Slice the chicken breasts in half and pound so they are even.
Add the chicken, Italian seasoning, salt and garlic to a mixing bowl. Massage marinade into the chicken. (see note)
Select Sauté or Browning on your pressure cooker and allow to heat.
When hot, add oil and butter and place the chicken into pressure cooker cooking pot. Brown the pieces of chicken for 10 seconds on each side. (See notes section for a thick sauce option, rather than a cream sauce.)
Pour in chicken broth, cream and seasoned salt. Quickly deglaze the cooking pot, making sure nothing is stuck on the bottom of the pot.
Lock on Lid and close Pressure Valve. Cook at High Pressure for 1 minute.
When Beep sounds, wait 2 minutes and then carefully release the rest of the pressure.
Select Sauté/Browning on your pressure cooker and bring to slow simmer. Mix in cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
Simmer to thicken sauce, if desired. Stir in spinach right before serving.
Enjoy over zoodles or pasta. (See notes on how to cook pasta at the same time.)
If you like Mushrooms, add 6 ounces of Cremini Mushrooms to the cooking pot after adding in the Chicken Broth.*For a creamier sauce, add 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese when you add the cream.For extra sauce, simply double the seasonings, liquids and Parmesan cheese.
Tuscan Garlic Chicken Pasta
Double all seasonings, add two cups of chicken broth and 8 ounces of pasta to the cooking pot after browning the chicken breast.
Low Carb Tips
Use a Spiralizer to Make the Zoodles
Heavy cream is used, which gives it a nice and healthy fat content.
White meat chicken is a very nice protein.
Butter, rather than flour, helps to thicken the sauce.
Strict Keto eaters, may want to omit the Sun Dried Tomatoes. Sun Dried Tomatoes are quite strong, so if you add more, do so at your own risk. ;) Sun Dried Tomatoes come packed in oil or in just the dried state. If the oil based tomatoes are your preference, there is no problem using them instead.The amount of beneficial nutrients from the sodium, potassium and homemade bone broth, help with keeping electrolytes in check. Another favorite recipe amongst low carbers is Instant Pot Spicy Crack Chicken. This recipe takes the original recipe up a notch. Try it and let me know what you think. The spice is very mild and can be omitted, if desired.Pro Tip: Make Zoodles to soak up the sauce. I recommend this Tabletop Spirazlizer.
Thickening Sauce for Low Carbers/Keto
Add 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese after pressure release and mix in to thicken the sauce.
In Step 4, before searing the chicken, lightly dredge the chicken with Potato Starch and shake off and excess Then add the chicken pieces to the pot and continue with the directions.
My Potato Starch trick will not only keep the chicken tender and juicy while under pressure, it will eliminate a slurry (assuming you want a thick sauce and not a cream sauce) altogether and the raw taste that sometimes is detected.