Keto Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts

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Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts
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This keto Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts recipe is a perfect American dish to add to your regular offerings! Anyone who enjoys Instant Pot, Chicken is going to absolutely love this low-carb Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts variation. Providing 6 servings, it's bursting with flavor and certain to leave even the pickiest eaters in your house satisfied and wanting more of this amazing American dish! If you like this keto Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts recipe, create an account and add it to your favorites; or better yet, share it with others via the social links above!

The Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts is both juicy and tasty. For a fast and nutritious entrée, thicken the fluids into a gravy and serve it over the chicken.

The possibilities for cooking chicken breast are endless. You can also cook chicken breasts in an instant pot in addition to baking, air frying, and oven baking them.

This is my go-to method for cooking chicken breast in the Instant Pot® when I want plain but adequately cooked chicken. When you just have frozen chicken on hand and need something speedy, it's fantastic for meal preparation, quick and healthful meals, and the best part? There are just a few ingredients required for this!

Ingredients required

Chicken breast, chicken broth, olive oil, Italian seasoning, ground paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and possibly cornstarch are the ingredients for Instant Pot chicken breast. 

A few notes on the ingredients

Larger chicken breasts maintain their juiciness longer and have a superior texture. I suggest dividing 2 pounds of chicken into 4-6 chicken breasts.

Frozen poultry? You can cook frozen chicken without first defrosting it. While you prepare the other ingredients for the dish, take the chicken out of the freezer, unwrap it, and let it rest at room temperature. Spice the meat, but don't sear or brown it. Place the frozen chicken breast on the trivet in the instant pot with the stock and cook for 15 minutes. The remainder of the recipe is exactly as indicated.

Chicken broth: You may also use water if you're not utilizing the cooking juices for gravy.

Use whatever additional spice you choose, if you like.

Cooking Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes

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Keto Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Keto Instant Pot® Chicken Breasts Recipe Instructions

  1. Garlic salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning should be applied to the chicken's two sides.
  2. Select the Saute option on a multipurpose pressure cooker (such as an Instant Pot®). Add butter and oil to a heated saucepan and let the butter melt. Working in batches if required, add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Press Cancel after adding broth to the chicken.
  3. Lock the lid by closing it. Set the timer for 3 minutes while choosing high pressure, following the manufacturer's recommendations. Give the pressure 10 minutes to develop.
  4. Following the manufacturer's directions, release pressure naturally after 20 minutes. Using the quick-release technique, gently remove any leftover pressure for 5 minutes. Gently release the locking lid and remove it from the pot.
  5. Serve with your favorite side dish for a complete keto meal.

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How to Properly Store Chicken

How long can cooked chicken be stored in a refrigerator or freezer?

That relies upon several conditions, but chicken, once cooked, should be refrigerated within 2 hours. To maximize the shelf life of cooked chicken for protection and exceptional quality, refrigerate the chicken in shallow bins or wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. The cooked chicken will remain for three to four days in the fridge.

To further increase the shelf life of a cooked chicken, freeze it. Store the cooked chicken in plastic storage bins or heavy ziplock freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

How long does cooked chicken remain withinside the freezer?

Properly stored, it'll preserve the quality of the chicken for approximately four months; however, it will continue to be edible past that time. The freezer time given is for the best quality of the meat. Cooked chicken that is continuously frozen will preserve indefinitely.

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How long does cooked chicken remain after being frozen and thawed? 

Cooked chicken that properly thaws out in the refrigerator will be edible for three to four days. Cooked chicken thawed in the microwave or in bloodless has no other shelf life and should be consumed immediately.

How long does cooked chicken store at room temperature?

Bacteria develop hastily at temperatures between 40°F and 140°F; cooked chicken must be discarded if left out for more than two hours at improper temperatures.

How to know if a cooked chicken has good bad?

The most common manner is to smell and examine the chicken. Most symptoms of bad chicken include:

  • bitter scent
  • slimy texture

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