Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken is a great way to prepare chicken thighs.  

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken is a great way to prepare chicken thighs.  The tastiest part of this quick and easy recipe is the tangy lemon sauce that is poured over the chicken after it is cooked.

The tastiest part of this quick and easy recipe is the tangy lemon sauce that is poured over the chicken after it is cooked.

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To begin I turned the Instant Pot to the Saute Function and added some olive oil.  

I added in the boneless, skinless, chicken thighs in two batches and browned them on both sides.

After browning I removed them to a plate.

Next I prepared some chicken broth and added in the zest, plus the juice of one lemon before pouring it into the Pot.

I scraped all the brown bits from the bottom of the Pot so I would not get a burn message later.

Then I put the trivet in the Pot and arranged the 12 chicken thighs on top of it.

I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 7 minutes.

When the Instant Pot was done cooking, I let it do a Natural Release for 2 minutes before I turned the steam release handle to the venting position to finish with a quick release.

After removing the chicken thighs to a plate I turned the Instant Pot to the Saute Function again and stirred in some lemon pie filling powder until the sauce had thickened.

Then I returned the chicken to the Pot.

I stirred until all the chicken thighs had been coated in the lemon sauce.

Serve Instant Pot Lemon Chicken smothered in the tangy sauce.  This quick and easy recipe is sure to satisfy your family after a busy day of activities.  Add your favourite sides.

I sprinkled dried basil on top of mine before serving.  Dried parsley would work nicely as well.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken is an easy gluten free dinner recipe. These Instant Pot chicken thighs are smothered in a tangy lemon sauce.

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Yield: 6

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken is a great way to prepare chicken thighs.  The tastiest part of this quick and easy recipe is the tangy lemon sauce that is poured over the chicken after it is cooked.

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken is a great way to prepare chicken thighs.  The tastiest part of this quick and easy recipe is the tangy lemon sauce that is poured over the chicken after it is cooked.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2/3 cup lemon pie filling powder

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to the Saute Function and add the olive oil.
  2. Brown the boneless, skinless chicken thighs in two batches and then set aside.
  3. Add the zest and juice of one lemon to the chicken broth.
  4. Pour the broth into the Pot and use it to deglaze, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the Pot.
  5. Place the trivet in the Pot and arrange all the chicken thighs on top of it.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook HIgh for 7 minutes.
  7. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to Natural Release for 2 minutes before turning the steam release handle to the venting position to finish with a quick release.
  8. Remove the lid and transfer the chicken thighs to a plate.
  9. Turn the Pot to the Saute Function and add the lemon pie filling powder. Stir until the sauce thickens.
  10. Return the chicken thighs to the Pot and stir to coat them with the sauce.
  11. Serve and enjoy by pouring extra sauce over the thighs when serving.
  12. Optional: Sprinkle dried basil or parsley over thighs before serving.

Notes

*This recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 55g

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