instant pot honey lime chicken breasts on white platter with lime slices
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Instant Pot Honey Lime Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Lime Chicken flavored with honey, garlic, soy and lime is an easy dinner made with chicken breasts cooked in a sweet and savory sauce.

Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword honey lime chicken, instant pot, instant pot chicken breasts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 118kcal
Author Dee
Cost $15



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup low sodium, organic chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 limes, juice and zest of
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Season the chicken with sea salt and pepper
  • Hit SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil and brown the chicken breasts for about 2 minutes per side. You will probably have to do this in batches
  • Transfer chicken to a plate, and cover with foil to keep warm
  • Add the chicken broth, and deglaze the pot with a wooden spoon or spatula to remove any browned bits from the bottom
  • Stir in the chopped garlic, lime juice and soy sauce, and hit CANCEL to turn pot off
  • Place the chicken breasts back in the pot, add the garlic powder, honey and half of the lime zest. Place cover on pot
  • Turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 6 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then will count down and cook
  • When pot beeps, allow a 10 minute release, then turn vent to release remaining pressure. (Very little pressure is usually left, so your pot may fully release on its own)
  • When pin drops, remove lid, then remove chicken to a clean platter, and cover to keep warm. Temperature should be 165 degrees, according to a meat thermometer.
  • Hit Cancel, then SAUTE for about 5 minutes to thicken sauce, if desired. Pour sauce over chicken, sprinkle with remaining lime zest, and serve


Recipe was made in a 6 quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. If using an 8 quart, increase chicken broth or water to 1 cup.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.3mg