Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

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Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew has amazing depth of flavour and is a fast dump and go Instant Pot Stew. If you’re late home from work and want a quick Instant Pot meal using fridge and pantry staples, then our Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is the go-to meal.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is the latest in our series for 2019 dedicated to Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken.

A few months back we showed you how to make a delicious Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken followed up by Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta.

Now it’s the turn of an Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew.

A hearty dish that we made with our family (and your family in mind). Don’t you just hate it when you’re late in from work, or time has got away from you and you just want to eat NOW.

As a working mum of 3 I know what that is like.

I will be about to go and make dinner, then I will realise that Jorge chooses the worst time ever for a nappy change.

Or Sofia has made a mess and I need to clean it up before I start dinner. Or a delivery might arrive that I need to sort through.

Then before I know it, I am starting dinner an hour later than planned and need it to be ready ASAP and this is when a dump meal like my Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew saves my day.

You see the prep is so FAST that is BECAUSE:

  • You can use frozen vegetables
  • You can use diced or whole chicken breasts
  • You can throw in your potatoes with the skin still on

In fact, when I made this Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew, the only prep I did was chopping my baby potatoes in half and dicing a single red onion.

That was it!

Then I could get back into family life and forget about it. Well until it beeped and told me it was cooked!

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew (Beanless)

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

I notice that people that live on the Mediterranean cook Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew without beans and those on the other side of the Atlantic cook it with beans.

There is no wrong or right way to do it and you can cook it with or without beans.

Our recipe today for Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is without beans. But so delicious and you still get a good vitamin kick thanks to the various vegetables and the chicken stock used in this recipe.

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew + Kettle + Fire

What makes a delicious Tuscan Chicken Stew is the broth or the stock that you use. If you just use water, it is truly awful. Imagine how your grandma used to cook in the 1980’s. And how her food always tasted like boiled meat and veg.

There was no depth of flavour and it always tasted bland.

Well this can happen in the Instant Pot without chicken stock as when it comes to pressure it loses flavour and can taste like overcooked mush.

That is why I use Kettle & Fire Bone Broth instead as it adds to the flavour and stops this problem. You can click here to browse their range.

Cooking Tuscan Chicken Stew In The Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is perfect for cooking in the Instant Pot. That is because you can dump all the ingredients in and then let the Instant Pot do its magic.

I call it magic because it feels like magic.

How you can throw in some fridge and pantry staples and come back less than 20 minutes later, to a creamy Tuscan chicken stew.

The Instant Pot we have, that we used to make our Tuscan chicken stew in, is the Instant Pot Duo and you can order it here or read our Instant Pot Review.

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How To Cook Tuscan Chicken Stew In The Instant Pot?

I start by sautéing the onion and garlic in the Instant Pot and adding the white wine to deglaze the Instant Pot.

Already from this point it smells Mediterranean and you’re already excited by the amazing Tuscan Chicken Stew that you’re about to make.

After this, the rest of the ingredients are thrown into the Instant Pot and you can relax, put your feet up and return when it beeps.

Then a quick stir, grab some bread and you’re ready to eat.

Though, I should add some small print that it gets so hot when its time to serve that you’re blowing it forever! So maybe dish it up, return to the sofa and all eat together 10 minutes later to save on burnt tongues!

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How Long Does It Take To Cook Tuscan Chicken Stew In The Instant Pot?

It is really quick making Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew. In fact, it is just 3 minutes to sauté the red onion and garlic at the start of the recipe and then 6 minutes for the dump and go process.

In total you have just 9 minutes to cook Tuscan Chicken Stew in the Instant Pot.

MORE Instant Pot Stew Recipe Ideas

I love a comforting stew, especially when its colder outside. Just give me some rustic bread and a bowl of stew and I am happy. Plus, they cook so fast in the Instant Pot!

Here are 2 more of my Instant Pot Stews:

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew

Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew has amazing depth of flavour and is a fast dump and go Instant Pot Stew. If you’re late home from work and want a quick Instant Pot meal using fridge and pantry staples, then our Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew is the go-to meal.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 8
Calories: 377kcal


Recipe Ingredients:


  • Peel and dice your red onion and add it to the Instant Pot along with the garlic puree. Using the extra virgin olive oil sauté it for a few minutes or until the red onion is soft.
  • Deglaze your Instant Pot with your white wine.
  • Add in all ingredients apart from the cheese, stir and place the lid on your Instant Pot.
  • Set the valve to sealing and cook for 6 minutes on manual.
  • Use quick pressure release (QPR) to release pressure once it has beeped.
  • Using a hand blender, blend about ¼ of the stew as this will thicken it up.
  • Mix in the cheese and serve.


Read my original Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken recipe as it gives some good insights into food swaps when making Tuscan chicken in the Instant Pot. The stock we LOVE for adding to our Tuscan Chicken Stewa is Kettle & Fire.
They do some amazing flavours and they are perfect for a flavoursome hearty stew. You’ll notice there isn’t a HUGE amount of chicken stock in this. That is because you have your frozen spinach and your other vegetables holding water and before you know it, it can end up way too watery.
This was my lazy take on Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew when you are tired or don’t have time to cook. Therefore, we have used garlic puree instead of fresh cloves and lots of frozen vegetables. It is also a good recipe for someone on a tight budget that can only afford frozen vegetables.
For frozen vegetables we used carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and spinach. Because we are not using beans, we have our fibre from the skins of the potatoes. If your stew is not thickening up, I would suggest that you add some coconut milk.
Beware this is a big stew that you’re cooking in your Instant Pot. Because of this it will take a while to go to pressure. Because chicken needs a good amount of seasoning, I recommend sprinkling some salt and pepper over it, before it goes into the Instant Pot, as well as adding a little salt and pepper to the Instant Pot ingredients too.
This Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew made enough for us all for lunch and enough to feed us all for another day. We put the leftovers in the freezer.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3555IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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    • Hi Harry,

      You must be viewing the recipe in metric, simply click the imperial button and it will show you the recipe in ounces, cups and tablespoons.

      Kind regards



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