Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken breasts cook with soft, buttery potatoes and carrots for an easy one-pot meal. The seasoning on the chicken infuses the whole dish, giving flavor to the potatoes and carrots too.
Total Instant Pot Cooking Time: 15 minutes to reach pressure + 10 minutes cooking time + 5 minute quick release
This recipe was updated on Sept 16, 2021
- 1 cup water
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon granulated or powdered garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Zest of 1 small lemon (I use a microplane grater to grate off the peel)
- 2 pounds gold or new potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (peeled or unpeeled)
- 2 to 4 carrots, sliced into 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick pieces (don’t slice them thinner, or they’ll be mushy)
- 1 small bunch chives, for garnishing potatoes and carrots before serving (or parsley)
- Butter, for flavoring potatoes and carrots before serving
- Pour the water into the Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot trivet on top.
- Lay the chicken breasts on the trivet in a cozy, single layer. The chicken can overlap a little bit, but if you pile the chicken breasts on top of each other, the chicken won’t cook as well.
- Brush or drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, oregano and lemon zest.
- Layer the potatoes on top of the chicken. Some of the potatoes will fall over the side of the trivet, that’s fine.
- Layer the the carrots on top of the potatoes. Season lightly with salt (about ½ teaspoon).
- Secure the lid and program the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. The IP will take about 15 minutes to come up to pressure.
- When the cooking time is done, wait 5 minutes then do a quick release by turning the pressure valve venting.
- Use a slotted spoon to lift the potatoes and carrots out of the Instant Pot and into a serving dish. I like to lay several pats of butter on top so that it melts into the potatoes and carrots. Use kitchen shears to snip small pieces of chive over the potatoes and carrots.
- Remove the chicken and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing the chicken. Add salt to taste.
The broth in the bottom of the Instant Pot is flavorful and tasty; consider serving it with the meal.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Instant Pot chicken breasts, Instant Pot potatoes and carrots