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Instant Pot lemon chicken recipe

Instant Pot lemon chicken recipe gets dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less! The creamy sauce is so light and perfect to enjoy year round.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot lemon chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • fresh lemons
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • In the instant pot brown the chicken in 2 tablespoons butter.
  • Place in the pressure cooker. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning.
  • Top with the butter (cut into pieces)
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over the top.
  • Add in the chicken broth.
  • Add the lid and set the valve to sealing. set the pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Do a quick release.
  • Then in a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch in the half and half.
  • Stir in the instant pot and turn the instant pot to the saute setting.
  • Stir and heat through until the lemon sauce has thickened
  • Serve over angel hair pasta with parmesan cheese and more fresh lemons.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 938mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 807IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 1mg