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Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast

(This instant pot garlic herb chicken breast recipe is so quick and simple to make, it’s the perfect instant pot chicken dinner recipe!)

It happens every time.

4 PM and the kids start asking the dreaded question… “What’s for dinner?”

Then I have to face the facts that I forgot to pull anything out of the freezer.

And that my kids don’t actually want cold cereal or pb&js for dinner.

Can you relate? I know I can!

Well, instead of panicking, now I don’t have to stress. Because you can use your instant pot to cook chicken breast that’s frozen!

That’s right, pop a frozen chicken breast in the Instant Pot and you’ll have dinner in no time!

And one of my very favorite recipes that’s quick and easy to do when it’s 4 pm and you haven’t even thought about dinner yet is this Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast Recipe!

This Instant Pot garlic herb chicken breast recipe is one of my favorite Instant Pot beginner recipes!

Plus it’s totally kid-friendly.

My kids think they’re spoiled when I make the garlic herb chicken, but in reality, it’s my go-to meal for when I’m low on time and need a delicious meal fast!

I love that you don’t have to think, and you can pull together this recipe in a flash!

Plus it’s delicious. I love to add a simple side of wild rice and I’ve got a yummy dinner for the whole family ready fast!

You can beat the evening shuffle and give yourself time to help kids with homework or actually talk to your husband when he gets home instead of slaving over a hot stove with this Instant Pot garlic herb chicken breast recipe.

You can thank me later!

How To Make Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast?

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast

This instant pot garlic herb chicken breast recipe is so quick and simple to make, it’s the perfect instant pot chicken dinner recipe!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine World
Servings 4
Calories 579 kcal


  • 1 Instant pot


  • 1 lb.  boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs if preferred
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • tsp basil
  • tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup water


  • Mix dry ingredients together. Rub over chicken.
  • Place steamer rack inside pot. Place chicken on top of rack.
  • Cover, cook on poultry setting or high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release.



Save broth at the bottom for other recipes or soup starters. Just be aware this broth might be a more flavorful than canned chicken broth so you might want to cut the salt if using it in other recipes.


Serving: 4gCalories: 579kcalFat: 12gProtein: 104gCarbohydrates: 8g
Keyword Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast
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Oh, and if you aren’t making this delicious Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breast right this second, be sure to pin it for later.

That way you can find it when it’s 4 PM and you’re wondering what you can do with an Instant Pot and frozen chicken breast!


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