Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Recipe

Contributor: Kelly Nardo

Use your Instant Pot to cook chicken breast in no time. You’ll love coming home to pre-prepped protein on busy weeknights. And you won’t believe how tender and juicy it turns out.

  • Author: Kelly Nardo
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 1 cup water
  • 22 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh or frozen
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (or seasonings of choice)


  1. Pour water into the insert of your Instant Pot.
  2. Add chicken breasts and sprinkle them with seasonings.
  3. Close the lid and make sure it is locked and the valve is set to sealed.
  4. Select ‘Poultry’ then select 10 minutes for fresh chicken breast or 12 minutes for frozen chicken breasts.
  5. Once the chicken has completed the cook cycle, let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes. Then turn the valve to venting.
  6. When the pressure button is lowered, open the lid and remove chicken breasts. Save liquid to use as broth or stock, if desired.

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