Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

Easy recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken. Makes a quick delicious low carb dinner for busy nights. How to cook tender chicken breasts in a pressure cooker.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, instant pot, pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 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
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
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  • 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.


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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