion chicken in the Instant pot? It’s so good!

Where did the concept of French Onion come from?

French Onion Soup is a savory, beef broth based soup, originating in Paris , consisting of caramelized onions and croutons topped with Gruyere cheese. The dish is one of the most famous soups in French cuisine.

This recipe has quickly become on of our favorites because it’s so incredibly easy to make. If you are looking to switch things up in the pressure cooker a bit, check this one out!

When is a good time to serve this Instant Pot French Onion Chicken recipe?

A lovely meal to serve for a dinner party or social event with friends, French Onion Chicken is also an excellent food choice to prepare on a cold winter day.

What ingredients do you need for this Instant Pot French Onion Chicken?

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts about 2 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided into 2 / 1
  • 1 1/2 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour all purpose
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

You won’t need any red wine, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, fresh thyme sprigs or bay leaves for this recipe. Instead of swiss cheese you can use mild provolone slices on top of the chicken breasts.

You can also pick your choice of sides from a baguette slice, or garlic bread, slices of texas toast or any kind of crusty bread works!

This instant pot chicken recipe takes boring chicken breasts and making it into a main dish for a delicious meal! Between the french onion sauce and the gooey cheese it’s one of those delicious recipes you make again and again! You won’t need any french onion soup mix for this recipe.

This IP recipe takes is so much better than canned onion soup, or even a onion soup mix packet. If you are using this for a dinner party I recommend using a clear serving dish or casserole dish.

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe
Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This amazing french onion chicken recipe is so great for a quick weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts about 2 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided into 2 / 1
  • 1 1/2 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour all purpose
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Turn your instant pot on to sauté mode. Once your Instant pot is hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil and thinly sliced onions. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until the onions are translucent. Remove and set aside.
  2. While your instant pot still on sauté mode, sear your chicken on each side for about two minutes. Season with salt, pepper and Italian season. 
  3. Add the broth and onions. Seal the lid and pressure valve and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Make sure internal temp of chicken is 160°f.
  4. Quick pressure release and remove the chicken. Set aside. 
  5. Set the instant pot to sauté and once the Au ju starts to simmer, whisk in the flour to thicken au ju into a gravy. 
  6. Return the chicken and add the cheese, 2 slices per breast.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 554Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 154mgSodium 716mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 55g

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