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If you’re looking for the BEST and EASIEST Instant Pot chicken breast recipe, you’ve found it! This Instant Pot recipe produces flavourful, moist, and delicious chicken breasts in no time at all. Use fresh chicken breasts or frozen chicken breasts! #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #instantpotchickenbreast #instantpotfrozenchickenbreast

The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe {Using Fresh or Frozen Chicken}

Make perfect Instant Pot chicken breast with this simple recipe.
Course Main
Cuisine American, gluten free, Western
Keyword chicken breast recipe, Healthy, Instant Pot, instant pot chicken breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 282kcal


  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs (or Italian seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 180 ml chicken stock divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 500 g (3) skinless boneless chicken breast fillets


  • In a small bowl mix together the mixed herbs (or Italian seasoning), paprika, coriander, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp. chicken stock into a paste.
  • Put the chicken breasts in a bowl and coat the fillets in the paste.
  • Select the sauté setting of the Instant Pot, add in the oil into the instant pot insert and when hot brown the chicken fillets on both sides (about 2 mins on either side).
  • Remove the chicken fillets from the Instant Pot insert, and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the remaining 2/3rds cup of chicken stock into the Instant Pot insert, and scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot from frying with a silicon or wooden spoon.
  • Place the trivet inside before adding the chicken fillets on top of the trivet.
  • Cover your Instant Pot and set the valve to the SEALING position.
  • Select the manual or pressure cook button (dependent upon IP model), select high pressure and set the timer to 5 mins. 
  • Let the steam release naturally for about 8 mins (10 mins for thicker chicken breasts) before quick releasing then opening.
  • Do remember to check the temperature of the chicken using a  Meat thermometer



  • Thicker chicken breasts will require you to increase the seasonings to ensure they're fully coated.
  • The total cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure and the time for the natural pressure release. Plan for additional time.
  • To cook from a frozen chicken breast, increase the time under pressure to 10 mins.
  • For best results, do a natural release. If you want to do a quick release, increase the time under pressure to 10 mins.
Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Chicken Breast
If you replace the 1 tbsp olive oil used for frying with a calorie-controlled cooking spray, there are:
  • 0 Freestyle points per serving
  • 3 PointsPlus points per serving

What to Serve with Instant Pot Chicken Breast

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Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 630mg | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.7mg