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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

This Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan recipe has changed the way I cook this classic family favorite! We start with a simple sauté followed by 1-minute on high pressure, add in the cheese and voilá!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Parmesan, Instant Pot
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Silvia


  • Instant pot


  • 4 chicken fillets or 2 full breasts butterflied
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 tsp each, paprika, garlic, oregano
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil


  • In a small bowl mix the seasonings, salt and pepper together. Season chicken well on both sides. Set aside
  • Turn instant pot on sauté mode and add in the oil. When hot add the chicken and sauté on both sides until golden-brown (about 3 minutes on each side). If you have to work in batches please do so. At all times the chicken must be in contact with the pot.
  • Transfered chicken to a plate and immediately add in the onion and garlic. Sauté briefly (about 1 minute)
  • Add the marinara sauce and the chicken back in the pot. Try to submerge the chicken as much as you can.
  • Cook on high pressure HP for 1 minute followed by quick pressure release QPR.
  • Open the pot and add in the cheese and fresh basil. Cover the pot for 3-5 minutes so the cheese melts. Serve over your favorite pasta.