Chicken Lazone
By :Barbara Schieving
Votes: 104
Rating: 4.58
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration less than 15 min
Diet Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Heavy Cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
6 servings
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, finely chopped
  • 10-12 ounces spaghetti prepared according to package directions
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Poultry
Duration less than 15 min
Diet Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Chicken, Heavy Cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
6 servings
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parsley fresh, finely chopped
  • 10-12 ounces spaghetti prepared according to package directions
Votes: 104
Rating: 4.58
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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add chicken and toss with your hands to coat the chicken with spices.
  2. Select Sauté and preheat the Instant Pot. When hot, add the butter and oil and stir until butter is melted. Briefly sauté the chicken a few pieces at a time on both sides and remove to a plate.
  3. When all the chicken has been sautéed. Add the chicken broth and chicken to the pot.
  4. Lock the lid in place. Select Manual and adjust to high pressure. Adjust cooking time to 3 minutes. When time beeps, do a quick release to release the pressure.
  5. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water. Push chicken to one side of the pot and add cornstarch mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Select Sauté and stir constantly until sauce thickens. Turn off pressure cooker and gradually stir in heavy cream.
  7. Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti sprinkled with parsley. Enjoy!
96 replies
  1. sshardlow
    sshardlow says:

    I made this for the first time last night, and I was a little skeptical with the seasoning. However, the seasoning on the chicken gives the dish the kick that it needs, because the seasoning in the sauce is a bit too bland for my taste. However, my five children LOVED it, so any recipe that all of my children will eat gets five stars.

  2. Enygard
    Enygard says:

    I agree with the other comment. It wasa hit, but it needs more flavor! I think next time Ill double the spices to taste. Also, instead of the cream I used greek yogurt i had made with a little bit of milk. (1 2/3 yogurt 1/3-1/4 milk) healthy and tasted great!

  3. Rebelbon
    Rebelbon says:

    I made this yonight because i was at a loss for what to make. The changes were: no paprika cause I didnt have it in the house and I added some better than boullion to the chicken base. My family says “its a keeper!”

  4. Erikasonier
    Erikasonier says:

    I am in the middle of making this…the recipe calls fir heavy cream but does not say how or when to add/use it?????

  5. BarryKidd
    BarryKidd says:

    Heavy cream?

    Should I leave it out or add it with water and hope for good results.

    I gredent list calls for it. Directio s dont include it and the photo accompanies the recipe doesn’t look like it uses cream at all.

  6. Louanna
    Louanna says:

    This was your first time using the instant pot. This recipe was delicious, my husband can’t stop talking about it. Based on a previous comment we decided to use Greek yogurt in place of the heavy cream, and we added some cayenne to spice it up a bit. Two thumbs up. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers

  7. Rivvvs
    Rivvvs says:

    Fantastic dish! I found it was a bit runny after adding the heavy cream…so I added another 2 tbsp of cornstarch to 2 tbsp of water and added it to the sauce. I also wanted to get some veg in there, so I added some red, yellow, and green peppers!! Delicious meal. Substitute the spaghetti for fettucini and you’ll find the dosh is just that much better!!

  8. river.m.grow
    river.m.grow says:

    I also substituted the heavy cream for greek yogurt ans it was great. I think next time Ill switch the parsley for green onions as a taste preference. I also feel like some roasted tomatoes might be good.

  9. StopYourWining
    StopYourWining says:

    My first IP meal and huge success, family of 7 and EVERYONE liked it! Didnt chamge anything (except adding broth for 8 quart,,). Think next time I’ll try some of the suggestions in the other comments.

  10. Judgb
    Judgb says:

    Good. Didn’t have cornstarch, so sauce wasn’t thickened. Served with noodles and zucchini sauted with same spices.

  11. Beeginger
    Beeginger says:

    First ever thing webe done. But from frozen. Took 6 mins. Didnt use cream used philly also left out half the salt and onion and garlic instead added crushes red pepper. Awesome

  12. sunrdz
    sunrdz says:

    Anyone use frozen chicken tenders? How did you adjust the cooking time if you didn’t saute the chicken first?

  13. Angela54
    Angela54 says:

    This is my second time making this delicious meal!! Next time I think I will try the Greek yogurt. I’m trying to make foods lighter. Thank you for a great recipe!!

  14. Deepseadivergirl
    Deepseadivergirl says:


    Made a few modifications:
    1. Probably tripled spices. Instead of tossing all the chicken in the bowl of spices at once, I coated each piece individually before sautéing. This required me to mix a few batches of spices.
    2. After the chicken was done cooking, I put it back on the plate to make the sauce in the pot by itself.
    3. I added flour, not corn starch, directly to the pot. I did not add 2 Tbsp of water, I used what was in the pot. I added about 3 Tbsp of flour in total, 2 initially and another after the cream was added to further thicken. Once the broth and flour was really thick, almost a paste, I added the cream and sautéed on Low until the desired consistency (after a few minutes of impatience I added that 3rd Tbsp of flour).
    4. About 2 minutes before the sauce was done cooking I added 1/2 red bell pepper to the pot. I turned off pot and added 8 heirloom cherry tomatoes.
    5. I used edamame pasta instead of spaghetti (carb conscious alternative).
    6. I plated the pasta, then chicken, last covered both in the sauce.

