Tuscan stew made with chicken is simply yummy - easy and fast to make. Inspired by those famous Italian Stews.
Add rustic veggies, celery, carrots, onion, and garlic go into this stew, you can keep the cuts larger as they will soften significantly as the stew cooks. If you are looking to add other veggies, stick to harder ones like butternut squash or sweet potato.
6 chicken thighs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion
2 celery stalks
3 garlic cloves
1 bell pepper or ½ green and ½ red
1 handful of green beans
1 tablespoon sage (optional)
1/2 cup dry wine
½ cup flour
750 ml chicken stock
1 bay leaf
¼ tablespoon Parsley
½ tablespoon tarragon
2 chorizo sausages
2 tablespoons roughly chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 sprig parsley
Prepare Vegetables: Chop and dice the celery, carrots, garlic, onion, beans and bell pepper.
Heat: Turn on the instant pot to high temp saute (takes about 5 mins to warm up)
Chorizo: Slice into about ¼ inch slices
Chicken Roll chicken in flour and coat it well.
Sear: Add oil and sear and brown chicken - 1-2 mins each side - or until brown on the outside - take out the chicken
Cook: Cook chorizo for about 2 minutes
Vegetables: Add and cook veggies - carrots, celery, and onions
Garlic: Then garlic in
Herbs: Bay leaf, Parsley, Sage (if you have it) Tarragon - pull of leaves off. Dried are ok if you do not have fresh. Stir those all around well.
Flour: Add in some more flour about 1 tablespoon to build in a little bit of thickening for the sauce or base we are making. Mix the Flour well. Do not let the flour stick on the base of the instant pot.
Wine: for deglazing - again stir well.
Stock: Add in the stock and stir again
Chicken: Add back in the chicken with some salt and pepper for seasoning
Cook: 15 mins HP and Quick release
Saute: - put in the rest of the vegetables (green beans and bell peppers) while you reduce the stock for 3-5 minutes.
Gremolata - Zest lemon the lemon first and then finely dice the rosemary and parsleytogether and sprinkle over the final plated dish.
This Dish Freezes well.
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Chicken thighs- I recommend boneless skinless chicken thighs for this recipe as they will stay nice and juicy while not releasing fat into the stew. You may swap for chicken breast
Why Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew Is Easier To Make
No long cooking time in a slow cooker means you can get the ingredients into the Instant Pot quickly
It has a nice Italian style delicious flavor thanks to herbs, rosemary, bay leaf, tarragon and wine.
you can make extra and use it as a freezer meal
Cooking Tuscan Chicken Stew In An Electric Pressure Cooker
The beauty of this Instant Pot Tuscan chicken stew recipe is that you can get the recipe into the Instant Pot and ready to cook in under 15 minutes!
To cook the recipe, simply assemble the chicken, vegetables, chicken stock, wine, salt and rosemary. Stir to combine, then place the lid on the Instant Pot. Set the steam release handle to the 'sealing' position, then pressure cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. It really is a fast way to make a healthy chicken stew
The thing I really love about the Instant Pot Tuscan chicken recipe is that the flavor improves and tastes even better on day 2!
Can I Add Or Substitute Beef Or Pork?
Yes you can - but remember the herbs here are chosen for chicken bone broth or stock. See our xxx beef stew recipe - here.
Remember also bone in chicken thighs will add more flavor.
What Other Vegetables Can I Use Or Swap
What herbs go into Instant Pot Chicken Stew
This tuscan stew use for rosemary tarragon, sage, and parsley, You can also use dried Italian herbs if you do not have these.
The recipe also includes bay leaves which I find really helps when doing a casserole, crock pot or pressure cooker recipe.
Basically, they complete the flavor profile and it enhances the other ingredients and flavors of the dish.
Of Course we also use salt, pepper, paprika (in the chorizo) , onion, and garlic also season the soup which complements the vegetable flavors, too.
How To Make Chicken Stew In Instant Pot:
This has to be one of the easiest recipes ever! Really if you can put all the ingredients into the pressure cooker, you can make this easy and cheap meal!
The lazy way or if you are really short on time is to
1. Put everything in the pressure cooker except the flour and parsley.
2. Put the lid on and cook for 15 minutes - Done
3 Thicken the broth with flour or cornstarch and cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Serve In just 25 minutes, you will have the most tender and delicious chicken!
What To Serve With Instant Pot Chicken Stew?
We love serving it with a chunk of bread for toasted ciabata or sourdough for dunking.
Put a little sour cream into the broth.
Easy homemade cornbread
Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick.
How to make stew chicken on stovetop
First cook chicken pieces in a saucepan with little oil. Remove and set aside. Then into the same pan saute onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, until onions just begins to brown. Keep stirring. - Thene you need to stew slowy for a number of hours - really a pressure cooker is better that the pot on the stove - faster, more tender and I think more yummy.
How Do You Add Flavor To Chicken Stew?
Add flavor to the stew with a dried seasoning like Italian seasoning, which is a mix of oregano, basil, marjoram, and thyme. You can also use the individual seasonings with salt and pepper for more flavor.
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice at the end will give a nice acidic balance to the broth if you like that.
Some people add butternut squash or even mashed cauliflower.
How Do You Thicken Chicken Stew?
I thicken my instant pot chicken stew by adding a cornstarch slurry. Whisk together 1 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water, making sure there are no lumps. Stir the slurry into the stew and simmer (using the saute function until it thickens slightly.
How to Store Leftover Chicken Stew
You can store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the soup in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.
Can I Substitute Chicken Broth For Beef Broth
We recommend staying with chicken broth or stock - not beef
What can I add to my chicken soup if I added too much thyme? - You can add a tablespoon of raw sugar to reduce the strong flavor.