Seared chicken breasts with mushroom, onion, goat cheese sauce and a sprinkle of chopped parsley on a square white plate.

Instant Pot® Italian Chicken Breasts

This Instant Pot Italian Chicken recipe with mushrooms onions and goat cheese is delicious dinner, easy enough for the weeknights, elegant enough for company. 


  • 2-3 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ½ medium red onion diced
  • 8 oz. baby Portobello mushrooms cleaned and sliced thin
  • 4 6 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 c. chicken broth preferably organic
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 t. dried thyme leaves or 2 T fresh
  • 1 T. dried rosemary leaves or 2 T fresh
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 oz. goat cheese cut into chunks
  • 3 T. fresh parsley chopped


  • Add one tablespoon olive oil to Instant Pot® and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add red onion and Portobello mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions soften and mushrooms start to release their liquid, approximately 5-6 minutes. Transfer veggies to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon olive oil to unit. Working in batches, if necessary, add seasoned chicken to the Instant Pot® without overcrowding. Brown on both sides, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove browned chicken from unit and repeat process with remaining olive oil and chicken breasts, as needed.
  • Return mushrooms and onions to Instant Pot® and add chicken broth, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to combine.
  • Place the metal trivet that comes with the Instant Pot® into the cooking container. Place chicken breasts on top of the trivet and cover. Lock the lid and set the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Press the “Manual” button and adjust setting to “high.” Set cook time to 10 minutes.
  • When cook time is finished, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. Turn the unit off and remove lid. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the goat cheese to the cooking liquid and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.
  • Serve immediately with some of the mushroom sauce spooned over each chicken breast. Enjoy!