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Instant Pot Chicken Breast
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Instant Pot Chicken Breast (3 Ways!)

This Instant Pot Chicken Breast recipe is a no-fail method of making juicy, delicious chicken breasts in your pressure cooker - I've listed 3 ways of seasoning them too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Breast Instant Pot
Servings: 2 chicken breasts
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup water


  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Chili Lime

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Season 2 chicken breasts with seasoning mix you'd like to use, rubbing chicken all over with applicable spices and olive oil.
  • Add water and trivet to Instant Pot and place seasoned breasts on top. Press the pressure cook button and select the high setting, then set to cook for 5 minutes (add 1 more minute for larger breasts). Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to preheat then the 5 minutes to pressure cook.
  • Note: to double recipe to 4 breasts, add 2 more minutes cook time, and for 6 breasts add 3 more minutes to the cook time.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure once chicken has finished cooking by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon, then open lid when safe to do so. Serve with sides of your choice and enjoy!


Calories: 155kcal | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 304mg | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Iron: 0.7mg