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Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy is a simple recipe for pressure cooker chicken breasts with the most delicious homemade sauce. An easy weeknight dinner idea!

chicken breasts in homemade gravy in the instant pot pressure cooker

If you’re looking for new Instant Pot chicken breast recipes, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy! It’s easy to make, uses simple ingredients, and it’s absolutely delicious! It’s already one of my family’s favorite Instant Pot reicpes!

I’m always on the lookout for new easy chicken recipes for dinner because we eat a lot — and I mean a LOT — of chicken! My kids prefer chicken over beef, so I like to keep adding as many new chicken dinners as possible to our regular rotation.

My mom used to make chicken and gravy in the Crock-Pot and oven, so I decided to try my version in the pressure cooker. Chicken cooks so much faster in the Instant Pot, and you don’t have to heat up the house.

Made without Cream Soup

My recipe is super simple, and it doesn’t use cream soups or seasoning packets for flavor. It’s similar to my recipe for Instant Pot pork chops and gravy only you use chicken instead of pork. Serve it over Instant Pot mashed potatoes, and it’s easy comfort food!

How to Make Chicken Breasts and Gravy in the Instant Pot

Start out by browning the chicken on the SAUTE setting. This helps keep the chicken breasts juicy and retain their shape for easy slicing. I usually do 2 at a time and keep the chicken covered on a plate until this step is done.

Next, deglaze the pot with chicken broth, and scrape up all of those delicious brown bits. Then, stir in Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard for flavor.

homemade gravy in instant pot

Add the chicken back into the pot, and add the remaining ingredients, except for what you need for the slurry. Now, it’s time to pressure cook the chicken breasts!

chicken breasts with seasoning in instant pot pressure cooker

How Long to Pressure Cook Chicken Breasts

Pressure cook the chicken for just 6 minutes. Remember, they are already partially cooked from browning, so this is plenty of time.

Make it a Dump and Start Dinner

If you want, you can make this a super easy chicken dinner and skip browning the chicken breasts. Just dump everything into the Instant Pot,except for the slurry ingredients, and pressure cook the chicken for 10 minutes with a 10 minute release.

instant pot chicken and gravy on white platter

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Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy Recipe

5 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

By: Dee
Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy is a simple recipe for pressure cooker chicken breasts with the most delicious homemade sauce. An easy weeknight dinner idea!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Pressure Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless, about 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup low sodium, organic chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water
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  • Sprinkle chicken breasts on both side with sea salt and pepper
  • Hit SAUTE on Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil, and brown the chicken on both sides for about 2 minutes per side. You may have to do this in batches of 2, and keep the chicken on a plate covered with foil until done with this step
  • Add the chicken broth to the pot, and stir with wooden spoon or spatula to deglaze and remove any browned bits from the bottom of pot
  • Hit CANCEL, then stir in Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard
  • Place chicken breasts back in pot, and sprinkle with onions and garlic powder
  • Place lid on pot, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 6 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure then begin counting down and cook. After pot beeps, allow a 10 minute natural release, then quick release remaining pressure, if any -- Pot may release pressure on it's own before 10 minutes is up
  • When pin drops, carefully remove lid, and remove chicken to a clean plate, and cover with foil keep warm
  • Hit CANCEL, then hit SAUTE and when liquid starts to bubble, stir in the cornstarch slurry until well combined. Stir in butter, and allow to cook and thicken for about 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it cools down. Add chicken back to pot to keep warm or serve immediately with the gravy

Cornstarch Slurry

  • In a small bowl, mix the chicken broth or water with cornstarch until dissolved


Recipe was made in 6 quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. For an 8 quart, increase liquid to  1 1/2 cups broth.
Can use chopped onions in place of the dried onions and you can decrease the amount of onions for a milder flavor.


Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 520mg, Potassium: 332mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 1.6mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Recipe Rating


  1. Teresa Galloway says:

    Delicious and easy. My whole family loves this meal, even my picky eater son.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so glad to hear this, Teresa. Thank you for the wonderful review!

  2. Kathy says:

    What a simple dinner that is perfect for any night of the week!5 stars

  3. Jacquelyn Hastert says:

    I love my Instant Pot! I can’t wait to make this, it seems to be loaded with flavor and so simple to prepare.5 stars

  4. Sara Welch says:

    Great recipe for busy nights! Full of flavor and quick and easy too! Delish!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Sara! So glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Cathy says:

    Totally need to pull out my IP for this one!

  6. Krista says:

    This gravy sounds amazing! Sure sounds like my next Sunday night dinner!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Krista! I hope you like them!

  7. James says:

    Had to try this right away! Love the gravy! And simple to make!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you’re enjoying the recipe! Thanks, James!

  8. Allyson Zea says:

    This sounds like the perfect dinner! I need to pull out my instant pot!

  9. Catalina says:

    I never say no to dinner like this! It looks and sound so delicious!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Catalina — It’s a favorite here!