Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Chicken Breast is juicy, moist, and flavorful easily made using the pressure cooker. This dish comes handy whenever additional protein is needed for your diet!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
NPR 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 355 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Lemon slices


  1. Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  2. Pat dry chicken breasts and toss in the seasoning to cover all sides. Set aside.
  3. Select the sauté function on the Instant Pot at the highest setting.
  4. After the display reads Hot, add oil to the pot and wait for it to start sizzling.
  5. Carefully add the chicken breasts and cook about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden-brown. Remove from pot with tongs and set aside on a plate.
  6. Add 1 cup water if using a 6 qt pot ( 1 ½ for 8-quart pot), and place a trivet inside the pot.
  7. Arrange the chicken on the trivet.
  8. Lock the lid, point valve to sealed and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes, followed by 5 minutes natural pressure release. Then, quick release the rest.
  9. Remove the chicken from the pot, and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve with lemon slices.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 845mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.