Pesto Chicken


  • 1 boneless
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • Sprinkle seasonings on chicken breasts. Press the Sauté button and add coconut oil to Instant Pot. Sauté chicken for 3–5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove chicken and place into 7 cup glass bowl. Pour water into pot and use wooden spoon or rubber spatula to make sure no seasoning is stuck to bottom of pot.
  • Place spoonful of ricotta onto chicken pieces. Pour pesto over chicken. Sprinkle mozzarella over chicken. Cover with foil. Place steam rack into Instant Pot and carefully put bowl on top. Click lid closed. Press the Manual button and adjust time for 20 minutes. When timer beeps, allow a natural release. Serve with chopped parsley if desired.
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