Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Enjoy this easy Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Chicken with Peppers and Onions for a healthy Italian-inspired dinner!

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers seeded and sliced
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper add more for a spicy dish or omit entirely for a mild dish
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or fresh parsley
  • For serving: pasta, rice, zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice, etc.
 
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Instructions

  1. Season chicken with 3/4 t. salt on both sides. Set aside.
  2. Press “sear” or “sauté” on the pressure cooker. Add oil to the pot. When the oil is shimmering, add peppers, onions, mushrooms, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sauté until soft (about 3-5 minutes). Stir in garlic, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Cook for 30 more seconds. Turn off sear function.
  3. Add chicken and tomato sauce. Stir. Close the top properly and select “Poultry” or “Manual” setting. Set the time to 7 minutes for fresh chicken breasts (if using large chicken breasts, cut them in half), or 10 minutes for thighs. 
  4. Full instructions visit @theseasonedmom

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