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Instant Pot Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs & {VIDEO}

Instant Pot Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs with is a quick and easy healthy, pressure cooker recipe that can be made using fresh or frozen bone-in or boneless chicken thighs. This post outlines the perfect cooking time and how long to cook chicken thighs in the Instant Pot. Pair these with your favorite veggies!
Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs in creamy sauce with parsley in a white bowl

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Ok, Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken thighs, let’s go! I have been in the kitchen again experimenting with my Instant Pot. I often prepare recipes using chicken breasts with my Instant Pot. I decided to switch it up some and use chicken thighs. Chicken thighs can be a little more juicy, which is a major win!

raw chicken thighs, chicken broth and Italian Seasoning in separate bowls

If you are looking for more Keto Instant Pot recipes, check out my Keto Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Keto Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and Keto Chicken Zoodle Soup.

Do You Use Boneless or Bone-in Thighs

I used bone-in thighs. Both will work for this recipe.

How Long to Cook Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot

How long does it take to cook chicken thighs in the Instant Pot? I pressure cook for 14 minutes. This produces tender, juicy chicken thighs.

almond milk, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic, sundried tomates, and fresh spinach in separate bowls

Can You Use Frozen Chicken?

Yes. You can use frozen chicken. Follow the same instructions outlined. Your Instant Pot should take longer to come to pressure. For chicken thighs, you will set the Instant Pot for 14 minutes. It will take longer to come to pressure.

collage photo showing how to make Instant Pot Tuscan chicken with cream sauce and spinach

How to Use a Slow Cooker or Crock Pot

I like to cook them for 4 hours on High or 8 hours on Low.

This recipe is loaded with flavor. I love to add reduced-fat cream cheese to dishes that have a cream sauce. The cream cheese yields amazing results.  The Better Than Bouillon Chicken flavor used in the recipe goes a really long way, as well. Purchase it here from Amazon. 

This dish is great for a quick weeknight dinner or for advanced meal prep. My favorite side dish pairings for this recipe are brown rice or quinoa for carbohydrates.

Any steamed veggies will work well. Broccoli and green beans are my favorite If you are really strapped for time, I am in love with the steamable options at Costco. 

Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs in creamy sauce with parsley in a blue bowl

Like I mentioned above, chicken thighs are JUICY! This cream sauce is so decadent and filled with flavor because it is prepared using the natural juices produced by the chicken….in addition to a few other amazing ingredients.

close up photo of Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs in creamy sauce with parsley held with tongs

I am in love with my Instant Pot. I feel like I rarely use my oven anymore! 

You may also enjoy my Keto Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole and Philly Cheesesteak Casserole recipes.

Pair the chicken thighs with Instant Pot Southern Green Beans, Instant Pot Collard Greens, Instant Pot Cabbage, Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans, or Air Fryer Asparagus. Get more Instant Pot Recipes here.

collage photo showing how to make Instant Pot Tuscan chicken with cream sauce and spinach
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Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs in creamy sauce with parsley in a white bowl
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Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Tuscan Chicken Thighs is a quick and easy healthy pressure cooker recipe with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and a cream cheese and parmesan cream sauce.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword instant pot chicken thighs, keto instant pot chicken thighs, low carb chicken thighs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs fat trimmed if desired
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Seasoning
  • 3/4 cup milk I used unsweetened almond milk.
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan reggiano cheese grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or xanthan gum Xanthan gum is keto. Use 1 teaspoon. See notes for instructions.
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Pour the olive oil into the Instant Pot.
  • Season the chicken with 1 teaspoon of the Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the Instant Pot on the Saute function. Brown both sides of the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Add the chicken broth, Better Than Bouillon and remaining Italian Seasoning to the pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot and Seal. Cook on Manual/High-Pressure Cooking for 14 minutes.
  • When the pot indicates it has finished, quick release the steam.
  • Open the pot and remove the chicken.
  • Add the almond milk, sundried tomatoes, cream cheese, whipping cream, parmesan reggiano, garlic, and spinach to the pot. Place the Instant Pot on the saute function.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted and the spinach has wilted.
  • Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir. Add it to the pot. This will thicken up the cream sauce.  If your sauce isn't thick enough add an additional tsp of cornstarch with an additional tsp of water. Allow the sauce to continue to cook until it has reached your desired thickness. Stir repeatedly to ensure the sauce does not burn. It will take about 10 minutes to fully thicken.
  • Either add the chicken back to the pot with the cream sauce or place the chicken in a serving dish and drizzle the sauce throughout.

Video

Notes

  • If using xanthan gum, use 1/2 teaspoon and place it in small bowl. Grab 1-2 tablespoons of the cream sauce from the Instant Pot and combine it with the xanthan gum in the bowl. Stir until thick. Add it back to the pot and continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Cook time noted above includes estimated time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure.
  • This dish is prepared with additional cream sauce than what is necessary for 4 pieces of chicken. This is my preferred way to prepare the dish, as I use the sauce to compliment side dishes like broccoli and cauliflower mash.  It also helps tremendously with reheating leftovers. No dry chicken!
  • If you desire less cream sauce, reduce the almond milk to 1/3rd or 1/2 a cup. The serving sizes of the remaining ingredients will stay the same.
 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g
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Kristi R Fultz-Butts

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Made this delicious, quick and easy recipe last night!!! It was a hit with my family of 5 and I'll make it again soon. Please keep more recipes coming, thanks!! I don't have an Instant Pot. This cooked perfectly in my cast iron Dutch oven, though!

staysnatched

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

JOY ADAMS

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Made this last night and husband loved it. Thanks for another hit!

staysnatched

Thursday 4th of March 2021

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

Kayla

Monday 1st of March 2021

I don’t use my instapot much but when I saw this recipe I knew I needed to. Made it for myself and three people who don’t care about carbs and they loved it so much. I just had leftovers. The sauce I could drink straight lol. Comes out perfect!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

Yay! I'm so glad you think so.

Jennifer

Monday 1st of March 2021

This recipe is delicious! I will definitely make this on a regular basis. Thanks Brandi!!!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mari

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Oh my goodness! I have tried other tuscan chicken recipes, but this is the best! We loved it! Chicken is juicy and creamy sauce is so flavorful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

staysnatched

Sunday 14th of February 2021

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.