Cooked chicken in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are tender, juicy and perfectly seasoned. A simple, tasty protein that makes lunch and dinnertime a breeze!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Instant Pot Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurize Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 472
Author Erica Walker




  • Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. 
  • Add Italian salad dressing and garlic. Seal plastic bag. Move chicken around in the marinade to get an even coating, then place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (overnight is best). 
  • When done marinating, place chicken on a plate and discard marinade. 
  • Combine chicken seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl and generously rub evenly over chicken breast. 
  • Set Instant Pot to "sauté" and spray with cooking spray. When the Instant Pot becomes hot, place each chicken breast on the bottom of the pot and sear for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. 
  • Remove chicken from Instant Pot and pour chicken broth in the bottom of the pot to deglaze, scraping any browned bits off the bottom if needed. Cancel the saute function. 
  • Place trivet in the bottom of the pot over the broth. Set instant pot to "Manual" and set to high pressure for 6 minutes (if cooking larger chicken breasts you may want to increase this time by 2-3 minutes). 
  • After it is finished cooking allow to natural release for 5 minutes before flipping the quick release.
  • Allow chicken to rest 3-4 minutes before slicing. 


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1329mg | Potassium: 1017mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3.2mg