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Cooked chicken breast in a bowl with herbs and seasoning

Instant Pot Chicken Breast (Fresh or Frozen)

If you're an avid meal prep fan or just someone who likes to set it and forget it, this Instant Pot chicken recipe has your name on it. Tender & juicy!
Course Meats
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Chicken Breast, Instant Pot Chicken Breast fresh, Instant Pot Chicken Breast frozen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Add chicken broth into the Instant Pot and place trivet inside.
    Instant pot with chicken broth
  • Season the chicken breast with garlic salt on both sides. Place it inside the Instant Pot. If you're using frozen chicken breast, make sure to assemble the chicken in a single layer.
    chicken breas in an instant pot
  • Seal the lid and the vent. Pressure cook the raw chicken on high for 10 minutes. For frozen chicken breast, add an extra 5 minutes.
    Instant pot turned on
  • Allow the chamber pressure to do a natural release for an additional 10 minutes. Safely release the remaining pressure out of the chamber before opening the lid. Enjoy!
    Cooked chicken breast in an instant pot


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 871mg | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg