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Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

 
Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $0.2

$0.20 per serving

157 people like this recipe

157 likes

This recipe is ready in 18 minutes

Ready in 18 minutes

30 gluten-free,gluten free antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:24%

Spoonacular Score: 24%

 

Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts is a Mediterranean recipe that serves 30. For 20 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This gluten free recipe has 32 calories, 3g of protein, and 2g of fat per serving. It works best as a hor d'oeuvre, and is done in approximately 18 minutes. 156 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up chicken breasts, chicken broth, seasoning, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by The Recipe Rebel. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 43%. This score is pretty good. Users who liked this recipe also liked Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken Breasts + VIDEO, How to Cook Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot, and Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup.

Italian works really well with Verdicchio, Chianti, and Trebbiano. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 24 dollars per bottle.

Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva

Color: Ruby red with a trace of garnet Nose: Elegant and intense with hints of spices connected with fruity scents Taste: Good structure with evident tannins and long persistence

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp basil pesto
basil pesto
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps corn starch
corn starch
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic
garlic
0.33 cups
0.33 cups heavy cream
heavy cream
1 tsp
1 tsp italian seasoning
italian seasoning
1 cup
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth
0.33 cups
0.33 cups roasted red peppers
roasted red peppers
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
4
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp basil pesto
1 Tbsp
basil pesto
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
1.5 Tbsps corn starch
1.5 Tbsps
corn starch
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp
garlic
0.33 cups heavy cream
0.33 cups
heavy cream
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 cup
low sodium chicken broth
0.33 cups roasted red peppers
0.33 cups
roasted red peppers
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
4  skinless boneless chicken breasts
4
skinless boneless chicken breasts

Equipment

pressure cooker
pressure cooker
cutting board
cutting board
instant pot
instant pot
kitchen timer
kitchen timer
whisk
whisk
pressure cooker
pressure cooker
cutting board
cutting board
instant pot
instant pot
kitchen timer
kitchen timer
whisk
whisk


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on The Recipe Rebel

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.20
Ingredient
1 tablespoon basil pesto
¼ teaspoons black pepper
1.5 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon garlic
⅓ cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
⅓ cups roasted red peppers
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
Price
$0.26
$0.01
$0.05
$0.07
$0.43
$0.10
$0.72
$0.33
$4.01
$5.98

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • It is easy to make your own roasted red peppers. They might be cheaper than jarred (especially if you find a good deal on red peppers) and they will definitely taste more fresh.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
31 Calories
3g Protein
1g Total Fat
0.72g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
31
2%

Fat
1g
2%

  Saturated Fat
0.74g
5%

Carbohydrates
0.72g
0%

  Sugar
0.03g
0%

Cholesterol
13mg
4%

Sodium
66mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Selenium
4µg
7%

Vitamin B6
0.12mg
6%

Phosphorus
36mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.22mg
2%

Potassium
68mg
2%

Vitamin A
62IU
1%

Vitamin B2
0.02mg
1%

Magnesium
4mg
1%

Vitamin C
0.95mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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