Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Breasts


These chicken breasts are quick and easy, juicy and tender, and are the perfect, simple chicken breasts. They can be diced, shredded or sliced, and used in salads, sandwiches, tacos, or anything needing an addition of cooked chicken.


Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Additional: 5 mins
Servings: 2




  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add olive oil and warm until hot. Add chicken breasts and cook until browned on both sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pour in water. Simmer for 1 minute while scraping browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Cancel Saute function. Close and lock the lid.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions and set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.


Nutrition Facts

189 calories; 8.2 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 277 mg sodium. 0 g carbohydrates; 27.2 g protein;

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