If you’re looking for a simple yet flavorful Instant Pot Chicken Breasts recipe, you’re in for a treat. In this article, I’ll guide you through the steps of creating mouthwatering chicken breasts using the magic of the Instant Pot, along with the rich and aromatic combination of smoked paprika and Italian seasoning.

1. Instant Pot Chicken Breasts Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

First, seasoning the chicken breasts with smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Ensure that both sides of each chicken breast are evenly coated with this flavorful mixture.

Switch your Instant Pot to the “Saute” function and add olive oil to the pot. Allow the oil to heat up, creating a perfect base for searing the chicken.

Once the oil is hot, carefully place the seasoned chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Sear them for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden-brown crust. This step is crucial for locking in the juices and enhancing the overall taste of the chicken.

Next, pour in the chicken broth to the Instant Pot. This liquid not only contributes to the tenderness of the chicken but also ensures a flavorful cooking environment.

Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to the sealing position, and switch to the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” setting. Cook the chicken on high pressure for 8 minutes.

Once the cooking time is complete, allow the Instant Pot to perform a natural pressure release for 5-7 minutes.

Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the chicken breasts for a burst of color and freshness. Plate the chicken alongside your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, pasta, or a crisp salad.

This Instant Pot Chicken Breasts recipe showcases the ease and efficiency of modern cooking appliances without compromising on flavor. By infusing the chicken with the smoky richness of paprika and the herbal notes of Italian seasoning, you’ll elevate your weeknight dinner to a restaurant-quality experience.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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