Perfect Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Recipe


  • cup water
  • pound boneless chicken breasts (roughly 8-10 ounces each)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pour the water into the bottom of the Instant Pot and arrange the handled trivet over that. (This is the trivet that comes with your pressure cooker.)
  2. Place the boneless chicken breasts on top of the trivet and sprinkle them generously with salt and pepper. Secure the lid and move the steam release valve to Sealing. Select Manual or Pressure Cook (depending on your machine) and cook at high pressure for 12 minutes. If your chicken breasts are on the smaller side, you can cook them for just 10 minutes, and if they seem especially large, you can cook them for 15 minutes.
  3. When the cooking cycle ends, quickly release the pressure by moving the steam release valve to Venting. When the floating valve in the lid drops, it’s safe to remove the lid.
  4. Use tongs to transfer the chicken to a cutting board, and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing to help it retain its juices. Use the chicken right away, or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 195kcal

Protein: 23g

Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 72mg

Sodium: 74mg

Potassium: 249mg

Vitamin A: 95IU

Calcium: 12mg

Iron: 0.8mg

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