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Instant Pot Coq au Vin over mashed potatoes in a bowl

Instant Pot Chicken Stew

This Instant Pot Chicken Stew with mushrooms and carrots is ready in 30 minutes and will rival the classic Coq au Vin any time!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Instant Pot Chicken, Instant Pot Chicken Stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 234kcal


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1-2 bacon strips, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 250g/1/2lbs mushrooms, halved
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 180ml/3/4 cup wine
  • 80ml/1/3 cup chicken stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 6-8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Hit the Sauté button on your Instant Pot on High and fry the bacon until the fat is rendered. If your bacon is very fatty skip the butter, otherwise add 1 tbsp of butter, carrots and onions Sauté for 5 minutes, then add minced garlic and thyme leaves, cook briefly for half a minute, then add 1 tbsp of flour and stir until the mixture is pasty. Continue stirring for half a minute until it starts to smell slightly nutty.
  • Deglaze the pot with ¼ cup of the wine and start scraping up the bottom to release the burnt bits into the sauce, add the chicken stock and continue scraping until the bottom of your pot is clean. (This step helps to develop deeper flavour.)
  • Add the chicken seasoned with salt and pepper, halved mushrooms and the rest of the wine, stir and seal the lid. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook for 15 minutes.
  • At the end of the cooking time manually release the pressure, open the lid, your sauce should still be bubbling. Immediately stir in the mixture of melted butter and flour in to thicken the sauce. Taste and add more salt if necessary. (If the sauce is still not thick enough, hit the SAUTE button and let it simmer for a couple of minutes until the sauce is thick. It will also thicken even more as it cools.)


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3564IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg