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Instant Pot® Creamy Italian Chicken and Kale

Atkins Instant Pot® Creamy Italian Chicken and Kale
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 2 each Garlic, clove
  • 1 each Roma Tomato
  • 2 oz Pimento (roasted red pepper)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) Chicken Broth or Bouillon
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, liquid
  • 2/3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 8 cup Kale, fresh, chopped
  • 16 oz Chicken Breast Filet, skinless
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 2 Tbsp Cream Cheese, original
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum


  1. Mince or press the garlic. Chop the tomato and roasted red pepper. Set aside.
  2. Turn on Instant Pot® sauté function and let warm. When hot, add olive oil and sauté onion until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn off sauté, and add tomatoes, roasted red peppers, broth, cream, Italian seasoning, and vinegar, stirring to combine.
  3. Layer the kale on top of the broth in the Instant Pot. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, sprinkling the remaining salt and pepper on the kale. Place chicken on top of the kale (the broth should not be touching it). Cut the cream cheese into small dollops and place on the kale and chicken.
  4. Attach the lid, seal the instant pot and set to pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 5 additional minutes then quick release following manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Remove chicken and chop into bite size pieces. Stir the cream cheese into the kale and sauce. Add the parmesan cheese and xanthan gum and mix until slightly thickened. Add the chicken back in and mix to evenly distribute. Each serving is about 1 cup of kale and chicken.

Cooking Tip

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)