Pressure Cooker Chicken Stew

One of my favorite things to cook in my pressure cooker is soup. It makes the meat and veggies perfectly tender, every single time! It's honestly magic and I'll never not be amazed by it. Enter this Chicken Stew that is the perfect comfort food during these cold winter months. It's packed with veggies and chicken in the most flavorful broth. You've got to try this one!

Pressure Cooker Chicken Stew
Adapted from Spoonful of Flavor
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 onion, diced
3 large carrots, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
3 tsp. minced garlic
2 large chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
2-3 red potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp. cornstarch + 1/2 cup water, optional for thickening

1. Turn on pressure cooker to Sauté. Melt butter and add the onion and carrots. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and cook 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Press cancel, then add chicken, potatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. black pepper.
3. Stir well, then secure lid and turn pressure valve to pressure. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes followed by a 10 minute natural release. Quick release any remaining pressure.
4. If desired, combine cornstarch and water and stir until dissolved, then remove the lid. 5. Press Sauté, stir in the cornstarch mixture and simmer for 3 minutes or until thickened.


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