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HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN
Prepare the sauce – it will have you lickin’ your fingers clean.
- soy sauce
- and parsley
No big deal – just a few ingredients you probably have sitting around. But once you put them all together? GIRRRL!! You’ll see. There’s nah.thing better.
Once you’ve prepared the sauce, you can move onto browning the chicken thighs right inside your instant pot. One pot = one meal, and less dishes to wash.
I chose to use bone-in chicken thighs thus could only fit 4 at a time inside my instant pot, but if you go with boneless thighs, you can definitely get 6 to 8 thighs in there at once.
And once them thighs are done browning-up, an introduction to their cooking liquid will follow:
If chicken breasts are all you’ve got, not to worry! Just use the same method, but cook on poultry setting for 10 minutes.
Whether you want to make this in the crock pot, as we have done up until now, or in the Instant Pot, trust me when I say that no matter what route you take, in the end you’ll just be super glad that you prepared it.
The flavors in this dish are so simple, yet when combined, they are SO GOOD and out-of-this-world fantastic. It’s one of those recipes that you make once, and then you make twice, and then suddenly you can’t wait to make it again.
season these up in a pretty basic way, and it is very versatile.
You can change up the spices to suit your preference, though.
I brown the chicken on both sides to lock in as much juiciness as possible. And then I place them on a trivet to pressure cook them the rest of the way.
Tools Used to Make Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
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- Instant Pot – I am using a 6 quart
- Tongs are very helpful when placing the chicken in hot oil, and removing it after cooking. Just be sure and wash the tongs with hot soapy water before you handle the finished product to avoid cross-contamination.
- Measuring spoons
- Trivet that comes with your Instant Pot
Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts
- 1 Tablespoon oil (I use avocado, but you can use coconut or canola – something with a high smoke point is best!)
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (uncooked)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt per chicken breast (or you can use just garlic powder and regular salt)
- dash black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup water
Preheat the sauté function on the Instant Pot at the highest setting, and add oil to the pot.
Season one side of the chicken breasts.
After the display reads “hot,” carefully add the chicken breasts, seasoned side down, to the pot. I use tongs to avoid hot oil splatter.
Add seasoning on the second side.
Cook about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, and remove from pot with the tongs.
Add 1 cup water to the pot (may need more for 8 quart pots), plus the trivet.
Place the chicken on the trivet.
Lock the lid, and cook on manual high for 5 minutes.
Allow the chicken to naturally release for 5 minutes, and then quick release the rest.
Remove the chicken from the pot, and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before serving for maximum juiciness.
Note: Regarding chicken breast sizes, each breast was between 6 and 8 ounces. (6.7, 7.3 and 7.7 to be exact!) Also, butterflied (halved) chicken breasts or chicken cutlets will not have the same cook time as whole chicken breasts. I recommend using whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.