Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken

Are you looking for a tasty low-carb Instant Pot recipe using chicken thighs?  This Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken is easy, creamy, and satisfying – a big win in my book! And though it’s low-carb, you will never feel cheated eating this recipe that comes together so quickly. #instantpot #lowcarb #chicken #chickenthighs

Are you looking for a low carb Instant Pot recipe using chicken thighs?  This Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken is heavenly, creamy and satisfying.  While it's low-carb you would never feel cheated eating this recipe. #instantpot #lowcarb #chicken

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Low-Carb Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot

This meal can be made in 30-minutes start to finish.  I love that  you can cook 8-10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs in just 8 minutes in the Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker).  Low Carb Tuscan Chicken tastes great with chicken thighs or breasts.  Thighs are more economical, plus they cook a lot quicker than the breasts.  Thighs are also more flavorful and moist!

Because my boys can be picky eaters when it comes to vegetables, I sometimes make the sauce without adding the tomatoes and spinach until after I’ve served them, then I add those beautiful veggies to the sauce for me and the Hubs.

This dish is great for company because it looks very upscale when you dish that sauce over the chicken.  And, because there’s lots of sauce, you can serve it over quinoa or farro as the side dish…..your guests will rave over these flavors!

Are you looking for a tasty low-carb Instant Pot recipe using chicken thighs? This Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken is heavenly, creamy and so satisfying. And though it's low-carb you will never feel cheated eating this recipe. #instantpot #lowcarb #chicken #chickenthighs

Printable Low-Carb Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

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Low-Carb Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

Are you looking for a low carb Instant Pot recipe using chicken thighs?  This Low-Carb Tuscan Chicken is heavenly, creamy and satisfying.  It's low-carb, but you will never feel cheated eating this recipe. #instantpot #lowcarb #chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, instant pot, low carb
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1-2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Olive oil, for browning the chicken
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbs. whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch (or use xantham gum to thicken the sauce)
  • 2-3 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup approx 5 oz grape tomatoes, chopped


  1. Season the chicken thighs with the Italian seasoning.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 6-quart Instant Pot, set to the sauté setting, add a good swish of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken, cooking a minute or two on each side until browned; remove chicken to a plate and reserve.  

  3. Add the chicken broth to the drippings in the Instant Pot, giving all a good stir; return the browned chicken to the pot and lock the Instant Pot lid into place. Use the manual button to set the timer for 8 minutes on High Pressure, bringing the Instant Pot to full pressure. When the timer sounds, use a quick release to remove all pressure from the Instant Pot. 

  4. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot. Using the sauté setting, stir in the cream cheese, garlic, and Parmesan, using a whisk to combine until the mixture is smooth. In the meantime, combine the whipping cream with the cornstarch in a small bowl; stir this mixture into the cream cheese mixture in the Instant Pot, cooking until the sauce is nicely thickened. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper. 

  5. Turn off the Instant Pot and let the sauce cool for just a minute or two before stirring in the spinach and tomatoes. Serve chicken with topped with sauce; garnish with fresh Italian parsley, if desired. (This sauce is also delicious served over quinoa or farro.)

Recipe Notes


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Please Note: This recipe was happily shared on The Country Cook’s Weekend Potluck and Southern Bite’s Meal Plan Monday!



Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

Blog Comments

This sounds so yummy! I think you might be missing some info in Step 2. I can figure out that I’m supposed to saute the chicken of course but I thought I should let you know. 🙂

Oh Kristin! I’m so sorry. Thank you for letting me know so I can make that adjustment – dang it! My bad.
Chef Alli

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Hi Chef Alli. My friend and I made this tonight in my 6 Qt IP using 3 chicken breasts. Tasted great, but the chicken was dry. I’m not a fan of thighs but I’m betting they would have been more moist. I’ll be making it again tho.

Hi Sue – I’m so sorry your chicken turned out dry! That just stinks. If you use the breasts again, reduce the time in your IP by a minute or so and see if that helps. I do love how moist the chicken thighs seem to be in this recipe – I do hope you’ll try them. Let me know how it goes!
Chef Alli

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