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Mississippi Chicken Recipe Instant Pot

This Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken recipe takes the classic Mississippi pot roast and adds creaminess and zest with just enough spice. Serve over egg noodles or rice – guaranteed to become a family favorite!

Chicken breasts are combined with onions, au jus, ranch seasoning and butter in this quick and easy meal that can be made in just minutes in your instant pot – taking only half the time it takes to prepare in a slow cooker!

1. Chicken

Mississippi Chicken is an incredibly simple recipe with only 5 ingredients that can be made in a pressure cooker, slow cooker or oven. Plus, it’s low carb and keto friendly so it makes for the perfect pick-me-up any time of the day or night!

This recipe is an excellent way to make chicken that’s tender and packed with flavor from pepperoncinis. It’s a quick and simple dinner the whole family will love!

Start by seasoning your chicken with salt and pepper. Next, flash-sear the chicken for two minutes on each side in your instant pot using oil and butter; this will give the meat a nice golden color while keeping its juices inside from cooking off too quickly.

Once the chicken has been flash-seared, add all remaining liquid ingredients and stir. This includes pepperoncini juice, Au Jus gravy mix packet, ranch seasoning and butter or ghee.

Once all liquids have been mixed together, add chicken to an Instant Pot and seal it shut. Set the vent to sealing position before pressing either manual/pressure cook on your Instant Pot.

Set the timer to 10 minutes and let the pressure build up. When finished, remove the lid and allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes before venting again.

That will give you plenty of time to shred the chicken before serving! Once the steam has released, use two forks to shred the meat and stir it into the gravy mixture.

This deliciously zesty sauce is perfect for serving over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. For an even more delectable family meal, mix it into a casserole with frozen vegetables!

Mississippi Chicken is an indispensable addition to your kitchen repertoire – guaranteed to become a go-to! Perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions, this dish can be served over mashed potatoes or rice or even sandwich style!

2. Peppers

Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken is an effortless recipe that produces moist, fall apart tender chicken with plenty of flavor! It’s keto friendly too – serve it as a sandwich filling or on top of mashed potatoes for added carbs and flavor!

Chicken breast is cooked in a sauce made with au jus gravy mix, ranch dressing seasoning, plenty of butter and pepperoncini peppers! The peppers add an acidity (or tanginess) that cuts through the richness of the meat and gravy to balance its flavor.

Add carrots, potatoes and other root vegetables to the chicken for a nutritious side dish. Simply mix them into the chicken stock before simmering for several hours at medium-high heat to get those veggies tender.

To enhance the flavor, you can add a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the liquid before pouring it into the pot in Step 1. This helps deglaze and thicken up the broth for an amazing gravy when it’s done!

Once the cooking cycle is over, allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes before switching to quick release. This time will help redistribute juices throughout the chicken for tender and juicy results!

Serve your shredded Mississippi chicken with sides like rice, noodles or quinoa. For an even more delectable lunch or dinner, top it off with cheese and put it on a bun!

This instant pot is ideal for making this chicken recipe as it takes only half the time that crockpot cooking would require. This makes it a great choice for anyone looking to save money and cook an nutritious meal that’s packed with flavor!

This delicious recipe is an ideal substitute for traditional pot roast, and you can add extra vegetables for even greater flavor!

I adore the savory, umami flavors in this recipe as well as the tart acidity that peppers add. It makes an ideal meal for either a game day or weeknight family dinner – perfect!

3. Gravy

This Mississippi chicken recipe instant pot gravy is so simple to make and tastes fantastic served over mashed potatoes or noodles. The pepperoncini peppers add just the right amount of savory and acidity, counterbalancing all that rich butter and au jus gravy mix.

This Mississippi Chicken dish will become a go-to in your Instant Pot repertoire! It’s one of those magical dishes that gets better and better the longer it sits in the fridge.

Serve this Mississippi chicken recipe over rice, gluten-free noodles or roasted vegetable medley and the flavors will be even more intense and sublime! You can also use any leftover sauce as a dipping sauce for sandwiches or to drizzle over mashed potatoes.

This meal prep idea is ideal for busy weeknights, and you can store this instant pot Mississippi chicken in the freezer. After it thaws, simply reheat in either the microwave or oven at approximately 15 minutes – your dish will be hot and ready to enjoy!

Once your instant pot Mississippi chicken has cooled, it can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 2 months. If freezing, let cool completely before placing into a freezer bag.

If you want a thicker gravy, scoop the juices at the bottom of your instant pot into a small bowl and whisk in 1 tablespoon cornstarch to create a slurry. This will thicken and smooth out the sauce into something luxurious and smooth that you can use to dip sandwiches or drizzle over mashed potatoes!

You can serve this Mississippi chicken on toasted bread with mayonnaise and melted provolone cheese for an unforgettable sandwich. Or use it as a sauce to dip other baked items that aren’t quite so dense, such as zucchini bread or focaccia bread.

4. Sauce

Mississippi Chicken, a spin-off of Mississippi Pot Roast, is an irresistible and quick meal you must try in the Instant Pot! Shredded chicken is coated in an irresistible gravy mixture and served over mashed potatoes or on top of a bun with cheese for a fast and nutritious weekday dinner.

This recipe is perfect for any time of day; simply make extra and freeze for later!

This recipe for easy homemade sauce comes together quickly. Made with au jus mix, dry ranch seasoning and lots of butter, the rich taste is one you won’t soon forget! Pepperoncini peppers add a refreshing kick that balances out the sweetness and savory sauce perfectly.

I love this sauce over mashed potatoes, but it’s equally tasty on its own! Try it over egg noodles or rice as well, or even top off a salad for something extra flavorful!

Low carb and gluten-free, this meal makes a great addition to your diet. The chicken is tender and succulent, while the gravy has an incredible depth of flavor.

For an added layer of flavor, I like to top shredded chicken with mozzarella or provolone cheese. This adds an extra kick!

To thicken the sauce for sandwiches, set your Instant Pot to saute and whisk 2 tablespoons of corn starch into 1/2 cup of water. Whisk this into the sauce and stir until it thickens.

If you don’t own an instant pot, I recommend making this in a slow cooker or baking it in the oven. Just remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly since it will take more time than using a pressure cooker.

I enjoy serving this dish with either sourdough bread or roasted potatoes to soak up the gravy and chicken juices. If you’re on a keto or low-carb diet, serve this recipe over top of mashed cauliflower instead of traditional mashed potatoes to reduce its fat content.

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