Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomatoes Chicken Recipe

Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomatoes Chicken - tendy, juicy and fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot chicken with sun dried tomatoes cream sauce. Easy dinner that takes only 20 mins!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Hot-Pot
Keyword Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomatoes Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. chicken thighs
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes with its oil
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. 

  2. Turn on the Saute mode on the Instant Pot. As soon as the pot is fully heated, add t1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Pan sear the chicken thighs (skin side down first) until both sides are browned. (You may pan fry the chicken thighs on regular skillet or non-stick skillet on the stove top.) Discard the excess chicken fat from the Instant Pot by spooning it out. 

  3. Add the remaining olive oil and saute the garlic a little bit. Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, sun dried tomatoes, thyme and salt. Cover the pot and select Manual and set to high pressure for 10 minutes. 

  4. When it beeps, turn to Quick Release. When the valve drops, remove the cover carefully. Turn the Saute Mode, add the grated Parmesan cheese and cook for 2 minutes, to reduce the sauce a little bit. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe is inspired by Diethood.

I used a 6-quart Instant Pot. You may use chicken breasts and pressure cook for 10 minutes. If you use frozen chicken, increase the time to 15 minutes. The whipping cream didn't curdle, it's OK to pressure cook.

If you don't have an Instant Pot, you can make this on a stove top by following the same recipe. Simmer the chicken on low heat until the chicken thighs are cooked through.

You may also cook this using a slow cooker. Just cook for 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomatoes Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 9.3mg11%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.