Instant Pot Chicken and Tomatoes


Looking for a casserole for dinner? This is the recipe for you.

Chicken drumsticks in tomato sauce with basil in black pan

The Instant Pot chicken tomatoes is a very juicy and savory chicken dish that works great as a comfort meal on a cold evening.

You can use canned tomatoes or fresh ones - it's up to you.

What chicken part to use?

For this recipe you can use chicken drumsticks or chicken breast.

How to serve

Some ideas for side dishes:

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Instant Pot Chicken and Tomatoes

This combo of tomatoes and basil enhances the flavor of juicy chicken breasts.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken breast, Chicken with Tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 28 ounce tomatoes crushed
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add in chicken, garlic, onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
  • Pour crushed tomatoes on the chicken.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients in the instant pot.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 20 minutes, release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes through steam vent.
  • Open the lid of the instant pot and shred chicken.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 291kcal Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 33g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 97mg Sodium: 103mg Potassium: 672mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Vitamin A: 1229IU Vitamin C: 19mg Calcium: 39mg Iron: 2mg
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