Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Dish Info

This easy Instant Pot Lemon Chicken packs a surprising punch of flavor for a recipe that requires so little effort. (Plus it is easy to make with pantry staples!) The garlicky lemon sauce is absolutely magical. This is a recipe I turn to again and again.


– 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs or breast – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – Salt and pepper – ¼ cup butter – ½ cup chicken broth – ¼ cup lemon juice – 1 lemon sliced – ½ cup heavy cream – ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum optional

– Sprinkle the garlic powder over the chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper.

– Set your Instant Pot to high saute and melt the butter. Add the chicken to the pot, cooking in batches, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until brown.

– Return all of the chicken to the pot. Add the broth and lemon juice to the pot. Top with the lemon slices.

– Add the lid and set it to seal. Cook over high pressure for 6 minutes.

– Allow to naturally release for 3 minutes, and then do a quick release. Remove the chicken from the pot and allow to rest. Discard the lemon slices.

– Set the pot to low sauté and add in heavy cream. (You can add more if you would like more sauce.) Sprinkle with xanthan gum and cook for about 3 minutes, until the sauce thickens. – Plate the chicken and drizzle with the sauce.