Instant Pot Chicken with Lemon White Wine Sauce

It’s Foodie Friday! You will love this easy chicken recipe for the Instant Pot. You can brown the chicken, cook it through. and make a nice pan sauce all in the same pot! It tastes like you spent all afternoon cooking it but comes together in just a few minutes. This is a great addition to your meal prep repertoire. The simple sauce really elevates it from your plain old chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken with Lemon White Wine Sauce


4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup semi dry or dry white wine (we used Riesling)
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Big pinch kosher salt
1/2 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp water

Set Instant Pot to saute function and heat 2 Tbsp of the olive oil until shimmering. Working in two batches, add the chicken in a single layer and cook on one side until browned, about 2-3 minutes. It will release easily when ready to flip. Cook on the other side until browned. The chicken will not be cooked completely through, that’s fine.

Set the first batch aside on a plate and brown the second batch using the same method.When browned on both sides remove from the Instant Pot.

Add the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil to the Instant Pot. Cook onion and garlic, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add the wine and lemon juice to deglaze the pan. Stir up the brown bits from the bottom-there is tons of flavor there!

Add the chicken, any juices that accumulated on the plate, and the salt. Cook on manual for 7 minutes and do a quick release of the pressure. Remove the chicken and keep warm on a clean plate.

Make a paste of the corn starch and water in a small bowl and mix into the sauce. Cook the sauce using the saute setting for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, to thicken. Serve the sauce over top of the chicken.


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