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Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

This Instant Pot chicken and gravy is one recipe you do NOT want to miss out on.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Pressurize Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-friendly chicken recipe, Easy Family Dinner, Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 228kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet
  • small bowl
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Plate
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plate


  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons cold water
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine salt, paprika, thyme, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle chicken with seasonings and rub on both sides so that each chicken breast is completely covered.
  • Press SAUTE button on Instant Pot.
  • Add butter to hot pot and let it melt.
  • Cook chicken breasts until browned (about 2-3 minutes per side - we aren't cooking the breasts, just browning the outside).
  • Transfer browned chicken breasts to a plate.
  • Press CANCEL button to turn off the saute.
  • Pour chicken broth to pot and scrape any browned bits on the bottom of the pot (I like to use a wooden spatula to do this).
  • Place trivet inside pot and lay chicken breasts on top of trivet.
  • Place lid on the Instant Pot.
  • Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set timer for 5 minutes.
  • After timer is finished, let the pot do a NATURAL RELEASE for 10 minutes, then move the valve to VENTING to release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid, then remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep them warm.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water together until completely dissolved.
  • Press the SAUTE button.
  • Whisk in the cornstarch mixture to thicken the gravy until it reaches the consistency you prefer.
  • Add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Press CANCEL and serve chicken with gravy on top.


Optional: This is delicious served with mashed potatoes!


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg