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A white serving dish with a black platter, topped with braised chicken with vegetables, and sprigs of fresh herbs.

Instant Pot White Wine Braised Chicken

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


A lighter take on coq au vin, Instant Pot white wine braised chicken is simple to make, a deliciously satisfying combination of poultry and vegetables.


  • 3 lbs chicken (8 pieces total – bone-in thighs, breasts, wings, and drumsticks)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 2 cups diced leeks
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/2 Tbsp white or yellow miso paste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups homemade or low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 2/3 cups dry white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Set Instant Pot to Saute. Once hot, add chopped bacon and cook until crispy, approximately 3-4 minutes. Then hit Cancel, and set bacon aside.
  3. Return Instant Pot to Saute. Brown chicken well on all sides, then set aside.
  4. Add butter to the Instant Pot and coat the bottom, then add mushrooms. Saute until golden brown, approximately 3-4 minutes, then remove and set aside.
  5. Add leeks and carrots, and cook until fork tender, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  6. Stir in miso paste and flour. Cook for approximately 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  7. Deglaze the insert with 1/4 cup chicken broth, stirring to scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add the chicken, white wine, remaining broth, thyme sprigs, bacon, and bay leaf.
  9. Cover and set to Manual Pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release when finished. The chicken should be cooked through completely at this point (internal temperature of 165°F).
  10. Stir in mushrooms. If the sauce hasn’t thickened, set to Saute and simmer for a few minutes until reduced.
  11. Remove bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Serve immediately with a garnish of fresh thyme leaves.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Instant Pot
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Instant Pot, pressure cooker, coq au vin blanc, white wine, chicken