Instant Pot Pesto Chicken and Potatoes

Need a healthy recipe for your Instant Pot? This Pesto Chicken and Potatoes are so easy and taste delicious!

I am loving my Instant Pot and use it almost everyday. One thing I love is that it can make a lot of different food in a matter of minutes! Just like this recipe with chicken and potatoes at the very same time!

School has started again and with all of our goals of eating healthy,  sometimes it is hard to throw dinner together. I looked at my ingredients and thought I would try and make some Pesto chicken.

While I was at it, might as well through in some potatoes too! I am so glad I did! The pesto potatoes were my favorite part of the whole meal!

How to make Instant Pot Pesto Chicken and Potatoes:

Push the saute button on the Instant Pot. When the Instant Pot says “hot”, add the oil.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Place them in the Instant Pot and sear, about 3 minutes each side, until it releases easily from the pan.

Place them in the Instant Pot and sear, about 3 minutes each side, until it releases easily from the pan.

Add chicken broth and potatoes to Instant Pot.
Put the lid on, turn valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 7 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and begin counting down.
Once the cook time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 8-10 minutes and then open the valve completely.

Once the cook time is over, let the pressure release naturally for 8-10 minutes and then open the valve completely.

Stir in pesto and Parmesan and stir carefully to coat both the chicken and potatoes.

HOW TO STORE THEM AND HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

If you like to meal prep, then this Pesto Chicken and Potatoes are perfect for you. They last 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator in sealed  container.

I wouldn’t suggest freezing them after they are cooked. They just don’t turn out the same. The potatoes will go a brownish color and will be pretty soggy.

HAVE LEFTOVER POTATOES?

You could USE YOUR POTATOES FOR: 

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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Watch how to make this Instant Pot Pesto Chicken and Potatoes Here:

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Push the saute button on the Instant Pot. When the Instant Pot says "hot", add the oil.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the Instant Pot and sear, about 3 minutes each side, until it releases easily from the pan.
  3. Add chicken broth and potatoes to Instant Pot and sprinkle with salt (if desired)
  4. Put the lid on, turn valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 7 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and begin counting down.
  5. Once the cook time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then open the valve to venting
  6. Stir in pesto and Parmesan and stir to coat. Serve with a side salad.

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