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Instant Pot Lazy Marinara Chicken

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  • 3 chicken breasts (Boneless, Skinless)
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup Parmesan (and/or Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • sea salt
  • pepper
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    Calories360Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate12g4%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Gen 25 days ago
    It was a quick simple dinner and also really tasty!
    loren 7 months ago
    delicious, really cook
    ExperimentalFinesse 7 months ago
    I’m giving it a 3 as I got the burn message. I used a whole can of chicken broth & a whole 28oz jar of pasta sauce so I don’t know what I did wrong? I sautéed the chicken then deglazed the pot then layered: broth, pasta sauce, chicken, & added some dry pasta on top. No stirring. The taste was good but it definitely needs seasoning well & various herbs & spices adding depending on your pasta sauce. I did a high pressure cook for 8 mins, is a low pressure better? I don’t know?
    Nikki Phillips 7 months ago
    This was unexpectedly delicious and easy! I followed Jan Boyett’s recommendation of filleting the chicken breasts, seasoned with lawry’s garlic salt + dried basil/oregano + red pepper flakes. Browned the chicken on sauté mode, then added Rao’s 28oz of marinara sauce along with 1/2C chicken broth and dried pasta. After it was done cooking in the instapot, I put it in a casserole, sprinkled parm and mozzarella on top - finished it in the oven on a high broil to brown. *Chef’s kiss!*
    Amy 8 months ago
    Super easy and quick after a busy day. My family loved it and all agreed to have it again!!
    Nichole McInnes a year ago
    It was super easy but like other people said not super flavorful. You want to season the chicken well and use a good flavorful sauce especially if you plan to use the leftover for pasta. We had large chicken breasts that were probably a pound each so I only used two. This is a good starter recipe that can easily be altered to your tastes. I also put in a whole jar of sauce because I was worried it would burn like other people mentioned. All in all it was good and my family seemed happy with it.
    danielle a year ago
    Family loved it said it should be added to the repertoire going forward! Season your chicken as normal for flavor!
    Tonole a year ago
    Flavor was okay. Nothing spectacular BUT it was super quick and easy!
    Tamara Young a year ago
    This recipe is so ridiculously easy to make. Yes, good to cook when you're feeling lazy. Tastes good too 👍🏼
    Darcy Verlinger a year ago
    Best parm chicken I’ve ever had- will definitely make this again.
    Kotek a year ago
    It’s was fantastic, but I would add a few more spices. Maybe I’ll try some garlic and seasoned salt with the Italian spices next time
    Jennifer C. 2 years ago
    Pretty good. It needed a little more flavour in the actual chicken-I would probably add garlic in to the initial saute. Otherwise, it was a hit!
    Camille S 2 years ago
    It was indeed lazy and last minute but it came out incredibly well. I used four boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of three chicken breasts and it fit well in my 6 quart Instant Pot. I also let it sauté and reduced the sauce after it was done pressure cooking. We are definitely putting it in the mealtime rotation.
    Laycock 2 years ago
    it gets points for being relatively quick but the sauce turns to soup of course. I fished out the chicken, arranged in a baking dish, poured another jar over and melted the cheese under the broiler. not bad but id find another recipe if your goal is to not use the oven.
    Jeff Amstutz 2 years ago
    Super easy. Be sure to use good quality spaghetti sauce or marinara. After you brown the chicken, let the pot cool before you put the sauce in and layer with chicken. Otherwise, your Instant Pot might claim to be burning (the sauce) and shut down which has happened to me a few times.
    Mike Sawyer 2 years ago
    Look, this recipe is designed to be quick, easy, and tasty, not gourmet. It was good, not great. We'll have it again, but maybe we'll use fresh mozzarella and we'll doctor up the sauce a bit. I'm giving it 4 stars because it does a good job accomplishing it's goal. We had it on spaghetti.
    Omari Walker 2 years ago
    I have a 3 quart Instant Pot so I could only fit 2 breasts in it but it turned out very delicious. Great bachelor meal with a salad.
    mike h. 2 years ago
    easy great tasting meal family loved it
    Barbara Berry 2 years ago
    Great recipe, loved it. i did add mushrooms, red onion, and mini peppers to the instant pot.
    Campbell 2 years ago
    This is the first thing that I made in the instant pot and it was amazing! We did use an entire jar of sauce and we boiled some spinach noodles to pair it! Turned out delicious!
    Kimberly Ahlstrom 2 years ago
    Tastes amazing! Chicken was a little dry but if you add extra sauce on top of the chicken, it’s fine
    Christine Clark 2 years ago
    This turned out delicious for the 1st attempt. I love how quick and easy it was. It's what I would consider a good base recipe. You can alter it in so many ways and that nobody would get sick of it.
    Camille Manning 2 years ago
    For a first time cooking with an Instant Pot, this recipe was hard to follow. The chicken came out slightly dry and tough on the bottom, but the sauce came out amazingly. My family loved it, and I can’t wait to try again and tweak it to make it even better.
    Chuck French 2 years ago
    added extra seasonings. then added noddles and cup of chicken stock.
    Emily Anderson 2 years ago
    Really tasty! Super basic so there's plenty to play with on revisits. Next time i think I'll season the chicken a little more, but overall it was very good and VERY easy.
    Jan Boyett 2 years ago
    Really good! I used 3 chicken breasts sliced in half horizontally and seasoned w/garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and s/p before sautéing. Following another reviewer, I added 2c dry bow tie pasta, some chicken broth (1c) and the whole jar (24oz) marinara sauce. Cooked for 8 minutes, NPR for about 10 minutes (while getting the garlic cheese bread toasted and salad made). Transferred chicken to a dish, topped with both cheeses and placed in hot oven for 3 minutes to melt cheese. Our family enjoyed this dish and I enjoyed minimal preparation. Thank you for the recipe!
    Mark Davis 2 years ago
    i did not saute bc im lazy and i only cooked for a total of 8 mins. i added oregano, basil and garlic. i also used a spinach spaghetti sauce and half cup parmesan and half cup mozza. but super easy and very delicious!!
    Kassie Loo 2 years ago
    This was super quick and easy to throw together! Will definitely jazz it up with some pasta next time :)
    Heather 2 years ago
    It was really tasty!
    Elizabeth Paxton 2 years ago
    For someone who hates cooking, this was quick and easy to make!! Delicious!!!