Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
This chicken is absolutely divine. It’s the simple flavors, that melt together and infuse into the chicken as it pressue cooks. This one will soon be a regular meal at your dinner table! (Don’t forget, you can mark recipes as “Favorites” in the MyFreezEasy web and mobile apps!)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lemon juice
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - tsp dried thyme
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Slice the small onion. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, lemon juice, minced garlic and dried thyme.
  2. Place the chicken breasts with the sliced onion into the electric pressure cooker insert and pour the lemon juice mixture over the chicken.
  3. Steam valve: Sealing.
  4. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  5. Release: Natural or Quick.
  6. Once cooked, spoon chicken out whole, or shred into the sauce. Strain before serving.
  7. Prepare the salad and veggies.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken with veggies and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 small white onions.

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

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the onion slices
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried thyme

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 adding contents of bag plus water to electric pressure cooker insert. Pressure cook as directed.

Special notes

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Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or mostly frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance.

Dairy-Free Modifications

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with veggies and salad.