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Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken stew with fresh parsley

Italian Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Stew
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian


Instant pot chicken stew recipe takes just 10 min to prep! Italian chicken stew is a nutritious + satisfying meal and perfect for meal prep.


  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15-oz. cans garbanzo beans


  1. Prep ingredients:
    Dice onion.
    Slice celery.
    Slice carrots.
    Mince garlic.
  2. Turn on ‘Saute’ function and heat oil in Instant Pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and stir, cooking for about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute. 

  3. Add chicken thighs, Italian seasoning, sea salt, crushed tomatoes, and garbanzo beans into Instant Pot. 

  4. Cover and lock lid. Select manual setting and cook for 10 minutes on ‘High Pressure.’ 

  5. Once cooking is complete, let sit for 5 minutes, then release pressure. 

  6. Shred chicken with forks. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. 


  • Shortcut: buy pre-cut mirepoix mix, you’ll need about 5 cups. 
  • Cooking time: Stew takes about 15 minutes to reach pressure. 
  • If you want it more of a soup, add in 2 cups chicken broth. 
  • Serving size: 1 1/2 cups of Italian Instant Pot Chicken Stew

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