Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken (Recipe)

April 23, 2022

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken (Recipe)


✅ 6-8 boneless chicken thighs skinless or with skin* *sea salt and pepper, to taste divided

✅ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

✅ 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ ½ small onion, chopped

✅ 4 garlic cloves, sliced or minced

✅ 1 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning
✅ Juice and zest of one lemon

✅ 1/3 cup homemade or low sodium chicken broth


1️⃣ Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2️⃣ Press the Sauté function (Normal settinon the Instant Pot (I used a 6 Quart DUO) and add the olive oil to the pot.

3️⃣ Place chicken in the Instant Pot and allow to sear on each side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. This helps to seal in the juices and keep it tender. (You may have to work in batches depending on the size and amount of chicken you are using). Once browned, remove from Instant Pot and set aside.

4️⃣ In Instant Pot stir in the onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan. Cook for 1 minute then add Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and chicken broth.

5️⃣ Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and turn the valve to SEAL.

6️⃣ Select the Manual (older modelor Pressure Cook (newer modelbutton and adjust the timer to 7 minutes.

7️⃣ It will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.

8️⃣ When done, allow to naturally release for 2-3 minutes then using a long spoon push the valve to RELEASE, then remove your Instant Pot lid.

9️⃣ Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with your favorite sides. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.


Servings : 6
Ready in : 15 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Instant Pot
Calories: 236kcal

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