Lemon Chicken à la Instant Pot

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an Instant Pot recipe but this Lemon Chicken was SO good that I immediately had to share!

For the most part, I’ve been repeating a lot of the recipes from the Instant Post Roundups I posted last year. But Lemon chicken is one of my favourite dishes, hands down.  I usually make it stovetop/oven but on one particular day last week, I didn’t have much time so I adapted the recipe for my IP.

Holy moly was it ever good!! And FAST, it was really, really FAST! This isn’t the Chinese-takout, candy-coated chicken you’re used to…. This, my friends, is delicious, fresh and healthy.

But there are a few secret ingredients to this dish that you cannot forgo. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and La Grille Spicy Pepper Medley. I can’t guarantee the quality of this dish if you use anything else.

Lemon Chicken à la Instant Pot
Serves 4

4 raw chicken breasts (4 lbs), cut into three segments each
3 tbsps La Grille Spicy Pepper Medley
3 tbsps Grape Oil (or your favourite light oil)
1 whole lemon, juiced
1/3 cup white wine
1 tbsp corn starch
1/3 cup water

  1. Line chicken out on a flat surface. Pat dry.
  2. Generously sprinkle La Grille Spicy Pepper Medley on both sides.
  3. Turn Instant Pot on to Sauté and add oil to heat.
  4. Working in batches, add chicken and brown on both sides and place on a plate.
  5. Add lemon and white wine and stir for 5 mins, deglazing bottom of the pot.
  6. Return chicken to the Instant Pot. Close lid.
  7. Set the Instant Pot on High for 12 mins. Allow pressure to release manually for 5mins then release remaining pressure.
  8. Remove chicken.
  9. In a small cup, add corn starch and water. Mix well to create a slurry.
  10. Set Instant Pot to Saute. When the sauce bubbles, add slurry and stir for 3 mins.
  11. Add chicken back to Instant Pot and cover with sauce.
  12. Plate and serve with sauce drizzled over top. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


That’s it! I served it with a simple green salad but if you had some rice, it would work really well with the sauce. You can also add any of the Green Vegetable Sides I recently posted.




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