Hi there! My name is Elena, and I'm a Chef Master. I've been cooking for years, and I've always loved experimenting with new recipes. One of my favorite things to cook is chicken breast, and I've found that using a pressure cooker is the best way to get juicy, tender chicken every time. That's why I've put together this article on the best pressure cooker chicken breast recipes. Whether you're a seasoned cook or just getting started, these recipes are sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Recipe Category: Main Dish
- Recipe Cuisine: American
- Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
- Add olive oil to pressure cooker and turn on sauté mode.
- Sear chicken breasts on both sides until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Add chicken broth to pressure cooker and lock lid in place.
- Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
- Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
- Remove chicken from pressure cooker and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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- Q: Can I use frozen chicken breasts in this recipe?
- Q: Do I need to use chicken broth, or can I use water instead?
- Q: Can I add vegetables to the pressure cooker with the chicken?
- Q: Can I make this recipe in a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker?
- Q: How long will the cooked chicken last in the fridge?
- Q: Can I freeze the cooked chicken?
A: Yes, you can use frozen chicken breasts, but you will need to increase the cook time to 10-12 minutes on high pressure.
A: You can use water instead of chicken broth, but the chicken will not be as flavorful.
A: Yes, you can add vegetables like carrots, potatoes, or green beans to the pressure cooker with the chicken. Just make sure to adjust the cook time accordingly.
A: Yes, you can make this recipe in a slow cooker, but the cook time will be longer. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
A: The cooked chicken will last for up to 4 days in the fridge.
A: Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken for up to 2 months.
1. Don't overcook the chicken! The pressure cooker will cook the chicken quickly, so make sure to follow the cook time carefully.
2. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature should be 165°F.
3. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
That's it for my pressure cooker chicken breast recipes! I hope you enjoy trying them out and experimenting with your own variations. Happy cooking!