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Pressure Cooker Chicken Casserole with Kale & White Beans

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Chicken casserole is such good comfort food and with a pressure cooker or instant pot it can be ready in next to no time! It’s perfect served with pasta, mashed potatoes or anything else you fancy.

I’m pretty obsessed with kale.

I was definitely one of those people who thought kale was gross when it became the in healthy thing a few years ago.

It took me a long time to try it but now we always have it in the fridge. Whether it’s in salads, on pizza or in pesto it’s always making an appearance in our weekly dinners.

Chicken casserole in the pressure cooker with a wooden spatula

Other than the kale you’ve got all kinds of deliciousness in here.

I love this recipe for many reasons. I have really precious memories of chicken casseroles throughout my childhood.

Going to visit my Nana as a kid would always involve a slow cooked chicken casserole with a rich gravy and mashed potato plus mushy vegetables which were always my favourite part.

Pressure cooker chicken casserole with pasta in a blue bowl with a checked cloth

Then my mum used to cook her own version minus the soggy vegetables (sob!) as a weekend winter dinner.

It’s one of those recipes which fills the whole house with incredible smells and makes coming home for dinner the best thing in the world.

This version of a chicken casserole is one for all year round. It’s not super heavy thanks to a light sauce and the kale, plus it’s made in the pressure cooker which means no standing over a bubbling pot in the summer.

Ladleful of chicken casserole with kale and white beans over a pressure cooker

Chicken casserole over pasta in a blue bowl on a blue background and checked cloth

Having said all that it’s still a really good comfort meal and, depending on what you serve it with, will work perfectly all year round.

I chose to serve mine with pasta because, as well all know, pasta works perfectly with everything.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS PRESSURE COOKER CHICKEN CASSEROLE:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes – Adding just a few sun dried tomatoes gives the most insanely rich flavour to the sauce
  • Tomato Puree
  • Red Wine
  • Dried Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Chicken Thighs – I like to use skinless boneless, they always cook perfectly in the pressure cooker and come out with the best texture
  • Kale
  • White Beans – I used cannellini
  • Chicken Stock

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this pressure cooker chicken casserole…

Pressure cooker chicken casserole in a blue bowl on a blue background with a checked cloth

Bowl of pressure cooker chicken casserole stirred through pasta on a blue background

So all you need to do to make this chicken casserole is heat your oil, fry the garlic and onion then add your other ingredients (apart from the kale and white beans) and cook under pressure for 20 minutes.

Once it’s finished then stir through the kale and white beans and cook on the saute setting for another 10 minutes until heated through.

It’s really that simple!

Close up of pressure cooker chicken casserole in a blue bowl with pasta

HOW TO MAKE PRESSURE COOKER CHICKEN CASSEROLE (STEP BY STEP):

  1. Put the pressure cooker on saute setting and cook the onion in the oil. Add the garlic, sun dried tomatoes, tomato puree, red wine, oregano, thyme, chicken stock and chicken. Cook under pressure for 20 minutes.
  2. Shred the chicken thighs, add the kale and white beans and cook on saute for 10 minutes. Serve with your favourite carb!

And that it! Who ever thought you could have chicken casserole on the table so quickly and easily.

Chicken casserole in the pressure cooker with a wooden spatula

So I use a pressure king pro for this recipe and all my other pressure cooker recipes. Whatever pressure cooker you have you can easily make this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CASSEROLE:

Alternatively you could try making this chicken casserole in the slow cooker, just chuck everything except the kale and white beans in and cook for 6-8 hours on medium. Remove the chicken and shred then return to the pot. Add the kale and white beans then cook on high for another half an hour.

Pressure cooker chicken casserole in a blue bowl on a blue background with a checked cloth

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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT ONCE YOU’VE MADE THIS PRESSURE COOKER CHICKEN CASSEROLE WITH KALE & WHITE BEANS?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Casserole with Kale & White Beans

Chicken casserole is such good comfort food and with a pressure cooker or instant pot it can be ready in next to no time! It's perfect served with pasta, mashed potatoes or anything else you fancy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 415 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 Sun Dried Tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 100 ml Red Wine
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Thyme
  • 500 g Chicken Thighs boneless and skinless
  • 200 ml Chicken Stock or enough to reach the minimum line on your pressure cooker
  • 250 g Kale roughly chopped
  • 1 400g tin White Beans drained and rinsed

Instructions

  1. Put the pressure cooker on saute setting and add a little oil. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes then add the garlic, sun dried tomatoes, tomato puree, red wine, oregano, thyme, chicken stock and chicken. Stir together and cook under pressure for 20 minutes.

  2. Shred the chicken thighs and stir into the sauce. Add the kale and white beans and cook on the saute settings for 10 minutes until wilted. 

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Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chicken Casserole with Kale & White Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 1119mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 129%
Vitamin C 97.6%
Calcium 19.1%
Iron 28.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Bowl of pressure cooker chicken casserole stirred through pasta on a blue background with a fork

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara
    14/07/2018 at 6:36 PM

    This looks like a great fuss free dinner! I love pressure cooker meals!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/07/2018 at 7:48 PM

      Me too! Thanks Sara!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    14/07/2018 at 7:17 PM

    I love adding white beans to our pasta dishes. It’s such a great protein boost.

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/07/2018 at 7:48 PM

      Definitely!

  • Reply
    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    14/07/2018 at 9:16 PM

    I love how easy and healthy this is. My family will love it!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/07/2018 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks Allison!

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    15/07/2018 at 12:28 AM

    Oh my! This looks perfect! I’d love a plate!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/07/2018 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks Kelly 🙂

  • Reply
    Danielle
    15/07/2018 at 3:25 AM

    Yumm! This looks so easy and healthy!

    • Reply
      Amy
      16/07/2018 at 7:47 PM

      Thanks Danielle!

  • Reply
    Alex
    28/07/2018 at 1:50 AM

    This looks amazing, but I’m very new to pressure cooking, so can you please explain what you mean by “cook under pressure for 20 minutes”? I have a Breville Fast Slow Pro, which either lets me use presets (like the “potatoes” function I used to make your potato and aubergine curry to great success) or I can specify what pressure I’d like to use (eg, 60kpa). What would you recommend in this instance?

    • Reply
      Amy
      31/07/2018 at 7:36 PM

      Hi Alex! I used a stew setting on mine, do you have something like that? Otherwise I would go for a higher pressure option. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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