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Instant Pot Dijon Chicken on a white platter

Instant Pot Dijon Chicken

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 237kcal
This Instant Pot Dijon Chicken recipe has moved very close to the top of our list of favorite Instant Pot dishes, actually, of any kind of dish...Instant Pot or not! And it's so easy. Super tender chicken with an incredibly flavorful sauce. Serve with wild rice, or rice pilaf, and side salad, or steamed veggies, and you'll have a restaurant-quality meal on a weeknight in less than 30 minutes! YES!
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  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 2 lbs, total


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the stock, sherry, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Select the SAUTÉ on More (High).
  • Melt the butter in the pot and add the onion and sauté until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Nestle the chicken breasts into the onions, then pour the stock-mustard mixture over the chicken.
  • Secure the lid and set the Pressure Release to Sealing.
  • Select MEAT/STEW or MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK and set the timer for 8 minutes at High pressure.
  • Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, the move the Pressure Release to Venting to release any remaining steam.
  • Open the pot and and carefully remove the chicken to a plate and loosely tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Press CANCEL and then press SAUTÉ and cook for anther 6 to 7 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • Plate the chicken and spoon the sauce over the top.
  • Serve with wild rice and steamed vegetables.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg