Healthy weeknight dinners can be challenging, but they don't have to be. This Instant Pot protein packed chicken stew recipe is easy and can be on the table in about 20 minutes. And you know it's healthy because it's only 3 Blue Plan Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers.
Heat the olive oil on SAUTE mode of your electric pressure cooker with the lid off. Add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots and stir. Cook the veggies for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
Add the potatoes, diced tomatoes, beans, broth. Lay the chicken on top of the veggies and add the oregano and red pepper flakes over the chicken. Season everything with salt and pepper.
Secure the lid and select MANUAL mode. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. Use a natural release when the cooking is complete (this takes 10 - 15 minutes). Remove the chicken breast and shred. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir everything together. Return the chicken to the stew, stir and serve immediately.
Slow Cooker Instructions:
Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Stir to combine everything together.
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Once the cooker has finished, take the chicken out and shred it using 2 forks.
Add the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
You can use the Quick Release option on your electric pressure cooker, if you are pressed for time. You can also use the SOUP setting, if applicable, for this recipe. Set the timer to 10 minutes using this setting and proceed with the recipe.
Instant Pot Protein Packed Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.