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
Keyword chicken breast recipe, instant pot chicken breast
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 18minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1 1/2cupslow sodium chicken broth*
4boneless skinless chicken breasts(225 grams each roughly)
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. (*NOTE: if your chicken breasts are larger you will want to double the seasoning)
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 for 200-250 gram (8oz) chicken breasts, adding a minute or two if your chicken pieces are larger . 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.
*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.