This recipe is delicious, healthy and easy which makes it perfect for a weeknight meal!
Instant Pot: Easy Caprese Chicken
Delicious, healthy and easy!
- 1/2 large yellow onion sliced
- 3-4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 tbs balsamic vinegar (3 tbsp. for IP)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- cooking spray
- quinoa, brown rice, whole-grain pasta or zoodles
Ingredients for Instant Pot
Gather these ingredients to put into the instant pot: onion, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper.
Start by chopping up the onion. Add some olive oil cooking spray to the instant pot, put it on the saute setting and add the onion. Cook the onion until it is caramelized.
Turn off the saute and add the garlic and chicken. Then add the halved tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
Cover and set to manual for 15 minutes. It usually takes about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
I used quinoa and it was delicious. I cook it with chicken broth instead of water to add more flavor. Cook the quinoa, brown rice, pasta or zoodles while the instant pot is making the chicken.
Prepare the rest of the ingredients:
Cut up the fresh basil and get the mozzarella ready.
When the Instant pot is finished cooking
When the instant pot is finished, carefully switch the quick release knob to release the steam. Open it and switch over to saute mood. Add the mozzarella cheese and the basil. Cook until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
When you are ready to eat, serve it over the quinoa, brown rice, pasta or zoodles and Enjoy!
This recipe is brought to you by Confessions of a Fit Foodie and the original recipe can be found HERE.