Caprese Chicken

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Made this for the family last night and they whole family loved it! Super easy to make and you can serve it with so many different types of side dishes. I served it with a simple rice pilaf and everyone had seconds!

Delightful Caprese Chicken

Quick and easy Instant Pot caprese chicken that the whole family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: caprese, chicken, instant pot
Servings: 4 people
Author: Chop Secrets (from InstantPot app)


  • Instant Pot


  • ½ onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ c chicken broth
  • 1 lbs chicken breast
  • 3 ½ c cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 oz mini mozzarella balls about ¾ cup
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil finely sliced


  • Add olive oil to the inner pot and heat until hot on Sauté, Normal setting
  • Add onion and cook until lightly browned on Sauté, Normal setting (about 7 minutes)
  • Add garlic and continue to sauté 1 minute
  • Add chicken broth and deglaze with a wooden spoon (important to prevent Instant Pot "burn notice")
  • Layer evenly with chicken breasts
  • Layer evenly with cherry tomatoes
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and add chili flakes
  • Add kosher salt and black pepper
  • Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  • Pressure cook - High, 12 minutes
  • When done cooking, quick release pressure
  • Sprinkle with mozzarella and fresh basil
  • Close lid and let sit for 5 minutes to allow cheese to soften

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