    The plate was extremely flavorful and had a slight kick. Forgot to mention I substituted 1/2 red chili’s and 1/2 cayenne for the chili powder.

  15. Newbie101
    Newbie101 says:

    My first instant pot recipe. I’m surprised it got great reviews. It needed more flavour. I would feed this to toddlers! I will add more spices next time!!

  16. desmondlewissmith
    desmondlewissmith says:

    Mine came out red! Not sure how it wouldnt be with paprika and chili powder… super yummy though!!! Ive made it twice!!

  17. Paige5779
    Paige5779 says:

    Amazing recipe! I made a gluten free (used edamame noodles) and dairy free (coconut milk fat) version that turned out delicious! I also added chipotle pepper powder and Tony’s to the seasoning. My husband loved it and I will definitely make it again!

  18. JRE
    JRE says:

    Instead of heavy cream I used 2 c. of whole milk, 4 tbsp. of cornstarch and 1/3 c. of grated parmesan. Very tasty!

  19. ff4cajohn
    ff4cajohn says:

    Never heard of this recipe, it looked similar to a Hungarian family recipe so we gave it a try. It was not as similar as it looked by the ingredients but is an AMAZING dish and we can not wait to make it again and try with other pastas. The sauce is super flavorful, was not expecting that.

  20. khsearle
    khsearle says:

    This was simple and everyone seemed to like it. I picked it because I had most of the ingredient on hand already and it was stuff I normally have in stock, which is great! I think this would be good without the pasta as well, or with rice. We thought it tasted a bit like a spicey alfredo so maybe try a bow tie pasta or fettucine as well. Will make again

  21. Jlynnw61
    Jlynnw61 says:

    Too much Heavy cream I would use 1 cup of half and half instead and then salt and Pepper again at the end and I use zucchini noodles instead of pasta

  22. Debbie Thomas
    Debbie Thomas says:

    This turned pout very good! Next time I make this I will add some mushrooms and maybe some peppers.

  23. LoriP73
    LoriP73 says:

    ERMAHGERD!!!! THIS was the 2nd thing I ever made in my Instant Pot. 1st thing I made were hard boiled eggs.

    Chicken Lazone is TO DIE FOR!!!! I would make it again. I would make it for friends and family.

    I brag to everyone about how SHORT of cooking time there was when making this dish.


    I give it 5 STOMACHS up. lol

  24. TarlsQtr
    TarlsQtr says:

    My first Instant Pot attempt.

    Was excellent. I read some other reviews that it was a little bland, so I started with 1 cup of cream rather than the 2 cups suggested and tasted. I also added to the pot any leftover spices in the mixture that you rolled the chicken in. 1 cup of cream left the perfect amount of heat and still had more than enough sauce. In other words, start with 1 and taste until you get the flavor you want. My 12 year old ate more chicken than I ever saw him eat. 🙂

  25. Miss Selina
    Miss Selina says:

    Loved it. Will make again. Next time I will add mushroooms. 3 mins didnt quite cook it all the way. 5mins did the job

  26. Paigemaaarie
    Paigemaaarie says:

    DEFINITELY double the spices. Followed the recipe accordingly. Delicious. But felt like it was missing something, not sure what!

  27. Kimcon22
    Kimcon22 says:

    Amazing taste! I cut down on cream, used smaller pieces of chicken, added s little extra seasoning, the taste was terrific and chicken very tender! Definitely making it again, family loved it!!!

  28. JudySew
    JudySew says:

    Made this tonight and it was delicious! I have my own recipe for Chicken Lazone but I like this one better. Especially when made in my mimi IP. Thanks for a recipee we will use again and again.

  29. Bjmac
    Bjmac says:

    Amount of spice per amount of chicken needs to be doubled. Also its more peppery then I felt it should be. We’re not eating anything white, and protein with Veggies. Served pasta separate, and made steamed brocoli and Zuchini with Mrs Dash table. Next time double spices and less pepper. Everything worked well with timing. Thickened with Arrowroot instead of cornstrach.

  30. Littlemotherof2
    Littlemotherof2 says:

    This was my first recipe un ny Instant Pot. It was easy and delicious! Even our picky kid liked it. I doubled everything except the heavy whipping cream. We will be having this again.

  31. manyab
    manyab says:

    This tasted very good but i will warn you tgat if you dont use the cornstarch slurry (i am allergic to corn) it will be too much cream.

  32. Ctipler
    Ctipler says:

    My first instant pot recipe. After reading the reviews, I doubled the ingredients. Very tasty; family enjoyed it. I didn’t have any cream so i substituted sour cream instead.

  33. emriley
    emriley says:

    So delicious! The spice amounts were just right (but I use Penzeys, which are robust, flavorful, and far superior to anything on the shelves at the grocery!) My kids raved about this one! Super easy to make too.

