Happily for you, I’m not about to suggest using a can of cream of mushroom soup in this (or any other) recipe. But, happily for you, if you like cream of mushroom soup, you won’t miss it after you try this recipe. It’s the taste of comfort for many of us, just healthier than anything that might come out of a can. It’s also an easy recipe. I ask you to put the spinach in with the rest of the ingredients to add more flavor to the dish. The spinach will cook down and blend in with everything else, and you’ll have a vegetable and chicken dish done in one shot.
Select SAUTÉ on the Instant Pot. When the pot is hot, add the butter. When the butter has melted, add the garlic. Cook, stirring continuously, until garlic is fragrant and slightly softened, about 1 minute (take care not to let it burn).
Add the onions and mushrooms and stir to coat. Add the chicken, thyme, water, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the spinach on top of the chicken mixture. Select CANCEL.
Secure the lid onthe pot. Close the pressure-release valve. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Cover lightly with aluminum foil to keep warm.
Select SAUTÉ on the Instant Pot. While stirring continuously, slowly add the cream in a steady stream. Cook, stirring, until the mixture starts to thicken, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Select CANCEL.
Serve the chicken with the mushroom-spinach mixture.
Dr. Urvashi Pitre is the President of a global marketing consulting firm, and also the author of the best-selling Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017.
She combines her training as a scientist with her desire to make fast, healthy, authentic, global cuisine, and experiments extensively to create the most streamlined recipes that use fresh ingredients.
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