Delicious Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, wine & food lovers! Today, I am thrilled to share with you one of my all-time favorite pressure cooker chicken recipes – the Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe.

If you’re looking for a soul-satisfying comfort food that also brings out your culinary flair, this recipe is perfect for you! This is an award-winning dinner recipe that is guaranteed to impress even the toughest food critics. The taste is simply heavenly, and the aroma of red wine infused with spices and herbs will have your neighbors lining up at your doorstep.

Now, why “Wine & Dine” chicken? For starters, this recipe highlights one of my endless wine pairing ideas for poultry dishes – red or white wine sauce made from scratch. Second, the cooking process infuses a depth of flavor that gives the chicken its signature richness and velvet texture.

But let’s get down to business- what makes this dish so exceptional? The inclusion of fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley bring out the creamy flavor of chicken drumsticks to its fullest potential. Add to that a generous helping of green olives, garlic cloves, sweet onion, black pepper, and lime juice- packed full of those mouth-watering flavors we all crave in our favorite dishes.

So fire up your Instant Pot and get ready to create a sumptuous meal right at home! With minimal effort and less cook time required than traditional recipes, this perfect weeknight dinner can be yours in just 30 minutes. Don’t wait any longer; let’s get started on this amazing recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken
Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken

Do you like to have meals that are both delicious and easy to prepare? Then, this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe is perfect for you!

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is the rich and flavorful wine sauce that complements the tender chicken drumsticks. Not only does it add a wonderful depth of flavor to the chicken, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can use red or white wine, depending on your preference, and each will provide a unique tasting experience.

Additionally, this recipe requires only a few ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. The combination of sweet onion, garlic cloves, green olives, cilantro, parsley, and lime juice enhances the overall taste of the dish without being too overpowering.

Moreover, this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. You can easily make it in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker without dirtying too many dishes. It’s also an excellent option for meal prepping because it stores well and reheats perfectly.

Lastly, there are countless variations that you can try with this recipe. You can substitute chicken thighs or boneless skinless chicken breasts if you prefer those over drumsticks. You can also add mushrooms or other veggies to make it even more nutritious. The possibilities are endless!

In summary, you’ll love this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe because of its amazing taste, simplicity, versatility, quick preparation time, and endless variations. Try it out today and start enjoying gourmet meals made in your own kitchen!

Ingredient List

 This savory Instant Pot wine and dine chicken will make your taste buds sing!
This savory Instant Pot wine and dine chicken will make your taste buds sing!

Let’s dive into the ingredient list for this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken recipe. You will need a combination of savory herbs and spices, chicken, and of course, wine to create this flavorful dish. Here is a list of everything you need:

  • Chicken drumsticks or chicken thighs
  • Sweet onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Green olives
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Red wine
  • White wine
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil

Plus, a package of yellow rice to serve alongside the chicken. These ingredients come together to create a savory and comforting dish that is perfect for any weeknight dinner.

The Recipe How-To

 Don't have all night to cook dinner? No problem, this recipe is quick and easy thanks to the Instant Pot!
Don’t have all night to cook dinner? No problem, this recipe is quick and easy thanks to the Instant Pot!

Here’s how to make this instant pot wine and dine chicken recipe:


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 can sliced black olives, drained
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro and parsley (combined)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Set your instant pot to sauté function and pour in the olive oil. Once hot, add in the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until slightly golden.
  2. Add in the boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the instant pot and season them with salt and black pepper. Brown the chicken on both sides for about a minute and then remove from the pot.
  3. Pour in the red wine into the now-empty Instant Pot and use a spoon to scrape up any brown bits stuck to the bottom. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes until the strong alcohol smell goes away.
  4. Add back in the chicken along with any juices that escaped from it. Also, pour in one cup of chicken broth into the pot.
  5. Lock on the lid, and set it to “high pressure” for about ten minutes.
  6. When finished cooking, allow it to naturally release for about ten minutes before quick-releasing all remaining pressure.
  7. For some added zing, fold in some chopped cilantro and parsley, followed by a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Serving Suggestions:

This recipe is best served over a bed of flavorful yellow rice or white rice as you deem fit. You can also garnish with chopped green olives before serving.

