If you are a fan of French onion chicken you have to try this Instant Pot chicken recipe. Crack chicken in the Instant Pot doesn't stand a chance on this cheesy French onion ip chicken recipe.
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This pressure cooker French Onion chicken is one of my husband's favorites. Pair with a bed of rice, pasta, or even mashed potatoes. A cheesy chicken that is bursting with flavor.
Why You Will Enjoy This French Onion Chicken
- Delicious chicken and onion recipe
- Tender moist chicken cutlets
- Provolone cheese
- Rich French onion flavor
- Comfort food recipe
Ingredients Needed For French Onion Chicken Recipe
- Yellow Onion
- Italian Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Dry Red Wine
- Beef Broth
- Bay Leaf
- Provolone cheese
Supplies Used to Make French Onion IP Chicken
How To Make French Onion Chicken
Start by adding your butter and oil into the Instant Pot on saute feature. Add in your spices and seasoning. Add in your onions and saute as directed in the recipe card.
Toss in the balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pot. Remove any stuck-on bits in the bottom of the pot. Once the liquid cooks down and reduce to half you will then add in the Worcestershire and broth.
Season the chicken liberally and place it in the pressure cooker. Top with thyme and your bay leaf.
Place lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set the sealing. Pressure cook for 6 minutes. Allow for a 5 minute release of pressure once the chicken is done.
Remove the bay leaves and thyme. Then place with the sliced cheese and let it melt down.
To make this as a French onion chicken casserole, you can transfer to a baking dish and broil in the oven until the cheese is nice and melted.
Then pair with mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.
Can I Use Bone-In Chicken Instead of Boneless
Go right ahead and use bone-in chicken if you would prefer to do so. Now, you need to make sure to adjust the cooking time. You will need to cook your chicken for 12-15 minutes with a 5 minute natural release.
Make sure to use a meat thermometer to check to ensure the chicken is fully cooked. The thermometer needs to read 165 degrees internal temperature.
Just make sure to not touch the bone when checking the temperature or the cooking time will vary.
Alternative to Dry Red Wine
If you don't want to use dry red wine in your recipe go right ahead and swap with a beef broth. It will alter the flavor just a bit but overall but it will taste incredible just the same.
How to Reheat Your Chicken
If you have leftover chicken go ahead and reheat in the microwave. Or you can cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees until the chicken is fully heated.
Storing Leftover Chicken
If you have any leftover French onion chicken just store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
If you don't plan to eat then you can freeze the chicken for up to three months in the freezer.