Instant Pot 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken: A Win for the Lazy Cook

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6 Servings
20 min

Today, I've got a recipe that's so easy, it's practically criminal.

I’m talking about "Instant Pot 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken," and let me tell you, it's so good it'll make you question your culinary skills. But hey, who needs skills when you've got an Instant Pot and two ingredients?

I stumbled upon this recipe and I thought, "Two ingredients? That's my kind of cooking!" So, if you're looking for something your kids will eat (because my list is getting shorter by the day), grab your Instant Pot and let's dive right into this saucy adventure.

This Instant Pot 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken that's so simple, you'll want to make it every day of the week. It's sweet, tangy, and oh-so-satisfying. This recipe is perfect for those days when you want to impress your family or friends but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. Let the Instant Pot do the work, and you take all the credit!

So, go ahead, give it a whirl, and remember that sometimes, the best recipes are the laziest ones.

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Instant Pot 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken: A Win for the Lazy Cook
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (trimmed of excess fat) or breasts
  • 1 cup balsamic salad dressing

In your Instant Pot add chicken and top with the salad dressing. 
Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button - if you’re cooking fresh thighs or breasts set to 15 minutes or 18 minutes if you’re using frozen chicken.
When time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
Shred the chicken and serve it drizzled with sauce.
  • Chicken: you can use frozen or fresh boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts for this recipe. 
  • If you don’t have balsamic salad dressing: you can substitute with zesty Italian salad dressing or any other salad dressing that is thin and not creamy.
  • Daniel Schneider Daniel Schneider on Dec 27, 2023

    Don't have an instant pot. Can I use a crock pot,?

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    • Robin Robin on May 02, 2024

      A crock pot will work fine but it wil take 1/2 a day to cok in a slow cooker

  • Helga Clark Helga Clark on Dec 27, 2023

    What if you don’t have an instapot?how else to cook it?

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    • Joanne Fiore Joanne Fiore on May 03, 2024

      Dutch Oven. One pot, quicker than a slow cooker, and will be very moist.