Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes {IP Chicken Stew}

instant pot chicken and potatoes

4.9 from 75 reviews

Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes is easy one pot chicken stew recipe with no sauteing. Set and forget with 10 minute prep healthy dinner in your electric pressure cooker.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Ukrainian


  • 2 lbs any chicken pieces (no need to cut or cube)
  • 3 lbs potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig or 1 tbsp dried
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 small bunch dill, Italian parsley or green onion, finely chopped


  1. In Instant Pot, add chicken, potatoes, onion, carrots, rosemary, bay leaves, salt, pepper and water. Do not stir.
  2. Close the lid, turn pressure vent to Sealing and press Pressure Cooking on High for 15 minutes for boneless chicken and 20 minutes for bone-in chicken pieces.
  3. After Instant Pot has finished cooking, release pressure using Quick Release method by turning valve to Venting and open the lid.
  4. Add garlic and fresh herbs. Stir gently. I like to separate meat off the bone at same time. It helps to divide meat more evenly among the family members.
  5. Serve warm with our favourite addition of cucumber and tomato salad or a green smoothie recipe.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Make Ahead: In a large container with a lid or a bowl, add potatoes and pour water on top (prevents them from browning). Add remaining ingredients except herbs and garlic on top. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Transfer all the contents into a pressure cooker when ready and cook as per recipe’s instructions.


  • Kinds of chicken that works: thighs, breast, drumsticks, cut up whole chicken.
  • For frozen chicken keep same cook time, make sure chicken pieces are separated and know Instant Pot will take longer to come to pressure.
  • Russet potatoes will fall apart more – use if you like more chicken stew like dish.
  • Yellow, red and especially baby potatoes will stay whole better.
  • If you really want your potatoes to stay whole as much as possible, place chicken on a trivet and potatoes on top so they are not sitting in liquid.
  • Substitute rosemary with dried oregano, thyme or Italian seasoning.
  • If you don’t have fresh herbs, still make this recipe. It will be good without them as well.

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