How to Make Lemon Chicken in the Instant Pot
No need to heat up the house by turning the oven on during the hot summer months when you can make this delicious Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe. A little bit of tang and lots of flavour and no oven needed what could be better?
I’ve just started to use my Instant Pot more and more and I’m so glad that I am now that summer is here. I sure don’t want to turn on an oven with hot sunny weather and the family doesn’t want cold style meals every so this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe is a great addition to our summer menu. When we are in the mood for some delicious salads or really any recipe with chicken I go to chicken.ca for some recipe inspiration. So many great recipe ideas the possibilities are endless. For this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic I like to serve it with either a few different veggies, a salad or rice but it really goes with anything. It’s refreshing and oh so full of flavour it has become a hit with family. It’s a hit with me as well because it’s easy to make and thanks to the Instant Pot doesn’t heat up my kitchen during these hot summer months. To help me get our meals ready for the week like this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken I use the chicken.ca grocery app to make my grocery shopping quick and easy. I can add the grocery items right from their site for the recipe of my choice to the app, it’s so handy and convenient. It makes my life just a little bit easier and our meal planning a lot easier. Make sure to add Chicken.ca’s grocery app to your phone, you’ll love it too.
Let’s get to this tasty Instant Pot Lemon Chicken recipe shall we?Print
No need to heat up the kitchen or the whole house by turning on the oven when you can make this delicious Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe!
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnish if desired
In a small bowl, mix the smoked paprika, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Rinse and pat dry the chicken, then sprinkle with the seasoning mixture.
Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE and add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Once hot, add the chicken breast, in batches if needed, cooking for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Remote from Instant Pot and set aside.
Add the remaining olive oil, then toss in the onion and garlic, cooking for a minute until fragrant and slightly softened. Add the Italian seasoning, lemon juice and zest, and chicken broth and stir to combine. Nestle the chicken breast back into the Instant Pot, close the lid and set the valve to SEALING. Turn the Instant Pot on to MANUAL and set the time for 7 minutes. Once done, do a quick release and remove the lid, then remove the chicken and set aside.
Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE once more, and add the heavy cream. Allow the mixture to cook and thicken, stirring frequently, around 2 minutes. Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot and gently coat in the lemon garlic sauce.
Garnish with parsley and lemon slices, and plate with your favorite sides. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Now doesn’t this Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe sound and look delicious?! Are you ready to try to make it in your Instant Pot?
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