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Juicy Instant Pot Chicken Breast

The JUICIEST Instant Pot Chicken Breast! Made with an all purpose seasoning and one secret ingredient, this is the perfect pressure cooker chicken breast!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breast recipe, instant pot chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 170kcal
Author Ashley Fehr

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth*
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Pour chicken broth into the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. Add chicken breasts.
  • Combine Italian seasoning, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Sprinkle over chicken breasts in Instant Pot.
  • Top with butter (no need to melt it, just throw it in there!).
  • Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Pressure Cook or Manual for 8 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and begin counting down. 
  • When the cook time is over, let the pressure release naturally for at least 10 minutes (or completely). Open the lid and remove the chicken. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • If desired, you can make a corn starch slurry (equal parts corn starch and water, roughly 1-2 tablespoons each) and add it to the cooking juices to make a gravy to serve with the chicken. Just turn the Instant Pot to saute and cook until thickened.

Notes

*If your Instant Pot calls for more or less liquid, you can adjust this amount to your Instant Pot model. I often use only 1 cup of liquid in my 6 quart Instant Pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 494mg | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg