Easy recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken that makes a quick and delicious dinner for busy nights!

Easy recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken.

 

Easy Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

With school routines coming back soon, it’s time to think about what to make for dinner and this amazing Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken should definitely be on your recipe list! I’m seriously obsessed with making Instant Pot meals and I know your family will love this easy Instant Pot chicken recipe.

Easy chicken Dinner for a Busy Night

Originally published August 24, 2017

We had such a great summer in Scotland. You might have seen some of our adventures on Instagram. It’s hard to believe I have one child who started middle school and another in high school! It seems like yesterday they were just starting kindergarten.

After dropping off my son for his first year of high school I flashed forward in my mind to dropping him off at college. Eeek! I’m so not ready for them to grow up. The next photo was taken during our incredible trip to Scotland. They are my world and I just love them to pieces!

I want to enjoy as much time I can with my kids, so I’m excited to start back to a routine of cooking family dinners. We traveled and ate out pretty much all summer, so it’s taking me a while to get back into meal planning.

With my daughter on a new all-star competitive cheer team, life starting to get very busy! The first thing I thought to do was get out my Instant Pot to make dinners easier. I tried making Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and the recipe was a huge hit with even my super picky son!

These sweet 11 year olds have been neighbors and close friends since they were three years old! I’m excited after all of these years of going to the same school, they finally have classes together. You’d think her mom and I would talk about what is happening in school with them, but no… all we can discuss is how much our Instant Pot has changed our lives. NO JOKE! ha! We love coming up with new Instant Pot recipe ideas and I can’t wait to share more ideas on the blog!

 

Some of my favorite Instant Pot Dinner Recipes:

I hope you enjoy this easy and super tender Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe!

Instant pot lemon garlic chicken breast recipe with pasta

 

How to make Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

What you’ll need:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 8 cloves) This sounds like a lot, but it’s not a strong garlic taste at all.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine

What is a good substitute for white wine in cooking?

If you don’t want to add wine to your chicken, you can replace it with white wine vinegar or extra chicken broth.

 

Directions for cooking Lemon Garlic Chicken in your Instant Pot

 

  • Turn your Instant Pot on sauté and while waiting for it to heat and the “hot” button to show, brush both sides of the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the Instant Pot and sauté on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. This will seal in the juices and keep it tender!
  • When the chicken is golden brown on both sides, remove from Instant Pot.

  • Add olive oil, minced garlic, oregano and thyme. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add wine and broth, then squeeze the juice from the lemon and stir.
  • Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot, lock the lid, make sure the steam valve is closed. Push the poultry button and set it to cook for 15 minutes.
  • When done, release the pressure then remove your Instant Pot lid. Let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve this Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken with a salad, rice or your favorite pasta.

I like to toss pasta in butter and spoon the juices from wine, broth and chicken over the pasta.

Easy recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken. How to cook tender chicken breasts in a pressure cooker. Quick dinner recipe idea.

 

I hope your family enjoys this chicken as much as mine. Good luck with the new school season!

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Best Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe perfect for a quick dinner! How to cook tender juicy chicken breasts in a pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 4
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic about 6-8 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
  • 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Turn your Instant Pot on sauté and while waiting for it to heat and the "hot" button to show, brush the chicken breasts on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in the Instant Pot and sauté on each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  • When chicken is golden brown on both sides, remove from Instant Pot.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the minced garlic, oregano and thyme. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add wine and broth, then squeeze the juice from the lemon and stir.
  • Place chicken back into Instant Pot, lock the lid, make sure the steam valve is closed. Push the poultry button and set it to cook for 15 minutes.
  • When done, release the pressure, then remove your Instant Pot lid. Let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve this Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken with a salad, rice or your favorite pasta. Toss pasta with butter and spoon the juices from the wine, broth and chicken over the pasta.

Notes

If you don't want to add wine to your chicken, you can replace it with white wine vinegar or extra chicken broth.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, instant pot, pasta
Calories: 222kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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14 Comments

  1. This is one of my family’s favorite recipes! We add up to 3 containers of whole fresh mushrooms and some small halved potatoes for a complete meal. The kids prefer me to sub more water for the wine. We also find that skipping the sauté step still yields chicken we’re happy with. Thank you!

  2. I really love this garlic chicken. And you have made it really awesome, it’s really going to be awesome in taste.

  3. You cook it directly in the liquid inside of the pot that comes with the pressure cooker. I use a trivet when I insert an additional bowl – the handles of the trivet make it easy to pull out the bowl. Good luck!

  4. Hi! Just got my Instant Pot this week and am loving it, but having never cooked with pressure cookers before (or regular pots, for that matter!! lol) , I’m wondering do you cook the chicken directly in the broth/wine, or put it on a trivet above the liquid? Thanks for what sounds like a delicious recipe!!!

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