Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
Learn how to make simple Instant Pot Chicken Breasts that are perfectly cooked, juicy and delicious every time with this easy recipe!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
- 4 medium chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon herbes de provence can use Italian seasoning also
- 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
Season chicken with sea salt, garlic powder and pepper, and press SAUTE on the Instant Pot
Add oil to pot, and place chicken in pot. Cook chicken on both sides for about 2 minutes per side or until light brown. Depending on how much chicken you are cooking, you may have to do this in batches
Remove chicken to plate, and cover. Deglaze bottom of pot with broth or water, then hit CANCEL
Place trivet in pot, and add chicken on top of trivet. Sprinkle with herbes de Provence, and place lid on pot
Set valve to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 10 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize, then begin cooking. When pot beeps, allow a 5 minute natural release
Turn valve to Venting to release remaining pressure. When pin drops, open pot, and check that internal temperature is 165, according to meat thermometer
Remove chicken to platter, and cover. Optional -- Hit SAUTE, add 1 tablespoon butter, a squirt of lemon juice and cook for about 5 minutes for a tasty sauce to serve over chicken
Recipe written for 6 quart Instant Pot. For 8 quart, cook 8 minutes with 5 minute release and use 1 3/4 cups broth or water.
Use meat thermometer to check for doneness.
Extra thick chicken will take longer to cook, and extra thin chicken will take less time.
Calories: 132kcal | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 369mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg