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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is a delicious and healthy chicken recipe for the Instant Pot. Chicken is cooked to juicy perfection with lemons and seasoning. 

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken Ingredients

To make this easy Instant Pot chicken recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Chicken breasts: You can substitute with chicken thighs.
  • Garlic powder
  • Basil, dry
  • Oregano, dry
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemons: you will need 1-2 lemons for this recipe
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Chicken broth: you can use chicken broth, stock, or bouillon cubes.

How to Make Lemon Chicken in an Instant Pot

How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken in an Instant Pot

  1. Prepare chicken. Lightly coat each chicken breast in dijon mustard.
  2. Add ingredients to Instant Pot. Set chicken into the Instant Pot. Combine and mix garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and pour over chicken. Lay sliced lemons on top of chicken breast. Pour chicken broth and lemon juice into the Instant Pot.
  3. Cook the chicken. Close the Instant Pot and set the manual pressure to medium high and the timer for 12 minutes. Use the quick release to release pressure. Once all the pressure is released, take the chicken out and plate.
  4. Serve and enjoy. Garnish with sliced lemon wedges and chopped parsley. Let the chicken rest for at least five minutes before cutting into it to serve.

Chicken breast cooking in an Instant Pot with lemons and seasoning

Storage Instructions

Once cooled, store your chicken in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Do not leave chicken out overnight. You can also freeze cooked chicken for up to 1 month.

Lemon Garlic Chicken on a plate cut in half with broccoli on the side

What to Serve with Lemon Garlic Chicken

This delicious chicken goes very well with a number of sides. I would pair this with a creamy rice, and steamed vegetable side. It also works well with pasta, bread, salad, or potatoes. Really, you can have this chicken with practically anything. It’s very versatile.

  • Fried Rice with Vegetables – This egg fried recipe is so delicious and full of flavor. You don’t have to eat this fried rice recipe with just Asian cuisine. Serve it with one one of the best lemon garlic chicken recipes for a simple meal. You can even cut up the chicken breasts and combine it with the rice to make a rice bowl. 
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes – Potatoes are a classic side dish that you can pair with chicken. These potatoes are buttery and cooked to perfection in the oven. 
  • Cauliflower Potato Salad – If you are looking for light potato salad, this is the recipe for you. Cauliflower replaces potato in this healthy potato salad hack. It’s really good, give it a try!

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Yield: 2 chicken breasts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is a delicious and healthy chicken recipe for the Instant Pot. Chicken is cooked to juicy perfection with lemons and seasoning. 

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts (or four small ones), boneless & skinless
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lemons (one sliced, one juiced)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • Chopped parsley, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat each chicken breast in dijon mustard.
  2. Set chicken into the Instant Pot.
  3. Combine and mix garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and pour over chicken.
  4. Lay sliced lemons on top of chicken breast.
  5. Pour chicken broth and lemon juice into the Instant Pot.
  6. Close the Instant Pot and set the manual pressure to medium high and the timer for 12 minutes. Use the quick release to release pressure. Once all the pressure is released, take the chicken out and plate.
  7. Garnish with sliced lemon wedges and chopped parsley.
  8. Let the chicken rest for at least five minutes before cutting into it to serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1143mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 40g

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