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Instant Pot® Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars
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"Fast and flavorful chicken prepared using your pressure cooker. Serves well as a main dish over rice or noodles."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 287
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces.
  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) 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.
  3. While chicken is cooking, combine broth, Italian seasoning, and zest of 1/2 the lemon in a measuring cup and set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir to dissolve.
  8. 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


Per Serving: 287 calories; 18.8 10.5 19.4 78 326 Full nutrition

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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...

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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...

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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...

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 ...

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 an...

I cooked it exactly as directed but I would have liked a bigger pop of lemon. The garlic was a good level but the lemon was a little too mild for a recipe maned Lemon Garlic chicken.

I deglazed the pot with white wine. Yummy!

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...

Delicious my family loved it

Delicious sauce- not too lemony. This is a keeper.