The Best Instant Pot Chicken

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Make perfect, easily shredded, juicy chicken in only 30 minutes!


2-4 lbs chicken breast
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp seasoning salt


  1. Place your chicken breasts in the bottom of your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. Sprinkle seasonings evenly over the top. Lock the lid and make sure the valve is set to “sealing” instead of “venting”.
  2. Set it to cook for 10 minutes. (It does take about 10 minutes to reach pressure before it starts cooking). After it’s finished, do a 10 minute “natural pressure release”. Let it naturally release for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release.


  • You can use fresh or frozen chicken breasts. It doesn’t affect the cooking time, but it may take more time to come to pressure.
  • You can change up the seasonings depending on what you’re making? Thinking of using this chicken recipe for tacos? Try adding cumin and chili powder!