The Instant Pot is slowly growing on me, although I have to admit that I still think of using the crock pot more often out of habit. My friend Michelle had to walk me through how to use it because I’m still new at this. It is more complicated than just plopping the food in and touching a button, but I can see how convenient it is and how much faster it makes cooking. This Instant Pot Italian Chicken and Veggies is a great one pot meal that includes everything.
Since this recipe includes the chicken and the vegetables, it really takes the thinking out of making dinner. This is quick and easy but manages to taste good as well.
My husband was impressed by how juicy the chicken was in this recipe. The vegetables hold their texture really well in this dish. You can also change up the flavours by using different varieties of frozen mixed vegetables.
Instant Pot Italian Chicken and Veggies recipe:
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 475 mL bottle of zesty Italian dressing
- 1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 12 oz. frozen Italian veggies
When putting this together as a freezer meal, place the chicken and all the other ingredients together in a large resealable bag. Squish to combine everything and seal after removing the excess air. Freeze.
On the day of cooking, take the bag out of the freezer and thaw. Place the bag contents into your Instant Pot. Lock the cover and seal the steam nozzle.
Cook on manual high for 10 minutes. Allow it to natural release for 7 minutes before doing a quick release. This is what it will look like when you remove the lid:
If you’re looking for a starch for this meal, you can serve it with rice or potatoes.
This Italian Chicken and Veggies recipe is included in our Instant Pot Freezer Meal Menu Plan along with other delicious and easy recipes, prep lists, shopping lists, and printable labels. Check out some of our other Instant Pot freezer meal recipes: