Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy on a round tan plate on top of a brown napkin on a dark brown surface (with logo overlay)

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken

Combine the delicious bold flavors of Vidalia onions with chicken in the Instant Pot for an easy French Onion Roast Chicken dinner.

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A few weeks ago I had a LOT of Vidalia onions left from a client recipe. I needed one and thanks to grocery shortages the only way I could get one was in a full bag. So we started thinking of ways to use up some of the onions. My first thought was French Onion Soup, but it was too hot for soup at that time. We had some chicken thawed, the onions, and an Instant Pot ready to go. Mix that all together and we ended up with Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken.

The Instant Pot is great since you can do so many settings in one appliance. Then, when you’re all done, there’s only one dish to clean! This dish has a very strong flavor, just like French Onion Soup. Adding the chicken also adds protein and substance to the meal, so it goes well together.

I like to make mashed potatoes as a side dish. You’ll end up with a delicious gravy in the pot and it’s perfect over a warm scoop of mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia onions, sliced vertically
  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
Ingredients for IP French Onion Roast Chicken

Preparation

Pour the olive oil and sliced onions into the inner pot of the instant pot.

Set to saute and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the onions start to soften.

Sauteed sliced onions in oil in an instant pot on a brown surface

Add the chicken, wine, butter, beef bouillon, 1/2 cup water, and seasonings then stir.

Sauteed onion slices with butter, chicken, and seasonings in an instant pot on a brown surface

Close the lid and set it to high pressure for 12 minutes.

Cooked chicken and onions with seasonings in an instant pot on a brown surface

Manually release the pressure and remove the chicken from the pot.

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and 1 tbsp water then pour into the pot and stir.

French Roast Chicken gravy in an instant pot on a brown surface

Serve the chicken smothered in gravy.

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy on a round tan plate on top of a brown napkin on a dark brown surface (vertical)

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken Leftovers

Storage: Place any leftover French Onion Roast Chicken in an airtight container. I recommend storing it all together as the chicken will absorb the flavor fo the gravy.

Reheating: Reheat leftovers in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, or microwave it all together.

Freezing: Due to the gravy consistency, I don’t recommend freezing leftovers.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 14, 2022

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy on a round tan plate on top of a brown napkin on a dark brown surface

Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken

Combine the delicious bold flavors of Vidalia onions with chicken in the Instant Pot for an easy French Onion Roast Chicken dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
chicken
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french onion
|
instant pot
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onions
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vidalia onions
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Gluten-Free
|
Nut-Free
Meat:
Chicken/Turkey
Cooking Method:
Instant Pot
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One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Vidalia onions (sliced vertically)
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 8 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Pour the olive oil and sliced onions into the inner pot of the instant pot
  • Set to saute and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the onions start to soften
  • Add the chicken, wine, butter, beef bouillon, 1/2 cup water, and seasonings then stir
  • Close the lid and set it to high pressure for 12 minutes
  • Manually release the pressure and remove the chicken from the pot
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and 1 tbsp water then pour into the pot and stir
  • Serve the chicken smothered in gravy
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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 1508mg63%
Potassium 855mg24%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 906IU18%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

13 thoughts on “Instant Pot French Onion Roast Chicken”

  1. 5 stars
    We don’t use our instant pot as much as we should, but a recipe like this could change my mind. My kids don’t like onions, but oh well- more food for me!

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