Instant Pot Island Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Enjoy a taste of summer with this sweet and citrus chicken!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 1/2 - cup(s) lime juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1 - Tbsp cumin
  • 1 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - 20 oz. can(s) pineapple slices
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken breasts into the base of Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, and paprika.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, then add the pineapple slices around and on top of the chicken and marinade. If needed, add chicken stock or water so total liquid is at least 1 cup.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Cook the rice as directed.
  8. Prepare the veggies.
  9. Serve Instant Pot Island Chicken over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 - 20 oz. can sliced pineapple

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

If cooking the chicken, marinade and pineapples from frozen in the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooking, increase cooking time to 22 to 25 minutes. It will defrost and cook in that time.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides. Serve with cauliflower rice for Paleo meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Island Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water (if needed) to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie to the insert. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve over rice with veggies.

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