This meal can easily be served with a light and dry white wine, medium-bodied red wine like a coq au vin, or simply any wine you have on hand.

So there you have it, an easy-to-prepare instant pot wine and dine chicken recipe that will impress your taste buds.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bask in the flavors of chicken soaked in red wine and served with delicious veggies.
Bask in the flavors of chicken soaked in red wine and served with delicious veggies.

For those looking to switch things up, there are a variety of substitutions and variations you can make to this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe. First, if you’re not a fan of chicken drumsticks or thighs, feel free to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead. The cooking time will remain the same, but the texture of the chicken will be slightly different.

Additionally, if you want to mix up the flavors, swap out the black pepper for white pepper or add in some crushed red pepper flakes for an added kick. Instead of green olives, try kalamata olives or capers. You can also experiment with different herbs like thyme or oregano in place of cilantro and parsley.

For a different twist on this recipe, you can try using white wine instead of red wine. This will give your dish a lighter flavor profile and pairs well with chicken breasts or shredded chicken breast. If you really love red wine, try using it in combination with beef broth or chicken broth to create a savory wine sauce with a heartier taste.

Feeling adventurous? Try making a Tuscan-style Instant Pot Chicken by adding in mushroom and onion as well as white wine for a deliciously creamy sauce. Or for something more classic, make an Instant Pot Coq Au Vin using bacon pieces to enhance that rich traditional French flavor.

With these substitutions and variations, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your own unique version of this easy and tasty Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect date night dish, this chicken will make you feel like a gourmet chef.
The perfect date night dish, this chicken will make you feel like a gourmet chef.

Now that your Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken is ready, let’s talk about how to serve it up and what to pair it with.

First, I recommend serving this dish alongside some fluffy yellow rice. Its bright color and subtle flavor make it the perfect sidekick for the delicious wine-braised chicken.

This recipe also incorporates green olives, sweet onions, garlic cloves, cilantro, and parsley, which add a lot of depth and complexity to the flavor. The herbs add a nice aromatic touch while the olives give a slight briny tang that pairs really well with the red wine sauce.

Speaking of which, you can’t forget about the wine! A glass of red wine would be the perfect match for this flavorful chicken recipe. If you’re looking for something light, try pairing it with a Pinot Noir or Chianti. But if you’re feeling bold and adventurous, pick up a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to sip on as you enjoy your meal.

For those who prefer white wine, don’t worry! You can also pair this dish with a nice crisp Chardonnay or even a Sauvignon Blanc to balance out the bold flavor of the chicken.

Overall, this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken recipe is best served alongside some yellow rice and a glass of your favorite red or white wine. Get ready to indulge in a wonderful culinary experience that will leave you satiated and wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your dinner party guests with this mouth-watering chicken dish.
Impress your dinner party guests with this mouth-watering chicken dish.

One of the best things about this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken recipe is that it’s perfect for meal prep. You can easily make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer for a quick and convenient meal.

To make ahead, simply cook the recipe as directed, allow it to cool completely, and then store it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. It will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days and up to 3 months in the freezer.

When you’re ready to reheat, there are a few different options depending on your preference. If you’re short on time, you can simply reheat individual portions in the microwave. For best results, place the chicken in a microwave-safe dish and cover with a splatter screen or paper towel. Heat on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

If you prefer to reheat in the oven, preheat your oven to 350°F and transfer the chicken to an oven-safe dish. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

For those who want an even quicker option, consider reheating your wine sauce chicken recipe using your Instant Pot. Simply add 1/2 cup water to the pot, place the chicken in a steamer basket, and steam for 5-6 minutes on high pressure.

