Updated : Jun 02, 2019 in Receipe

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Need Just 10 Minutes Hands-On Time

Golden on the outside, speckled with herbs, juicy and tender on the inside: is this not everything you want for dinner? If you’re busy running around the house doing other things, this is the perfect recipe to make tonight: with just 10 minutes hands-on time, these chicken breasts basically cook themselves. 

Serve over a plate of perfectly cooked rice and you’re good to go, but if you’re an overachiever, a side of healthy salad would be excellent too.


  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 c. low-sodium chicken broth


  1. In a small bowl, combine spices. Season chicken with salt and pepper. 
  2. Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting and heat oil. Once hot, add chicken breasts. Working in batches if necessary, sear chicken on both sides until golden, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle both sides of chicken with spice mixture.
  3. Turn off Instant Pot and add broth to pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape and deglaze bottom of pot. Place trivet in pot and arrange chicken on top. Lock lid and set to Pressure Cook on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Follow manufacturer’s guide for quick release, making sure to wait until cycle is complete before unlocking and removing lid. 
  5. Serve chicken with broth spooned over top.

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