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This Instant Pot creamy Italian chicken is bursting with delicious flavors that the whole family will love! This one pot meal is so simple to make and tastes great. My husband said it's his favorite meal.
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4.50 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

This instant pot creamy Italian chicken is such a crowd pleaser, everyone will love it! It is best served hot over rice or potatoes with corn and cottage cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free creamy chicken, gluten free instant pot creamy chicken, gluten free italian chicken, instant pot creamy chicken, italian chicken recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 2 lb. chicken breasts cut in half or pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 8 oz. packages cream cheese
  • 1 12 oz. box Pacific (or another gluten-free brand) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 T salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme


  • Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot except cream cheese
  • Layer starting with soup then chicken going in first and lastly the seasonings
  • Seal lid and close vent
  • Cook for 25 minutes on manual or pressure cook
  • Naturally release pressure for 7 minutes then quick release
  • Stir in the cream cheese and seal lid again
  • Let it just sit for 3 minutes
  • Remove lid and use a fork or small whisk to combine everything
  • Stir and serve over rice or potatoes with more salt and pepper to taste



You can put everything into the Instant Pot and just cook it all together but it will make it a bit more clumpy. If you want a smoother sauce, be sure to add the cream cheese after everything else has cooked.
Really the taste isn't affected whichever way you decide to do it, it's more just about the texture of the sauce.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1549mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.9mg