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"Roast" Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot

This is similar to roasted chicken breasts except it is made quickly in the Instant Pot. Great for meal prep.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, meal prep, roast chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rach


  • 1-2 tbsp of avocado or coconut oil or oil of choice
  • 2-4 large full skinless, boneless chicken breasts (not thin or cutlets)
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • seasonings of choice*


  • Set your Instant Pot to saute
  • Season your chicken as desired
  • Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes per side, then remove and set aside
  • Put 1+ cup(s) of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot (check manufacturer suggestions for your pot)
  • Place trivet that comes with your pot into the bottom
  • Place chicken on top of trivet and lock the lid
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual, High Pressure for 6 minutes
  • Perform quick release on pot and then let chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving


* Seasoning ideas: For Mexican style add 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, cumin and oregano and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper. Add lime juice to finished chicken.
For Italian style add 1/4 tsp each of any of garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, oregano, parsley and 1/8 tsp basil, rosemary, thyme
For BBQ seasoning add 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, chili powder, and 1/8 tsp each paprika, onion powder
For jerk seasoning add 1/4 tsp thyme, sugar, 1/8 tsp each allspice, cumin, nutmeg, cayenne
For curry seasoning add 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp each coriander, turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg, cayenne
For taco seasoning add 1/4 tsp chili powder, garlic powder and 1/8 tsp cumin, onion powder paprika and oregano
For smokey southwest seasoning add 1/4 tsp garlic powder and chili powder, and 1/8 tsp onion powder, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, cumin
For Vietnamese style seasoning add 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, ginger, mint, anise