Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes Sauce – In the Instapot

This might not be a seasonal recipe but I think the Instapot is a great idea for cooking in the summer because you still get a hot homemade meal without heating up the whole kitchen!


Here are my ingredients for making this recipe.

I put my Instapot to the Saute function, added a little bit of olive oil and browned both sides of the chicken breasts.

I removed the chicken breasts to a plate and added the broth, stirring to scrape up the cooked stuff on the bottom.

I added the sun dried tomatoes, basil, oregano, crushed chili pepper and minced garlic, stirring to combine.

I put the chicken breasts back in and ladled some of the broth mixture over the tops of them.

I switched the Instapot to Pressure Cook for 8 minutes and did a quick release.

I removed the chicken breasts from the Instapot and placed them in the oven (set to about 300) until the sauce was done.

I switched the Instapot back to Saute added the grate cheese and cream to the pot whisking to combine. Allow to cook a few minutes to heat through.

I spooned the sauce over the chicken breasts to serve and served it with some pasta and veggies!

Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce – In the Instapot


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Turn Instapot on to the Saute function.
  2. Add olive oil to the bottom of the bowl and brown chicken on both sides.
  3. Remove chicken to plate, set aside.
  4. Add broth, sun dried tomatoes, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper and mince garlic to bowl of Instapot, stirring to remove all the bits from the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Return chicken to Instapot and switch it to Pressure Cook function.
  6. Allow chicken to cook for 8 minutes and then do a quick release of the built up steam.
  7. Remove chicken breasts to a 300 degree oven to keep them warm.
  8. Add grated cheese and cream to bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Allow sauce to thicken on the saute function,
  10. Remove chicken to plates and then pour sauce over tops of them.
  11. Serve with your favourite side and veggies.

9 thoughts on “Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes Sauce – In the Instapot

    • I don’t see why it wouldn’t work, I think the only difference might be the texture of the chicken, and the fact if you wanted to brown/sear it you would have to do it in a frying pan/skillet first.. but it wouldn’t be gross or anything lol… I personally prefer the INSTAPOT but I do still use my crockpot for a lot, especially when it gets hot 😓

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      • Thankyou. I’ll sure try it and let you know how it goes from there. I really want to look into one of the pots too so maybe that’s an excuse for me to look 😁

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