instant pot healthy chicken marsala

Instant Pot Chicken Marsala (Paleo & Whole30)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: whole30, paleo, gluten-free, healthy


This Instant Pot Chicken Marsala dish is perfect for an easy meal prep lunch or dinner that is paleo and Whole30 diet friendly.


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 shallot, minced (or ½ medium red onion)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3.5 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup red wine (leave out for Whole30 and substitute chicken broth instead)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic & Herb seasoning
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to sauté and add the oil to the pot.
  2. Let the oil heat for a minute and then add the shallot. Stir with a wooden spoon.
  3. Next, add the red bell pepper and stir again.
  4. Add the mushrooms and stir with the other ingredients. Let the ingredients cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  5. Pour in the red wine.
  6. Add the chili flakes or Italian seasoning.
  7. Add the marinara sauce and the water and then use tongs to place the chicken into the pot.
  8. Sprinkle the sea salt on top of the chicken.
  9. Lock on the lid and set the time to 14 minutes.
  10. Once the time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes.
  11. Then, release the rest of the pressure and remove the lid.
  12. Stir one more time and serve hot.