IP Chicken Breast
Amy & Jackie
I made this recipe and used chicken broth vs water. I let it NR for 15 minutes (3 breasts) and it was good but think 10 minutes might be better for the NR. Might be a little bit juicier.
Instant Pot Chicken Breast
- 1 - 4 (300g - 1200g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 cups (1L) cold water
- 1 teaspoon (0.8g) dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon (0.9g) dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon (1g) dried thyme
- 2 (0.5g) bay leaves
- 5 teaspoons (35g) fine sea salt
Add Spice & Salt: Add 5 tsp (35g) fine sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1g) dried thyme, 1 tsp (0.9g) dried rosemary, and 1 tsp (0.8g) dried oregano to Instant Pot. (*Note: Don't worry! This amount of salt won’t make the chicken breasts too salty. You can skip the salt & spice if you are dressing up the chicken breasts after pressure cooking). Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water in Instant Pot.
Pressure Cook Chicken Breasts: Add 1 - 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute (zero minute), then 10 - 12 minutes Natural Release.
-For 1 Chicken Breast: Natural Release for 12 minutes
-For 2 Chicken Breasts: Natural Release for 11 minutes
-For 4 Chicken Breasts: Natural Release for 9 minutes
*Note: 0 minute (zero minute) is not a typo! We're using the heat from the "Pressurize" Stage + "Depressurize" Stage to cook the chicken breast in Instant Pot.
Check Chicken Breasts' Internal Temperature: Place chicken breasts on a chopping board, then check internal temperature at its' thickest part with an accurate thermometer.
*Note: The USDA recommends 165°F (74°C) as the safe internal temperature for cooked chicken. If the temperature is off by more than 10°F, quickly place the chicken breasts back in Instant Pot. Close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot cook the chicken breasts for 1 - 2 more minutes. If not, let the chicken breasts rest until it reaches 165°F (74°C). For Reference, our chicken breasts jumped to 165°F (74°C) after resting for 3 minutes.
Serve Chicken Breasts: Once the chicken breasts have reached 165°F (74°C), slice and serve immediately. You can also shred the chicken breasts, then serve them in sandwiches. Now you know the secrets to cook juicy Instant Pot Chicken Breast! Enjoy!~ 🙂