Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Breasts

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Looking for an healthy chicken dish? Try out this Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Breasts! It's easy and great for light dinner for the whole family!

This dish is really simple to make and

For this Instant Pot chicken breast recipe I'm using only 1 tbsp of oil, and yet the chicken is tender and flavorful!

Can I use frozen chicken?

It's better to use a fresh one, so we can saute the chicken before the pressure cooking.

But don't worry, if you have a frozen chicken and don't have time for thawing, just make this Instant Pot frozen chicken recipe.

Can I use turkey?

If you want to make turkey, I have a special recipe for you :] Check out this Instant Pot Turkey Breast.

Which side dish to use?

This Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Breasts can be served with Jasmine rice, brown rice, quinoa or even farro.

You can also use the chicken breast to make Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas or Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl.

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substitute quinoa for rice alongside chicken for a perfect instant pot quinoa recipe
Instant Pot Steamed Garlic Chicken Breasts
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 3
  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp basil dried
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balck pepper
  • tsp oregano
  • to taste salt
  • Season the chicken with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  • Put the olive oil and seasoned chicken in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”.
  • Sauté for 5 minutes and take out the chicken.
  • Place a trivet in the Instant Pot and transfer the chicken pieces on it.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • When the float valve drops, dish out in a serving bowl and top with dried oregano and basil.
Calories: 300kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 48g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 145mg Sodium: 266mg Potassium: 840mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 69IU Vitamin C: 3mg Calcium: 15mg Iron: 1mg
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    Reader Interactions

  1. JM

    I have lots of fresh garlic. How can I adjust the recipe to use them?

    • Corrie CooksCorrie Cooks

      It is possible to cook the chicken with whole garlic cloves. I would add it in step 4, when you add the chicken back to the pot. If you add it in saute mode, it will burn.

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