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Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

Instant Pot French Onion Chicken

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This one-pot Instant Pot French Chicken comes together in less than 30 minutes. In this recipe, a French onion soup meets melt-in-your-mouth shredded chicken and creamy mushroom sauce to make a glorious Instant Pot dinner meal. It’s low-carb, keto and gluten-free friendly. 



1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 x packet of French Onion Mix (1.4 0z / 40 g)
2 large chicken breasts (cut into 3 pieces, 1.5 lb / 700 g total)
5 oz / 150 Swiss brown mushrooms, sliced
8 oz / 250 g cream cheese
2 green onions, finely diced


  • Prep. Cut the chicken breasts into 3 pieces, slice mushrooms, chop garlic and onions and prepare the chicken stock (if making from stock cube).
  • Add a cup of low-sodium chiken to the Instant Pot. Stir in half of the French Onion mix and half of the garlic.
  • Nestle the chicken breast pieces in the stock and sprinkle with the remaining onion mix and garlic.
  • Evenly top with mushrooms and place a block of cream cheese in the middle, do not stir. It will melt into the sauce during cooking.
  • Secure and lock the lid. Set to Pressure Cook for 15 minutes on HIGH pressure. The Instant Pot will take about 6-7 minutes to come to pressure. Once the timer is done, leave the pot alone for 5 minutes and then use the quick release to let off the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the chicken pieces and shred or dice. Set aside.
  • Press the Saute function on the Instant Pot. Use a whisk or a spatula to whip the sauce a few times to break up any clumps of cream cheese. Once the sauce starts to simmer or bubble, the cream cheese will eventually melt completely. Let the sauce bubble for 2-3 minutes to reduce and thicken.
  • Return the shredded chicken back to the sauce along with half of the green onions and stir through.
  • If you would like to thicken the sauce further, whisk a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch with 2-3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Stir it into the chicken and watch the sauce thicken instantly.
  • Serve over pasta noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, as a stew with good bread or croutons, or with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for a low-carb version.


  • Serving Size: 2 scoops of stew
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 3.8 g
  • Sodium: 644.8 mg
  • Fat: 11.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 37.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 129.2 mg

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