Herb Chicken- Pressure Cooker

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Here we go with another super simple, pressure cooker recipe. I love these! If you don’t own a pressure cooker, you really might want to consider investing in one. It is such a great appliance to have.

So, start with your bone in chicken breasts, you can use boneless if you prefer, but I love the flavor of the bone in. yum!

Rub with just a touch of olive oil. This adds to moisture, flavor and also gives the herbs something to stick to.

Next, rub in your spice rub to each breast.

Heat pressure cooker on saute. Add olive oil to pan. Once the oil is heated, add in chicken breasts. I had to do mine in 2 batches, as one 2 breasts would fit at a time. Now this step isn’t necessary, but it gives the chicken such a beautiful golden color. I wouldn’t skip it if I was you….

Turn the chicken over and brown the other side as well.

When all chicken is done, add back to pan. I did 3 breasts this night, so I just layered them on top of one another. Next, add in lemon juice and water. Pressure cook.

We served our chicken with a lovely sweet potato and cranberry quinoa salad and fresh rolls. It was so good.

I swear it tasted even better as it was a hectic day. Sitting down to a meal like this just made everything feel better!

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Herb Chicken- Pressure Cooker

This quick meal is just what you will love on a busy weeknight, or even just a day you don't want to spend all day in the kitchen. Our chicken was done, start to finish in about 45 minutes. I know this might sound like a long time, but most of it is set it and forget it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipes, dinner ideas, healthy dinner, herb chicken, pressure cooker recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • pressure cooker


  • 3-4 chicken breasts I prefer bone in, but you can use whatever you prefer.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Combine spices in bowl.
    Heat pressure cookerr to saute.
    Rub chicken with about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Next rub with seasonings.
    Add remaining olive oil to pressure cooker. Add in chicken, breast side down. Saute until golden, flip and do the same on the other side. You may need to do this in batches, like I did.When all the chicken is browned, add back in to pot, layering if needed. Pour water and lemon juice into bottom of pressure cooker.
    Clamp down lid. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes. Allow to natural release for just a few minutes. Carefully release pressure, making sure to keep your hand covered so you don't get a steam burn. Remove lid once pressure is released.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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  1. Margaret | 12th Nov 19

    Just got my instant pot!! Have made something Every Day in it. Cheese cake, elderberry syrup, yogurt, really good. And several other things. Have not done chicken but will use your reciept soon!! Hi!!

    • admin | 27th Nov 19

      I need to try yogurt in mine, that sounds so good!

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