FOOLPROOF Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

I once saw a woman call her instant pot a Magic Cauldron. I laughed, but boy was she right. I was lucky enough to get the 6 quart instant pot duo on Amazon prime day for just over $50. Any of the instant pots will work just fine and none of the fancier ones are necessary, in my opinion. This is a great meal for quick nights and leftover make great lunch the next day. This recipe is for 4 chicken breasts.



  • 4 chicken breasts
  • approximately 1/2 cup of flour (I used gluten-free flour, but any type works)
  • 1-2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • white wine to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Olive oil


  1. beat the eggs in one bowl and set aside flour, salt, pepper, and 1tsp garlic powder in another bowl.
  2. dip the chicken breasts in the egg mixture and then into the flour mixture.
  3. heat a medium fry pan over medium-high heat with olive oil or another cooking oil in the bottom of pan
  4. place 1-2 chicken breasts at a time in the pan as to not overcrowd it. This is only to brown the flour on the chicken, not to cook. 1-2 minutes each side should do the trick!
  5. Assemble your instant pot and place the chicken stock, white wine, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon juice in the bottom. I like to also add other seasonings like basil and parsley, but it is completely up to you. Get creative!
  6. put the trivet in the instant put and place the chicken breasts on top. They should be above the liquid, not touching it. Here is where I like to splash a little bit of lemon juice on top of each chicken breast.
  7. Seal the instant pot and set it to pressure cook for 9 minutes, if your instant pot has different pressure settings I usually cook on high for 7-9 minutes depending on breast size and thickness. Allow for natural release for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the chicken breasts and stir in a cornstarch slurry. To make the slurry mix 1 tbsp cornstarch with 1-2 tbsp of cold water. Slowly mix in to avoid clumps. This step is optional for those that want a thicker sauce. Increase cornstarch amount for an even thicker sauce
  9. Enjoy over top rice, noodles, steamed vegetables, or whatever you like! I ate this dish with brown rice also made in the instant pot. Use the link below for the perfect instant pot brown rice.


Instant pot brown rice:


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