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Easy Keto Chicken Florentine (Instant Pot)

Dust off your Instant Pot and make this creamy and dreamy keto Chicken Florentine in a snap! Ready in no time, this is one dish the whole family is sure to go crazy for!

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This easy peasy Instant Pot keto Chicken Florentine is a pretty simple recipe. It doesn’t have complicated ingredients, and it’s creamy, meaty, and has a sauce everyone is going to love. Hungry? Let’s get started!

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What You Need To Make Keto Chicken Florentine

  • Instant Pot – You need one big enough to hold about 1 1/2 pounds of chicken, 3-4 chicken breasts.
  • Tongs – Invest in silicone tongs that can lock closed. They’re one of my favorite kitchen tools!
  • Sharp knifeHenckels are my go-to knives. They’re a great quality for the price and always hold an edge well.
  • Cutting board – Get one that’ll go in the dishwasher to properly clean it. You don’t want to mess around with raw chicken.

Ingredients To Make Keto Chicken Florentine in the Instant Pot

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How To Make Keto Chicken Florentine In Your Instant Pot

  1. Heat some oil on the sautee setting of your Instant Pot, then season and sautee the chicken for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly golden brown in places. Set aside.
  2. Add another tsp of oil and sautee the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are soft and aromatic.
  3. Return the chicken to the Instant Pot and add the broth. Cook on the Meat setting for 10 minutes with a natural release of 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot and add the cream and spinach. Put the pot back on the sautee setting and boil the mixture for about 5 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by about a third.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper, and serve the chicken with a generous amount of sauce.

Chef Jenn’s Tips to Make This Instant Pot Chicken Recipe

  • Add mushrooms when sauteeing the onions if you want even more flavor added to this amazing dish
  • Don’t boil the sauce once the cheese is in it. Cheese doesn’t like to be boiled – your sauce will go from creamy to grainy if you boil it
  • Add a small pinch of red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat
  • If your chicken breasts are thick, cut them in half horizontally
  • Use chicken tenders or thighs if that’s all you’ve got! For tenders, reduce the Meat setting time to 9 minutes, and for bone-in thighs, increase the cooking time to 12 minutes

What To Serve With Keto Chicken Florentine

I love serving this dish with Cauliflower Rice to soak up all the amazing sauce, or sometimes I go with pan-roasted asparagus. Whatever you do, don’t serve something with strong flavors or more sauce as that’ll compete with the keto Chicken Florentine.

Is This Keto Instant Pot Dish Freezer Friendly?

Yes! Keto Chicken Florentine will freeze. Simply chill it thoroughly in the fridge, then pack it in sauce and freeze for up to three months.

To reheat, let it thaw in the fridge overnight then warm it in the microwave or in an oven-safe dish at 325 until heated through.

Is Chicken Florentine keto friendly?

Made like this it sure is! With only XX net carbs per serving, it is a low-carb and keto keeper!

How long does it take to make keto Chicken Florentine?

From start to finish, including releasing time, you can have this dish on the table in under 45 minutes.

Is this a Chicken Florentine casserole?

No, this is a saucy main dish that you make in the Instant Pot, not a casserole that’s baked in the oven.

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Keto Chicken Florentine

Creamy and loaded with amazing flavor from the Parmesan and spinach, don't be surprised if you are licking your plate clean with this dish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword chicken, easy chicken, florentine, instant pot, instant pot recipe, keto instant pot recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 629kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 pound spinach washed and trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided


  • Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in your Instant Pot on the sautee setting. Season the chicken with 1/4 tsp of salt and a pinch of pepper. Sautee the chicken in the IP for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Wilt the spinach in the hot IP. This should only take a few minutes. Set it aside and when cool, squeeze to remove excess water.
  • Heat the remaining tbsp of oil in the IP. Add the sliced onion and garlic and sautee for 2-3 minutes or until soft and aromatic.
  • Return the chicken to the IP and add the broth. Put the lid on and set to 10 minutes on the Meat setting. Cook, then let it release naturally for five minutes before manually releasing.
  • Remove the chicken from the IP and set aside. Put the IP back on sautee and simmer the cooking liquid for 3-4 minutes or until reduced by about a quarter. Add the heavy whipping cream and simmer another 3-4 minutes then turn off heat.
  • Add the spinach, Parmesan and Dijon mustard to the liquid. Stir well to combine. Season with salt and pepper if needed, and ladle generously over the chicken. Enjoy!


Garnish with some sliced green onions and fresh tomato for a pop of color and flavor!


Serving: 1chicken breast and 1/2 cup of sauce | Calories: 629kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 1124mg | Potassium: 1382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11754IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbohydrates: 6g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

Love keto and low carb dishes? There are even more goodies, especially if you love grilled veggies and casseroles. And, if you’re having trouble counting carbs, be sure to check out this calculator.

There’s Parmesan cheese in this recipe but you’ll also find it’s the star of the show in this sausage Parmigiana dish, and you can use it to garnish this beefy minestrone soup.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

10 thoughts on “Easy Keto Chicken Florentine (Instant Pot)”

  1. I have everything I need to make this, so this is on the menu for dinner tonight! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I added some red pepper flakes to this chicken florentine, it turned out sooo pleasing and incredibly delicious with a bit of heat.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this with chicken thighs and it was *chef’s kiss!* Soooo good! Added some mushrooms, too. Will absolutely be making this again!

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