Instant Pot Chicken with Leeks and Mushrooms

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recipe by Kellyann Petrucci

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The delicate flavor and texture of leeks combined with the earthiness of mushrooms turn ordinary chicken breasts into creamy deliciousness. Pressure cooking makes for fast preparation and seals in all the juices and flavors.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Leek icon
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    6 (675g)
  • Pink himalayan salt icon
    Pink himalayan salt
    about ½ tsp (2g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Butter icon
    4 tbsp (57g)
  • Dry white wine icon
    Dry white wine
    about ½ cup (120g)
  • Crimini mushrooms icon
    Crimini mushrooms
    6½ cups
  • Arrowroot powder icon
    Arrowroot powder
    2 tbsp (16g)
  • Unsweetened almond milk icon
    Unsweetened almond milk
    about ½ cup (131g)


  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Cutting board

Step preview

  1. Add chicken breast to a clean cutting board
  2. Pat dry with paper towels
  3. Season with pink himalayan salt and black pepper
  4. Add butter to the inner pot
  5. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  6. Brown chicken on both sides and transfer to a plate
  7. Add dry white wine to the inner pot
  8. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  9. Stir crimini mushrooms and leek into the inner pot
  10. Top the leeks and mushrooms with the chicken breasts and juices from plate
  11. Cancel - Sauté
  12. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  13. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  14. Natural release - 4 min
  15. Quick release
  16. Cancel - Keep warm
  17. Transfer chicken to a plate
  18. Add arrowroot powder and unsweetened almond milk to a clean small bowl and mix
  19. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  20. Transfer mixture to inner pot
  21. Sauté until thickened while stirring occasionally - 2 min
  22. Serve chicken on top of leeks and mushrooms. Enjoy!
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