Instant Pot Chicken Marbella

A classic dish gets a modern twist with this Instant Pot Chicken Marbella recipe. Perfect for those who crave rich flavors but are short on time, this dish brings a symphony of sweet, savory, and tangy elements to your table. Embrace the ease of cooking with this streamlined version of a beloved gourmet recipe.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people.


  • For the Chicken:
    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the Sauce:
    • 1 cup pitted green olives
    • 1 cup dried prunes, chopped
    • 1/4 cup capers, with a bit of juice
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    • Set the Instant Pot to ‘Sauté’ mode and heat the olive oil.
    • Once hot, add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. Create the Sauce:
    • In the same Instant Pot, add the olives, prunes, capers, garlic, white wine, chicken broth, brown sugar, and bay leaves.
    • Stir to combine and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  3. Cook:
    • Return the chicken to the pot and submerge it in the sauce.
    • Secure the lid, set the valve to ‘Sealing,’ and cook on ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’ high for 10 minutes.
    • Once cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure.
  4. Final Touches:
    • Remove the chicken and set it aside.
    • Set the Instant Pot to ‘Sauté’ mode and reduce the sauce for 5-7 minutes until it thickens slightly.
    • Stir in the parsley and red wine vinegar, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the chicken hot, drizzled with the thickened sauce.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories350 kcal
Total Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium800 mg
Total Carbohydrate25 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars15 g
Protein25 g

This Instant Pot Chicken Marbella is not just a meal, it’s a delightful experience that brings a gourmet touch to your dining table. Enjoy the harmony of flavors and the convenience of this cherished recipe, adapted for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.