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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts – Easy and SUPER Juicy!

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Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are an easy and healthy staple perfect for meal planning! Ready in about 20 minutes and only 1 gram carbs per serving!

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are an easy and healthy staple perfect for meal planning! Ready in about 20 minutes and only 1 gram carbs per serving!

Instant Pot Poached Chicken Breast

Chicken breasts are considered one of the easiest things to cook, but they’re actually easy to over-cook!

And once you’ve had dry chicken breast, it can ruin you on it forever!

If you’re like me and don’t exactly get excited about chicken, this Instant Pot poached chicken will change your mind — promise!!

When you poach chicken using the Instant Pot, you end up with the most amazingly tender and juicy chicken breasts ever. You can enjoy them as-is, or shred and use for sandwiches, chicken salad, etc.

Chicken is such a versatile protein, which is why we use it so often. And once you know the right way to cook it, you’ll never have to suffer through dry, tough chicken breasts again!

Try This: Use our Instant Pot Poached Chicken to make this delicious Low Carb Asparagus and Dill Chicken Salad! 

juicy shredded chicken cooked in the Instant Pot

What is Poaching?

Poaching is a cooking method that involves simmering in liquid and is a popular way to prepare chicken, fish, eggs, and even fruit.

Why we love poached chicken:

  • Cooking in liquid prevents drying-out and results in most, juicy chicken.
  • Poaching infuses flavor from the cooking liquid into your food.

Since poaching is a low-fat cooking technique, if you’re doing a keto diet you’ll want to add fats through side dishes, incorporate in a mayo-based chicken salad recipe, etc. This will help ensure that you get all the healthy fats you need.

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are an easy and healthy staple perfect for meal planning! Ready in about 20 minutes and only 1 gram carbs per serving!

Why I Love This Recipe:

  • Only 1 gram carbs per serving
  • Easy and fast – ready in about 20 minutes
  • Super moist and tender – no dry chicken here!

You’ll Need:

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  • Instant Pot
  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic
  • Bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper

The above is a quick glance at the ingredients and tools needed to make IP Chicken Breasts. Full ingredient amounts are available in the printable recipe at the bottom of the post.

This Instant Pot Chicken Breast is an easy and healthy staple perfect for meal planning! Ready in about 20 minutes and only 1 gram carbs per serving!

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How to Make Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot

We kept our base recipe simple and seasoned our chicken breasts with garlic, salt, and pepper. You can season your chicken as we did, or add any other spices that you like to jazz it up.

cooking chicken in the Instant Pot

You can use either water or chicken both as your cooking liquid. We love chicken broth because it adds even more flavor!

Related: Click here to learn how to make your own chicken bone broth in the Instant Pot.

how to cook chicken in the Instant Pot

We recommend using natural release when the chicken is done cooking because there is less chance for splashing. However, if you’re pressed for time, you can use quick release instead.

More Keto Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

shredded chicken in a bowl

Free Printable Copy of Our Instant Pot Poached Chicken Recipe:

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Instant Pot Poached Chicken Breast Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Instant Pot, keto, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 262

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • Salt and pepper as desired

Instructions

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts in the Instant Pot.
  • Crush the garlic using the back of your knife. Add garlic and bay leaves to Instant Pot with chicken. 
  • Add broth and secure the Instant Pot lid.
  • Cook on manual setting for 12 minutes.
  • Natural release, if time allows. You can also use quick release if needed.

Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
Net Carbs: 1g per serving, 4 servings in recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 848mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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Banish boring, dry chicken forever! This Instant Pot Chicken Breast recipe is super juicy and flavorful! Ready in about 20 minutes - only 1 gram carbs!

 

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