Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes and Chicken–ultimate comfort food! Cheese sauce envelopes tender bites of chicken and cubed potatoes. Make it fast in your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes and Chicken
If you’re looking for comfort food at its finest look no further. These chicken and potatoes have a thick cheesy, creamy sauce that you’re going to love! Serve alongside steamed broccoli or green beans for an easy, delicious weeknight meal.
- Bite size pieces of chicken thighs (cut across the grain) or chicken tenderloins work perfectly in this recipe. They cook at the same rate as the cubed potatoes. You can also try chunks of chicken breasts, although they won’t taste as moist and tender.
- I used my silicone steamer basket* to steam the potatoes on top of the chicken. The steamer basket helps cook the potatoes perfectly without the graininess that can occur when you boil them right in the pot. If you don’t have a steamer basket you can try placing a trivet on top of the chicken and place larger cubes of potatoes on top of the trivet. It won’t be perfect but will probably work just fine!
- I prefer to use cheddar grated off the block instead of buying pre-shredded cheese. It melts better and doesn’t have additives in it.
- I used Russet potatoes but I’m assuming that red or yellow potatoes would work just as well. You can peel or not peel, it’s up to you and your preferences.
- I used my 6 quart Instant Pot . You can also make this in your 8 quart pot…add 1 cup of broth into pot instead of ½ cup.
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Ultimate comfort food! Cheese sauce envelopes tender bites of chicken and cubed potatoes. Make it fast in your Instant Pot.
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces (or you can use chicken tenderloins)
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp dried onion
- 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 medium potatoes)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Add broth and chicken into Instant Pot. Stir in the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and onion.
- Place potatoes into a steamer basket and place the basket into the Instant Pot on top of the chicken.
- Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 5 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Remove the steamer basket and set aside.
- Stir the melted butter and flour together with a whisk until smooth and creamy. Stir the mixture into the Instant Pot with the liquid and chicken. Stir in the milk. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. Once sauce has started to thicken stir in the cheese and let melt. Turn off Instant Pot.
- Stir the potatoes into the sauce. Coat well.
- Salt and pepper to taste and serve.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
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