Instapot Chicken Breast



  • ▢1 – 4 (300g – 1200g) boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • ▢4 cups (1L) cold water

  • ▢1 teaspoon (0.8g) dried oregano

  • ▢1 teaspoon (0.9g) dried rosemary

  • ▢1 teaspoon (1g) dried thyme

  • ▢2 (0.5g) bay leaves

  • ▢5 teaspoons (35g) fine sea salt

1: Add Spice & Salt: Add 5 tsp (35g) fine sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp (1g) dried thyme, 1 tsp (0.9g) dried rosemary, and 1 tsp (0.8g) dried oregano to Instant Pot.*Note: This amount of salt won’t make the chicken breasts too salty. You can skip the salt & spices if you’re planning to add your own dressings, spices, or sauces to the chicken breast for salads, sandwiches, or other chicken recipes.Pour in 4 cups (1L) cold water in Instant Pot.

2: Pressure Cook Chicken Breast: Add 1 – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in Instant Pot. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 minute (zero minute), then 9 – 12 minutes Natural Release.-For 1 Chicken Breast: Natural Release for 12 minutes-For 2 Chicken Breasts: Natural Release for 11 minutes-For 4 Chicken Breasts: Natural Release for 9 minutes*Note: 0 minute (zero minute) is not a typo! We’re using the heat from the “Pressurize” Stage and “Depressurize” Stage to cook the chicken breast in Instant Pot.

3. Check Chicken Breasts’ Internal Temperature: Place chicken breasts on a chopping board, then check internal temperature at its’ thickest part with an accurate thermometer. *Note: The USDA recommends 165°F (74°C) as the safe internal temperature for cooked chicken. If the temperature is off by more than 10°F, quickly place the chicken breasts back in Instant Pot. Close the lid, then let the residual heat in Instant Pot cook the chicken breasts for 1 – 2 more minutes. If not, let the chicken breasts rest until it reaches 165°F (74°C). For Reference, our chicken breasts jumped to 165°F (74°C) after resting for 3 minutes.

4. Serve: Once the chicken breast has reached 165°F (74°C), slice and serve immediately. You can also shred the chicken breasts, add your favorite dressings, sauces, or seasonings, then serve them in salads, sandwiches, or wraps. Enjoy~