Instant Pot Chicken Asparagus Potato Dinner–moist bites of chicken, cubed potatoes and crisp bites of asparagus are tossed with a seasoning blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder and more to create a well seasoned one pot dinner. Use the Instant Pot to make this dinner quickly.
Instant Pot Chicken Asparagus Potato Dinner
I truly love dinners like these. All the food (protein, carb, vegetable) is in one pot with a minimal mess to clean up. I love the bright pop of color from the asparagus. Plus I love the crispness of the asparagus paired with the soft potatoes. The chicken is well seasoned and I love the addition of the smoked paprika for a bit of smoky flavor.
For some reason asparagus was on sale at my grocery store. Usually it’s not readily available this time of year so I snatched it up. If you can’t get asparagus you can also make this with broccoli or green beans.
I used fresh boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe but if you’re not a fan of dark meat you can also use chicken breasts. I really love how tender chicken thighs get though!!! That is what I would recommend.
More one pot meals…
Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf with Chicken Sausage
Instant Pot Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Instant Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps
What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Chicken Asparagus Potato Dinner I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.Print
Instant Pot Chicken Asparagus Potato Dinner
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 19 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
Moist bites of chicken, cubed potatoes and crisp bites of asparagus are tossed with a seasoning blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder and more to create a well seasoned one pot dinner. Use the Instant Pot to make this dinner quickly.
- 1 1/2 pounds (6 small) Russet potatoes
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 bunch of asparagus, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- Wash potatoes and if you desire, peel them (I kept the peels on mine). Cut them into 1 inch cubes. Add them into the Instant Pot.
- Use kitchen shears* to trim the excess fat off the chicken thighs. Cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks. Add the cut chicken into the Instant Pot.
- Add salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and chili powder into the Instant Pot. Use a spoon to toss the seasonings to coat the chicken and potatoes.
- Pour the broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Cover and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes on high pressure. When the time is up move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Stir in the pieces of asparagus and put the lid back on. Let the pot sit for about 5 minutes to warm the asparagus through and slightly cook it.
- Remove the lid. Salt and pepper to taste. Scoop the chicken, potatoes and asparagus onto plates and enjoy.
You can use chicken breasts in the place of chicken thighs. They won’t taste as tender and moist but they’ll work if you’re not a fan of dark meat.
You can use broccoli in the place of asparagus. I would slightly steam the broccoli before adding it into the Instant Pot.
If you want you can thicken the broth that is left in the pot and make it into a gravy of sorts. Drain off the liquid into a bowl. In a separate bowl stir together 1 Tbsp of cornstarch and 1 Tbsp of water. Stir the mixture into the broth. It should thicken quickly.
This recipe is GLUTEN-FREE. Just check the chicken broth to be sure it does not contain gluten.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: instant pot
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Laura Polaski says
Do you think I could I double the asparagus and increase the chicken to 2 lbs and still fit in the pot? If yes, what would I increase the time to? Sorry, I’m pretty new to IP. cooking. Thanks!
Yes you could do that. Do not increase the cooking time. Keep it the same 🙂
Paul Manese says
More than excellent! We couldn’t believe the great flavor. Love your videos and recipes!
Thank you so much Paul!
This was wonderful! Thank you.
Jennifer Lavallee says
Can I use water instead of chicken brothe?
yes, it won’t have as much flavor but you can use water
Excellent. I only used 3/4 tsp. of kosher salt and replaced some of the potatoes with sliced carrots to save some calories. Let the asparagus sit about 7-8 minutes instead of 5.
Thanks for the review Sharon!
Liz Butterfield says
My EXTREMELY picky husband has loved all of your recipes that I’ve made. Most recipes that I’ve made he says are bland but yours are very tasty. My question about this recipe is how do you prepare fresh asparagus prior to cooking? I’ve read that you have to peel it and/or soak it before cooking. Since I didn’t know, I bought canned asparagus and it turned out a bit mushy.
I just rinse it off and cut off the thick stalky ends
Hi Karen- I have baby gold potatoes on hand instead of russets. Should I do anything different? Thank you!
Those should work great!
I really like this dish! But has anyone else noticed that the description says “smoked paprika” and the recipe ingredients say “chili powder”? I used 1/2 the amount of chili powder and it is HOT. Will use paprika next time! P.S. This is also good with sweet potato.
Oops, just saw that it calls for both paprika & chili pepper. It seems I can’t read today. Anyway, it’s a bit spicy for my house, some might want to reduce the chili
Sara N says
We loved this meal! We had chicken breast and sweet potatoes on hand so that’s what we used. We also had bone broth rather than chicken broth. The asparagus came out perfect which we always struggle with. Everyone in our family age 5 to 35 finished their bowl! That’s a minor miracle in our house. Thank you!
That is a miracle! Nice!
Hi Karen! Thanks for the delicious recipe! My potatoes became very mushy when I stirred. What do you think I did wrong?
Were they russet potatoes? Next time I’d cut them bigger. They do cook quickly!
Ken Rhea says
You are improving my cooking.
I use an 8 qt instant pot. Most recipes are for the 6 qt. Is there a general rule about cook time differential?
Hi Ken, not really. Just remember that the 8 quart will take a little extra time to build pressure and a little extra time to release pressure. If it it’s a short recipe time sometimes I reduce the time by 1-2 minutes but if it’s like a roast for 80 minutes I keep the same time.
Cathy Williams says
My husband loves asparagus but has issues with “crisp” asparagus. Could I put the asparagus in foil and cook it along with every thing else, then at the end take it out of the foil, mix it with the other ingredients and put the lid on for “about 5 minutes” to further cook the asparagus?. Thanks!
I think it would be obliterated into mush. Asparagus cooks quicker than any other vegetable I know of in the Instant Pot. You could try the foil packet but my guess is that it would get too done.
Same issue at my house. I put the asparagus in and set it to cook for “0” minutes. You’ll want to do a quick release the instant it reaches pressure (or even sooner).
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Thanks Sunny, I’m glad you’re here.
Can I use frozen chicken? Remove after cooking and then return to the pot?
What I would do is put the frozen chicken in the pot with 1/2 cup broth. Then pressure cook for 1 minute. This will thaw the chicken and allow you to cut it up as stated in the recipe. Then follow the recipe as it is written.
Can this me made in a regular crockpot?
Here is the recipe: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-chicken-asparagus-potato-dinner/
Hi Karen… Love your recipes.. thanks kindly
Question: Can I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts and if so would the time change. Also can this be made for 2 persons only.
yes you can. here’s how to cut recipes in half: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/how-to-halve-instant-pot-recipes/