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Instant Pot Chicken

Easy Instant Pot Chicken - this chicken dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes and is perfect every time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 158kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, thawed

Instructions

  • Add soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken stock, and pepper to the insert of an instant pot or electric pressure cooker. Stir.
  • Add the chicken breasts into the liquid.
  • Place lid on the pressure cooker and lock. Make sure the pressure valve is set to keep steam inside. 
  • For fresh chicken breasts: Use poultry setting and cook on high pressure for about 10 minutes. When instant pot has finished, use a fork or utensil to do a quick release.
  • For frozen chicken breasts: Use poultry setting and cook on high pressure for about 15 minutes. When instant pot has finished, use a fork or utensil to do a quick release. Make sure your frozen breasts are separated, not in one big ball of ice or it will take longer to come to pressure and longer to cook.
  • Remove chicken from pot and slice. Drizzle with sauce and serve as desired.

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Notes

Make sauce for the chicken: remove the chicken from the sauce. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 teaspoon water. Turn the instant pot to sauté and add the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring, until it boils and thickens.

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 499mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg