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Chicken a la king

Instant Pot Chicken a la King

  • Author: Mike
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x


A comforting bite of chicken filled flavor, packed with veggies and more!  All done in a fraction of the time using the Instant Pot!


  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shallots, diced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water 
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 2 cups cooked rice 


  1. SAUTE VEGGIES: Set Instant Pot to Saute: More.  Add butter and allow to melt.  Add garlic and saute until it just turns golden brown, about a minute.  Add in shallots, red pepper, celery, carrots and mushrooms.  After about minutes, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and dust with all-purpose flour. Add sherry wine to deglaze the the pot, scraping up and brown bits that have stuck to the bottom.
  2. PRESSURE COOK: Add parsley and chicken thighs.  Stir everything together before pouring in your chicken stock.  Close lid and set Instant Pot to Manual: High for 10 minutes.  When it's done, perform a quick release.  [Note: covering the vent by holding a paper towel over it with tongs will help to keep the sauce from spitting out.]  While the pressure is releasing, mix together cornstarch and cold water to make a slurry.
  3. FINISHING TOUCHES: Add cayenne pepper, half and half and your cornstarch slurry. Season with a pinch more salt and pepper and stir together well. Set Instant Pot to Saute: More and simmer, while cooking, for about 5 minutes.  You're done when the sauce is about as thick as a gravy.  Taste and adjust for salt, pepper, or heat (cayenne) as needed. Reduce heat to low and serve immediately in a large bowl over cooked rice.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot, Chicken Stew, Family Dinner

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