  34. Blueeyeblonde
    Blueeyeblonde says:

    Made it tonight, was AMAZING!!! Totally make it again
    Will double spices & use only one cup heavy cream

    ****its a bit spicy, but we love spicy 🙂

  35. Nfieser01134
    Nfieser01134 says:

    Easy and taste great! Great the way it is listed, but thinking about adding onion, bell pepper and mushrooms next time!

  36. Logan wagner
    Logan wagner says:

    SO yummy! Both my kids loved it. I think i messed the sauce up tho because I didn’t find it to flavourful

  37. happym0m
    happym0m says:

    Really good. I altered it to make it gluten and dairy free. Subbed GF noodles for the spaghetti and used canned coconut milk (with cream) for the heavy cream.

  38. Daphne0024
    Daphne0024 says:

    Family favorite! Even my picky eater enjoyed this dish. I used whole grain pasta as an alternative. Great flavor and very easy.

  39. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Mhatfield,

    You do not need to pour out the stock. You can reduce it on Saute and thicken with cornstarch

  40. Clarisse
    Clarisse says:

    Incredible and simple recipe! Was SHOCKED at how rich and creamy the sauce is. Everybody loved it! Didnt use as much heavy cream to make the sauce thicker!

  41. Andrea Jones
    Andrea Jones says:

    Didnt try the recipe but it is tagged under paleo and gluten free. It is neither. Corn starch, heavy cream, and spaghetti are not paleo. Spaghetti, unless you specifically state the gf kind, is bot gluten free. I was excited to try a yummy looking recipe only to see it has been falsley tagged.

  42. Danielle333
    Danielle333 says:

    This Was the first recipe i tried with my new pot. And now it’s a favourite in our house. Sooooo good!!!

  43. Kjmeijer
    Kjmeijer says:

    Made it last night! Everyone loved it. Used 2% milk and extra cornstarch. Will definitely make it again.

  44. Carla77
    Carla77 says:

    Liked the creaminess but was a lot of spice. I cant seem to get chicken breasts to come out in the instant pot. They are always tough. Anyway was ok but probably wont make again.

  45. racer585
    racer585 says:

    I doubled the seasonings, and even added some in when it was done cook, and it was still BLAND. I even had to add extra corn starch as it was runny like like a soup consistency.

  46. soozdivine
    soozdivine says:

    I absolutely love this recipe! Great flavor. Mine turned more into a stew as I added yukon potatoes and it was a bit saucy. Will definitely make again.

  47. Littlekcs
    Littlekcs says:

    I doubled the spices as suggested! Prior to sauteing the chicked I sauted sliced mushrooms and a small chopped zuchinin in the pot. I removed when slighty tender, added a bit more butter and oil, and then sauted the chicken. I added the chicked broth and put the veggies on top of the chicken and cooked everything for 4 mins. I’m lactose intolerant so I used coconut cream instead of heavy cream. It was DELISH!

  48. Babygyrrl04
    Babygyrrl04 says:

    I think next time I will reduce the amount of chicken to 1.5 lbs but the dish was amazing and my family loved it!

  49. Tsheaby
    Tsheaby says:

    Almost, but not quite there.

    I followedrecommendations and doubled the spices + replaced the cream with greek yogurt. The outcome was still a somewhat bland flavor, just not a lot going on.
    We had to add hot sauce to simply give it some variety. The chicken also came out a darker brown than this pictured, I can assume from the extra chili powder and paprika but didn’t look like the nice bronze as shown.
    I may try it again but marinate the chicken overnight & adjust seasoning.

  50. Endicor
    Endicor says:

    Wow!!!!! This was really good. I even missed up at the end of the recipe by adding the cream in with the corn starch but it still turned out really really good.

  51. Dawn Bilsborrow
    Dawn Bilsborrow says:

    I’ve made this a few times now and I love it more every time. It’s simple and the flavour is delicious. My family loves it, even my somewhat fussy husband.

  52. Mchmkr
    Mchmkr says:

    I love a good base recipe that allows me to use creative inspiration! This is an excellent recipe for that. I look forward to more variations!

  53. heisenberg
    heisenberg says:

    Very tasty, but a little on the bland side. Will make it again but eill double the spices.

  54. says:

    Recipe is just okay as is. Needs more flavor, I will double the spices next time. I will also serve it over vegetables. On the upside, the chicken was cooked to perfection! Mwah!

  55. Jhammer2
    Jhammer2 says:

    My family loved this! Did double the spices and use a littles less cream as other people suggested. Also added zucchini, cilantro, peas and green onion. Wonderful!

  56. christina_hilary
    christina_hilary says:

    Like most people suggested, I doubled the spices and used only a cup of heavy cream. The flavoring turned out amazing so I’m sure it would have been bland not doubling the spices. I think it would be better with maybe some minced garlic as well more texture, like mushrooms.

  57. MdeGraaff
    MdeGraaff says:

    Wonderful flavor! I used half the amount of cream with the instructed amount of seasoning and thought it tasted excellent!

  58. JCoom
    JCoom says:

    Tastes great, but next time I will double the spices (and triple the chili powder) because the taste was hard to pick up.

  59. Minhvukto
    Minhvukto says:

    Wow thisnis delicious and very easy to make. Highly recommended. Very good base that goes well ewith any vegetables and mushroom.

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