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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, garlic, lemon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Set Instant Pot to Saute. Add butter and once melted, sear the chicken on all sides.
  • Remove the chicken from the Instant Pot. Add garlic and lemon zest and cook until you can smell the lemon.
  • Pour in chicken stock to deglaze (clean the bottom of) the Instant Pot. Place back the chicken and add the lemon juice.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Open the lid and serve.