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Instant Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken

Simple and speedy this Pesto Ranch Chicken is a great meal to throw in your Instant Pot pressure cooker for an easy dinner. Chicken thighs are cooked in a ranch seasoned pesto to flavorful, juicy perfection.
4 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Instant Pot Pesto Ranch Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Chicken, Thighs, Boneless/Skinless
  • ¾ cups Pesto
  • 2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ½ cups Chicken Broth/Stock

Freezer Containers

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Combine pesto, ranch dressing mix and chicken broth in a bowl.
  3. Place chicken inside Instant Pot and spoon pesto sauce on top, covering chicken.
  4. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  5. Set on poultry setting and adjust to 9 minutes or set manually for 9 minutes.
  6. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide all ingredients into indicated number of freezer bags.
  2. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. **Depending on your container size/shape and your serving size, you may need to adjust cooking times given as it is based on 4 servings frozen in a 64 ounce container.**
  2. Place frozen contents in Instant Pot. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Set on poultry setting and adjust to 9 minutes or set manually for 9 minutes.
  5. Let pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.

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