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Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

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4.7 from 23 reviews

  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy are all prepared in one pot, your Instant Pot. A perfect dinner for any night of the week. 


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen is okay)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Pinch of red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes (about 5 small), washed and cut into quarters (peel if you desire)
  • 4 whole carrots, peeled
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cornstarch


  1. Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot. Place the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of the pot. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and red pepper.
  2. Place a trivet on top of the chicken. 
  3. Then place the quartered potatoes and the peeled carrots on top of the trivet. 
  4. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 15 minutes for frozen chicken or 12 minutes for thawed chicken on high pressure. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Use tongs to place potatoes in a bowl. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until they reach your desired consistency. Add in the butter and the milk. Stir until creamy. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place carrots on a plate or platter. Remove the trivet.
  7. Remove the chicken and slice, place on platter.
  8. Stir 1 Tbsp cornstarch with 1 Tbsp water. Turn the Instant Pot to the saute setting. Stir the cornstarch slurry into the juices remaining in the pot. Whisk until gravy is thick.
  9. Serve gravy over potatoes and chicken. Serve with the carrots.


I haven’t tried this recipe with other cuts of chicken but I think bone-in chicken and boneless skinless chicken thighs would work wonderfully. If thawed cook for 15 minutes and if frozen cook for 18 minutes.

You can use other types of potatoes as well. Red and yellow potatoes cook much faster than Russets, so only cut them in half instead of quarters.

This recipe doesn’t make a ton of gravy. If you want more gravy then increase the broth amount to 1 ½ cups. And use 3 Tbsp of cornstarch to thicken the gravy.

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.

Gluten Free:  Just double check your chicken broth.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 502
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 1237 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 53 g
  • Cholesterol: 155 mg