No matter which method you choose, this wine braised chicken dish will taste delicious with every bite!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This recipe proves that good things come in small packages, thanks to the Instant Pot.
This recipe proves that good things come in small packages, thanks to the Instant Pot.

Alright, folks, let me tell you how to get the most out of this Wine & Dine chicken recipe. With my experience, I’ve got a few tips up my sleeve that will make your dish standout and become the ultimate weeknight dinner.

First up, when cooking meat in a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot, it’s essential to use enough liquid to avoid burning or scorching the bottom of the pot. In this recipe, we are using red wine; however, if you decide to go with white wine or switch out the liquid altogether, keep in mind that you’ll need at least two cups of liquid.

Another tip for perfect results is to give your chicken some color before adding any liquid to the Instant Pot. Sear it on all sides until golden brown; this way, it will have wonderful deep flavors in addition to being unbelievably tender.

Now, we talk about the chicken broth. Always use quality broth! It doesn’t change significantly from fresh homemade broth or store-bought. Still, remember that it is a fundamental ingredient in this recipe that ties everything together.

Next up, don’t be shy with the seasoning! Season the chicken drumsticks liberally with salt and pepper and seasonings before searing it. This way, flavor hits you at every bite.

Moreover, finish off your meal with fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro – they complement perfectly with slightly complex flavors of wines used here.

Last but not least, if you’re using boneless chicken breasts instead of thighs or drumsticks suggested here, be sure to reduce cooking time to four to five minutes as overcooking can ruin their texture.

So there you have it folks! Follow these simple tips for perfect results every time you cook this easy Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe.

Bottom Line

Believe it or not, this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe is a game-changer that’s perfect for both beginners and seasoned home cooks. With its rich and savory flavors, this recipe can be served in different ways that will leave your loved ones wanting more. Plus, it only takes less than an hour to prepare and cook!

You can thank the red and white wine that amplify this dish’s flavor profile while the chicken breasts, chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks add tenderness and juiciness. The instant pot speeds up the entire process of making tantalizing chicken recipes like coq au vin or chicken marsala.

So if you want a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that tastes like something straight out of a fancy Italian restaurant, this Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe is definitely worth a try. Get ready to experience the perfect balance of flavors with every bite, all thanks to this simple yet flavorful recipe. Don’t take my word for it – give it a try yourself!

Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken

Instant Pot Wine & Dine Chicken Recipe

Made this with whatever was in my fridge and it was extremely good. Date worthy meal as it has a sensual deep and ethnic taste.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 324.6 kcal


  • 1 (5 ounce) bag of saffron yellow rice
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 10 green olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups water


  • Set the instant pot to saute mode on medium heat.
  • add the olive oil while it's heating up.
  • add the chicken to the hot pot.
  • slice or chop the onion (however you prefer) and place in the pot with the chicken.
  • add the salt and pepper to the chicken. Turn the chicken every few minutes.
  • add the wines to the pot after the chicken and allow to caramelize a bit.
  • add the parsley and cilantro and garlic.
  • when the chicken is cooked and caramelized enough on the outside, you can add the water and then the rice. You don't have to worry about cooking the chicken thru because the pressure cook mode will do that work for you. The yellow rice usually comes with it's own spices so I tend not to add too much salt. so please salt to taste. Lime juice can be added now or after the pressure cook process.
  • Add the olives(green or black is fine). After giving the chicken and rice a good stir to make sure the rice is in the water, cover with the instant pot cover and set it to 12 minutes on manual mode.
  • I let the instant pot natural release for about 5 minutes. This was just enough time for my rice to still be nice and wet but not too soggy and not to dry. Just nice and sensual and deep in that wine flavor. If you use a bigger bag of yellow rice, let me know how this turns out. Thanks.

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Serving: 366gCalories: 324.6kcalCarbohydrates: 5.3gProtein: 28.9gFat: 17.1gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 118.3mgSodium: 269.6mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Chicken, Meat, Poultry, Rice
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