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Instant Pot Chicken Madeira

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Chicken tenders are smothered in a tangy mushroom sauce and mozzarella cheese. An easy dinner that tastes great with steamed asparagus or broccoli.


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When the display says HOT add in the butter and let melt. Add in the mushrooms and sauté for about 4 minutes. Add in the onions and sauté for another 2 minutes. Stir in ¼ tsp of the salt and ¼ tsp of the pepper. 
  2. Stir in the chicken and season with the remaining ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is ticking. Turn off Instant Pot. Stir in the vinegar. 
  3. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes (for fresh chicken tenders) or 5 minutes (for frozen chicken tenders). When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. 
  4. In a small bowl stir together the milk and cornstarch until smooth. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting and stir in the cornstarch mixture. It will thicken the sauce quickly. 
  5. Place the chicken on a platter and top with mozzarella cheese. Drizzle the sauce over the top. Sprinkle parsley over the top. Serve and enjoy. 


You can make this in the 3, 6, or 8 quart Instant Pot* with no changes. 

This would taste amazing with boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Cut them into bite size pieces and pressure cook for 5 minutes with a 10 minute natural pressure release.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Instant Pot