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Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

COOK TIME
3 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
2 to 3
RATE THIS RECIPE
(82)
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COOK TIME
3 mins
PREP TIME
15 mins
SERVINGS
2 to 3
RATE THIS RECIPE
(82)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • cups prepared marinara sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thin chicken cutlets (10 to 12 ounces total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Chopped basil, for garnish (optional)
  • Chef notes

    This easy chicken Parmesan takes just 20 minutes to make, start to finish. 

    Preparation

    1.

    Using the sauté function (on low, if possible), heat the oil in the pressure cooker pot. Stir in the garlic and cook until just turning golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the marinara sauce, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the sauté heat to medium.

    2.

    Season the chicken with the salt, oregano, and pepper to taste. Nestle the cutlets into the sauce, overlapping as little as possible, then spoon the sauce over to cover the chicken.

    3.

    Lock the lid into place and cook on low pressure for 3 minutes. Manually release the pressure.

    4.

    Sprinkle the mozzarella and the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan evenly over the chicken. Cover the pot with the lid (but don’t lock it on) and let it sit for 4 to 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve as is or, for deeper flavors and a little bit of crispiness, broil the cheese until golden and bubbling: Heat the broiler with a rack 4 inches from the heat source. Scoop the chicken and sauce into a greased small rimmed baking sheet, trying to keep the cheese on top. Broil until the cheese has browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.