Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Juicy Instant Pot Chicken Breast from fresh or frozen. 25 minutes from start to finish, simple ingredients and no saute. Cooking chicken breast in the Instant Pot is an essential recipe that is perfect for beginners and novices alike.

Boneless chicken breast Water Garlic powder Salt Ground black pepper

Ingredients You Need

To the Instant Pot, add water and place trivet inside.


Lay chicken breasts in a single layer (if using frozen make sure they are separated) and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly with tongs or hands.


Close the lid and set pressure vent to Sealing. Press Pressure Cook on High or Manual for 10 minutes (under 2" thick) for fresh, or 15 minutes (over 2" thick) for fresh and frozen chicken breasts.


 Display will say ON, Instant Pot takes about 10 minutes to come to pressure, then countdown begins. After 10-15 minutes, the Instant Pot will beep and display will say OFF. Wait 5 minutes and do Quick Release by turning sealing valve to Venting.


Open the lid and your chicken breasts are ready for meal prep, casseroles, salads etc. Shred or cube, and save the stock at the bottom for soup.


Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Or to freeze, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container or resealable freezer bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in a fridge or on a counter.


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