Fast and flavorful chicken prepared using your pressure cooker. Serves well as a main dish over rice or noodles.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil. Brown chicken in the hot oil for about 3 minutes per side; you may need to do this in batches.

  • While chicken is cooking, combine broth, Italian seasoning, and zest of 1/2 the lemon in a measuring cup and set aside.

  • Transfer cooked chicken from the pot to a plate. Add butter, onion, and garlic and simmer for 1 minute. Deglaze the pot by squeezing in lemon juice and scraping the bottom of the pot using a wooden spoon. Turn off the pot. Add the broth mixture and return chicken breasts to the pot.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 7 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 2 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir to dissolve.

  • Transfer chicken from the pot to a plate. Switch to Saute function. Stir cream into the juices in the pot. Slowly stir in enough of the cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce. Return chicken to the pot and stir to coat with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 19.4g; carbohydrates 10.5g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 78.2mg; sodium 326.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2019
My family LOVED this. It was quick & easy - but really good. don't be nervous if, after sauteeing the chicken, pieces stick to the bottom. They released during the pressure cook and became a wonderful part of the sauce. We forgot to add the cornstarch before pressure cooking, so added it after and it thickened up just fine. I added more lemon juice than it called for and a bit of white wine. We served it over noodles and used fresh bread to mop up the sauce. Other enhancements we didn't try but will at some point: add capers, parsley, and a bit more garlic to make it closer to a picatta. This will definitely be on our "make again" list (again and again and again!!). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2020
I d make it again as was tasty but it was a bit gluggy. Was actually heaps better the next day! I think the frying steps in the multi cooker would work better in a frying pan as my chicken just ended up broiling in its own juices rather than browning. I know that means more to clean but I m willing to give this a go next time. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
My family LOVED this. It was quick & easy - but really good. don't be nervous if, after sauteeing the chicken, pieces stick to the bottom. They released during the pressure cook and became a wonderful part of the sauce. We forgot to add the cornstarch before pressure cooking, so added it after and it thickened up just fine. I added more lemon juice than it called for and a bit of white wine. We served it over noodles and used fresh bread to mop up the sauce. Other enhancements we didn't try but will at some point: add capers, parsley, and a bit more garlic to make it closer to a picatta. This will definitely be on our "make again" list (again and again and again!!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
We had this tonight, and it was delicious. I was on a time crunch so I used frozen chicken. I also doubled the sauce ingredients. I took all the ingredients you add before turning on the pot and just dumped them in. I cooked it on high 18 minutes. Then followed the recipe from there. We had rice and asparagus with it. Everyone liked putting the sauce on everything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2019
Prep technique, instructions, and ingredient quantities are perfect for this. I will make it again, such a time saver for me to make a meat & potatoes kind of meal without a lot of time left in the day. We do NOT like the adding of Italian seasoning. It was way too heavy and don't feel it belongs in a chicken dish like this. Hubby was not too impressed so next time I will omit that entirely. He's pretty easy to please so I know it wasn't to his liking when he doesn't go back for seconds and picks at it.. but I didn't care for it either. Leftovers we were hoping for got tossed out this time around. I feel the consistency and ease of making this was wonderful, but it would have been 5-star perfect if I would have omitted the Italian seasoning. Leave that for the tomato based/spaghetti or pizza recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2020
This is a keeper! Flavorful family dinner. The time estimate was just about right - I think it took just a bit longer. Leftovers heated well and were just as good the next day. I mistakenly purchased half & half, instead of heavy whipping cream. Seemed fine. We will definitely be adding this dish into our supper rotation. Another COVID-quarantine success! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2020
I d make it again as was tasty but it was a bit gluggy. Was actually heaps better the next day! I think the frying steps in the multi cooker would work better in a frying pan as my chicken just ended up broiling in its own juices rather than browning. I know that means more to clean but I m willing to give this a go next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2020
Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2021
My husband practically does back flips when I make this. We love this recipe. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2019
Delicious sauce- not too lemony. This is a keeper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2020
I deglazed the pot with white wine. Yummy! Read More
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