If you love lemon and garlic, you'll love this chicken main dish recipe whether you're on a keto diet or not. It's delicious with roasted asparagus on the side.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat vegetable oil.

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides; add to Instant Pot®. Cook one side at a time until both sides of the chicken are a golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside.

  • Add onion and sauté for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Pour in white wine and stir to scrape brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in chicken broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil and cook until broth has reduced slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the Sauté function.

  • Return chicken Instant Pot®. Close and lock the lid. Select High pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Remove chicken from the pot and set aside. Select the Sauté mode and bring sauce to a boil. Whisk in butter or margarine, heavy cream, salt, and thyme. Cook until sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve chicken drizzled with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

445.2 calories; 20.5 g protein; 5.2 g carbohydrates; 128.5 mg cholesterol; 521.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I agree with the others that the sauce was too thin I had to reduce it separately. Next time I also would eliminate the chicken broth. But the flavors are exquisite. Will definitely make it again and for guests. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2019
this was the first time using my new Instant Pot and the chicken turned out perfectly. I did not care for the lemon taste and the sauce was too thin so I reduced it as much as I could. I would probably eliminate the broth next time and perhaps thicken the sauce. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I agree with the others that the sauce was too thin I had to reduce it separately. Next time I also would eliminate the chicken broth. But the flavors are exquisite. Will definitely make it again and for guests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
Yum! Even the 5 and 3 year olds like it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2019
I agree with the others that the sauce was too thin I had to reduce it separately. Next time I also would eliminate the chicken broth. But the flavors are exquisite. Will definitely make it again and for guests. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2020
I read the suggestions of the other reviews and I eliminated the chicken broth totally! I squeezed a whole lemon, not sure how many Tbsp that was. The sauce was good, it still was a little thin, I had to sauté it in the Instant Pot for a long time after I added the cream. But in the end the flavor was good. I found that most recipes with sauces in the instant pot turn out runny. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2020
I followed what some of the reviewers said about the sauce, I used 3/4 C of bouillon for the 1 C of bullion and left out the wine. I also added 1/2 t of lemon peel to increase the lemon flavor. It was great. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2020
I forgot to read the reviews before I made this. The sauce was too thin and runny, and not much of a lemon taste. I did add another squeeze of lemon afterwards, and that made a big difference in taste. Although this is a keto recipe, I'm not a strict keto person so I did take a good heaping teaspoon of cornstarch in a little bit of water to thicken the sauce. That did the trick. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2019
Decent taste but sauce was thin and didn t taste of lemon. I spent 10 minutes trying to reduce the sauce. Any longer and the chicken would get cold. I m going to cut the chicken broth and wine in half next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2019
this was the first time using my new Instant Pot and the chicken turned out perfectly. I did not care for the lemon taste and the sauce was too thin so I reduced it as much as I could. I would probably eliminate the broth next time and perhaps thicken the sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
Followed others' recommendations and eliminated the chicken stock, then reduced sauce without the chicken at the end only. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2019
Amazing!!!!! Read More