Go Back
+ servings
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 Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken, Instant Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurize Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • 6-Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (See Instant Pot Note Below)



  • 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. 


Instant Pot Note: We use a 6-quart Instant Pot brand pressure cooker that we bought in 2016. Different or newer versions may be more sensitive to the "BURN" notice. If you are concerned about the burn notice, please refer to the Instant Pot webpage about Overheat Protection, found HERE.


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